MCU: 4 X-Men Heroes Just Got Teased In Newest Disney+ Episode

By Russ Milheim Updated:
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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has been an interesting project thus far. Not only is it something unlike anything the MCU has seen before, but it’s causing quite a varied reaction from fans--the show has already experienced some of the worst review-bombing to date.

While some might not love the series, there are still plenty of people that do. Tatiana Maslany is fantastic in the lead role, and she’s a perfect fit for the MCU.

While she is great in the series, the project has also provided some fun moments with some big Marvel names. Most namely with Wong in Episodes 3 and 4, which saw the Sorcerer Supreme in some entirely new circumstances. Then, of course, there will also be the return of Charlie Cox’s blind vigilante, Daredevil, in a future episode.

The show just aired its fifth episode on Disney+, and while it doesn’t feature any Marvel characters bigger than She-Hulk, it does have several fun nods to some massive names in the comics.

Marvel Studios Teases Big Marvel Characters

Warning - The rest of this article contains spoilers for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Episode 5. 

In She-Hulk's fifth episode, during the fun credits that are filled with artwork made for the show, Marvel Studios included some fun nods towards various potential characters coming in Phase 5, 6, and beyond, including more than just a few mutant names.

Of course, Pug is showing off the supposed Iron Man Three sneakers that he wanted so badly, but the shoe designs behind him notably represent four classic X-Men heroes: Cyclops, Wolverine, Deadpool, and Cable. Another sneaky sneaker seems to reference the Juggernaut, a frequent X-Men villain who last appeared on-screen in Deadpool 2.

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Those aren't the only current and upcoming Marvel characters teased though. Also behind him are variants of shoes for Ghost Rider, Falcon, Nova, Namor, Hulk, Doctor Doom, Green Goblin, Captain Marvel, and more. 

There's even a mysterious golden shoe, which some fans believe to be the hero Speedball. Other possibilities could be Thanos, Loki, Scarlet Scarab, or even Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's Ayesha.

The second image reveals even more super-sneakers, bringing out the likes of recently-revealed mutant Ms. Marvel, The Thing, Vision, and the aforementioned X-Men leader Cyclops.

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The third image, which is the widest shot, brings a slew of more references. 

This wide-angle features Scarlet Spider, Hawkeye, Captain America, Deadpool, Silver Surfer, Moon Knight, America Chavez, Wolverine, Cable, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Juggernaut, and Electro.

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Do These Teases Foretell the MCU's Future? 

This piece of artwork could be seen as a fun wink-and-a-nod to audiences familiar with comics lore. However, the fact that this is the first time that many of these characters have been referenced in-universe could be a hint towards Marvel's future planning.

While mutants were teased at the end of Ms. Marvel, the Phase 5 and 6 slates have no mention of them yet, and it's rumored that a previous contract is keeping Marvel Studios from using their mutants until 2025 at the earliest. That said, even though the X-Men's MCU debuts could be far off, the choices of characters could be an indication of who Kevin Feige and co. have their eyes on when they do eventually decide to bring the mutants, Fantastic Four-related characters, and more to the big and small screen.

Both Cyclops and the Juggernaut have been referenced in recent pieces of MCU concept art, so the fact that they have made it into actual Marvel Studios media is telling. This push for Scott Summers could indicate that Marvel is set on including him as a core member of the X-Men once again for the MCU's incarnation down the line.

This also makes the reference toward someone like Scarlet Spider all the more interesting; many will almost certainly use it to fuel hope that the MCU may one day see Spider-Variants enter the scene

It’s just a shame Marvel hasn’t already started up their own line of shoes utilizing sketches like these from She-Hulk

She-Hulk has been full of intriguing references like this sneaker art. While some may not love the show, it would be hard to claim the series isn’t just casual fun at the very least—or maybe people are just jealous they can’t actually have a pair of Pug's Iron Man Threes.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law's fifth installment is now streaming on Disney+.

- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.