She-Hulk Secretly Makes Dr Doom’s MCU Debut More Likely

Based on the inclusion of Titania, She-Hulk’s greatest rival, in the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law trailer, Doctor Doom may soon enter the MCU.

With the release of the first trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Marvel subtly teased that Doctor Doom may soon enter the MCU. Set to premiere on August 17, 2022, She-Hulk will center on Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany), a lawyer for superhumans who ends up gaining powers of her own. As the cousin of Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Jennifer’s ability to grow into a tall, green superhero seems to fit in with her family. If She-Hulk stays true to the comics, Jennifer’s family will be directly responsible for her transformation. After being shot by a mobster, Bruce gave Jennifer a blood transfusion, which both saved her life and mutated her blood.

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Also drawing from the comics, the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law trailer briefly showed Titania, She-Hulk’s greatest rival. Played by Jameela Jamil, Titania only appeared in the She-Hulk trailer for a moment, breaking through a wall to enter a courtroom. In Marvel comics, Mary MacPherran was a high school student when she received her powers and became Titania. However, Titania’s MCU character reportedly has a different origin as a social media influencer with a secret dark side.

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These changes to Titania’s character raise the question of how the supervillain will gain her powers in the MCU. Given Titania’s ability to smash through walls and fight She-Hulk, she appears to still have the same titan-like super strength as she did in the comics. This presents the perfect opportunity to introduce Doctor Doom in the MCU since he was responsible for Titania’s powers in the comics. Based on their comic book connection and the lack of other options for gaining superpowers in the MCU, Doctor Doom is most likely the source of Titania’s powers in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.



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Although the MCU seems to have changed Titania’s origin story, Doctor Doom could still give Mary her powers. In Marvel comics, Doctor Doom recruited Mary to fight for him in the Secret Wars, using alien technology to empower her. Although MCU projects like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness have hinted that Phase 4 is building to Secret Wars, a Marvel comic storyline that involves multiple alternate universes combining into one planet, the MCU has not reached this point yet. In contrast, Doctor Doom did not enlist Titania in the comics until after the Secret Wars had already begun. However, the MCU could easily change the order of events to feature Doctor Doom preparing for Secret Wars by giving Titania powers, further building up to the massive multiversal event.


In addition, Doctor Doom’s involvement is supported by the fact that there are currently not many ways for new heroes and villains to gain powers in the MCU. There is no super-soldier serum left, and both the Infinity Stones and the Heart-Shaped Herb were destroyed. While using her powers, Titania does not turn green, so she should not have any connection to the Hulk. It is also unlikely that Titania will be retconned into a mutant or have any connection to the multiple types of magic in the MCU. With all of these methods unavailable, there do not seem to be many options left for Titania aside from Doctor Doom’s alien technology. Due to this, Titania’s inclusion in the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law trailer suggests that Doctor Doom will soon make his MCU debut.


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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law premieres August 17, 2022, on Disney +.

  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: Jul 08, 2022
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: Nov 11, 2022
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: Feb 17, 2023
  • The Marvels / Captain Marvel 2 (2023)Release date: Jul 28, 2023

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