She-Hulk Finally Asks Marvel’s Biggest Question

She-Hulk Attorney at Law finally came out and asked when we are going to see the X-Men.

By Mark McKee | Published

Since Disney purchased 21st Century Fox and all of the properties it holds, namely the X-Men and Fantastic Four, the question on every Marvel Cinematic Universe fan’s mind has been, when will we see our favorite mutants in the franchise? While Kamala Khan has been revealed to be a mutant, the more prominent mutant characters have been irritatingly absent for over a decade, which made sense for the first ten years because Marvel didn’t have the rights. Still, now fans scour every project looking for clues. According to CBR, Episode 6 of She-Hulk has possibly given fans a peek into how the X-Men can be introduced, and it is, in the most Gen-Z way possible, a website/social media platform to show off their powers. 

In the article, the author lays out the possibility that since the discovery of the Intelligencia movement on the dark web, She-Hulk opens the door to the possibility that this chat forum is the perfect way to introduce members of the X-Men and the rest of the mutant community. The comparison in the theory goes back to NBC’s Heroes, a story of humans evolving to discover superpowers, documenting them online to find others like themselves, and eventually drawing the attention of those who would take advantage of them.

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Young mutants like Scott Summers, Jean Grey, and more would upload their powers and video proof of them performing them to the forum, attracting themselves to each other and unknowingly becoming targets for an evil organization to capture and experiment on them. 

She-Hulk did more than just introduce a way to bring the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe; the series retconned the classic supervillain team to be a more modern way to connect with younger viewers and make their younger characters more realistic for the times. 

In the comic book version of the team, Intelligencia is comprised of the greatest criminal minds on Earth, all coming together to ensure they can stand up to whatever hero is in their way; think of it as Marvel‘s cerebral version of the Legion of Doom that contained Lex Luthor, Joker, and others. Marvel’s version is typically headed up by The Leader, and has members like M.O.D.O.K., Mad Thinker, Red Ghost, Dr. Doom, and Mr. Sinister. While the She-Hulk version may have been reduced to a simple web forum and could be a way to introduce the X-Men to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it doesn’t mean that is all there is of the team. 

M.O.D.O.K. taping into the web and creating a forum that could cast a wide net across the world in search of mutants could be exactly the kind of step the villains would take to operate from the shadows. Even two of the other members have ties to upcoming projects.

The Leader is set to be the villain in Captain America 4, and with Fantastic Four on the horizon, we will likely see Dr. Doom appear. While She-Hulk may have looked like they were having a fun throwaway easter egg, it very well could have been a clever way to introduce not only the X-Men, but a villain team to threaten the Avengers at every corner.