She-Hulk Trailer Introduces One of Spider-Man's Weirdest Allies to the MCU

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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Near the end of this summer, Marvel Studios will revisit the legacy of The Incredible Hulk for the first time since 2008, with Tatiana Maslany's She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney+. This is not only the third new character being introduced in her own Disney+ series this year, but it's also set to be one of Marvel's weirdest projects to date.

Three months to the day before it premieres on Disney's streaming service, Marvel Studios delivered the first full trailer for She-Hulk with just under two full minutes of footage teasing her first outing in the franchise. Heavily featuring her relationship with her cousin, Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner, the latest trailer gave fans a hint at how Jennifer Walters tries to balance her life as an everyday lawyer and a giant green superhero.

The show is also set to bring along some unexpected characters to continue their MCU journeys, with a shocking confirmation for Benedict Wong's Wong and rumors about Seth Green's Howard the Duck. On top of this, the first trailer even shared a look at one of the strangest characters to ever come into the MCU from Marvel Comics.

The MCU Tackles Frog-Man in She-Hulk

The first trailer for Marvel Studios' Disney+ show She-Hulk: Attorney at Law brought the first look at Frog-Man within the MCU. The character is only in less than a second of footage, striking a fighting pose against an undisclosed enemy.

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Frog-Man was first brought to the page in Marvel Team-Up #121 in 1982 under the name of Eugene Patillo, a 15-year-old who developed electrically-powered coils that he used to build his alter-ego.  The moniker went through various iterations, including "Leap-Frog" and "The Fabulous Frog-Man" as he tried to make a name for himself as a superhero.

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That first appearance came alongside Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four's Human Torch, with Eugune continually working and struggling toward living up to his superhero aspirations. His suit allows him to jump as high as six stories in the air, although he often winds up defeating his enemies by accident.

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Frog-Man's history only consists of about 40 appearances in Marvel Comics, and he's even tried to join teams like the Defenders at different points in his run.

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How Big is Frog-Man's Role in His Debut?

Seeing Frog-Man in a live-action Disney+ show is certainly nothing that even the staunchest Marvel fans had on their radar. However, the MCU hasn't been afraid to throw some weird characters and concepts out there  - look at the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise as a whole and Howard the Duck specifically.

Frog-Man certainly has a few potential ties into the MCU, largely due to his and She-Hulk's mutual ties to characters like Spider-Man and Daredevil (Charlie Cox is also rumored to appear in this series). He could very well be one of the cases that She-Hulk works on with her new position as the face of a new superhuman law division, giving her the chance to protect a young kid trying to do the right thing.

Regardless of how big Frog-Man's role is, She-Hulk is proving that it's not afraid to dive into some of the weirder corners of Marvel lore, and that should only go further as more footage debuts. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has already teased that fans won't know who to expect in terms of characters in this show, and that's being proven quickly with this trailer.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will debut on Disney+ on August 17.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.