She-Hulk: Attorney at Law writer, Zeb Wells, admits that the MCU legal-action comedy almost included another obscure Marvel Comics character.
Spoilers for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law finale below!
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law almost included another obscure Marvel Comics character. The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe television series stars Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, a lawyer whose blood was inadvertently contaminated with the Hulk’s blood causing her to transform into a towering green version of herself known as She-Hulk. Tasked with defending superhumans in a court of law, Walters ends up crossing paths with various MCU characters to include Emil Blonsky/Abomination (Tim Roth), Titania (Jameela Jamil), Sorcerer Supreme Wong (Benedict Wong), and Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox).
The legal-action comedy included various relatively obscure characters that were plucked from the pages of Marvel Comics. In episode 6, Mallory Book (Renée Elise Goldsberry) and Nikki Ramos (Ginger Gonzaga) aid Mr. Immortal with his divorce from his multiple wives. The vampire Saracen, El Águila, Porcupine, Wrecker, and Man-Bull all made appearances in episode 7 at Blonsky’s spiritual retreat, Summer Twilight, in a group session to help Walters with her romance issues. However, another Marvel Comics character nearly made the cut.
In a recent interview with ComicBook, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law writer, Zeb Wells, revealed that Stilt-Man was almost introduced in the show. First appearing in Daredevil #8 in 1965, the supervillain used his armored robotic suit to commit crime, consistently finding himself fighting The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen. Wells claimed that Stilt-Man was one of the characters considered to appear in episode 7 at Blonsky’s compound. The writer also revealed that the Matador was also considered for a cameo appearance. Read what Wells said below.
“Yes, for sure. We went through a lot of them. I think Stilt-Man was probably thrown in there at one point. Saracen, he started off as someone else we couldn’t get for some reason. I think there is a character at Marvel called ‘The Matador’ and we couldn’t use him [laughs].”
Will She-Hulk Season 2 Happen?
Stilt-Man, like the other characters featured in Blonsky’s group therapy session, would have served as a humorous personality that Walters could relate to as she struggled with Jeff ghosting her after their third date. Likely serving a similar purpose to Porcupine, a character inside an obtrusive suit, Stilt-Man may have been removed or replaced due to the fact that there have been, and will be, many more characters in robotic costumes in the MCU. With She-Hulk: Attorney at Law season 2 up in the air, it is possible that Stilt-Man can still make an appearance.
Although a second season has yet to be confirmed, several moments within the series finale hinted at the show’s possible return. Following the She-Hulk finale’s meta fourth wall break, Walters entered the show’s writers room to find the group discussing a ridiculous premise for season 2. Later, Walters encounters the K.E.V.I.N. artificial intelligence machine and offers her thoughts about season 2 before the robot quickly changes the subject. Although She-Hulk: Attorney at Law season 2 has yet to be confirmed, the show’s procedural like format offers infinite possibilities allowing the writers to use popular and relatively obscure characters at their will.