It’s always disappointing when a major game reveal is spoiled before it can be officially announced, and that’s exactly what happened with the latest hero reveal for Marvel’s Avengers. The folks over at Crystal Dynamics were streaming a playthrough of the game on Twitch when one of the viewers noticed that one of the heroes in the background appeared to be wearing a costume that hadn’t been seen before. This led to speculation that the hero in question was none other than Captain Marvel, and it wasn’t long before the image began making its rounds on social media. While there’s no confirmation from Crystal Dynamics at this time, it looks like the next big character reveal for Marvel’s Avengers was spoiled during a livestream. Here’s hoping that we’ll get an official announcement soon so that everyone can see the hero in action.
Ellerbe’s comment about She-Hulk was quickly met with backlash from the comic book community. Many felt that his remark was disrespectful and unnecessary, especially given the character’s history of being sexualized and objectified. However, Ellerbe maintained that he was simply sharing a fact about the character and did not mean to offend anyone. Despite the controversy, Ellerbe’s comment highlights the ongoing debate about the portrayal of women in comics. While some feel that female characters should be allowed to be sexy and empowered, others believe that this type of portrayal objectifies and demeans women. Ultimately, it is up to each reader to decide what they feel comfortable with.
Ellerbe’s acting coach is the voice of She-Hulk, a character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ellerbe found out about her coach’s role when she was cast as She-Hulk in the upcoming Disney+ series. “I won’t say her name, because I don’t know if that was public knowledge yet,” Ellerbe said. “I think it is, it was announced, but…” Ellerbe is excited to work with her coach on the show and thinks that her experience voicing She-Hulk will be helpful. “It’s going to be great to have somebody who knows the character so well,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to working with her.”
Waggoner’s response was both immediate and adamant. Clearly, the prospect of She-Hulk joining the ranks of the Avengers was not one that he was prepared to entertain. His tone was one of consternation, and he shook his head slowly from side to side as he spoke. It was clear that this was a topic that he felt strongly about, and his words carried a weight that demanded to be respected. It was obvious that, whatever the reasons for his stance, Waggoner was not going to be swayed on the matter. She-Hulk would not be joining the Avengers, at least not if Waggoner had anything to say about it.
Even without Ellerbe’s surprise drop (and, let us not overlook, the very obvious absence of a denial from Waggoner), She-Hulk is a good bet for the next Marvel’s Avengers addition. First and foremost, she’s a founding member of the team in the comics, and her original run on the title is considered one of the best comic book stories of all time. Second, she has the potential to bring a much needed level of lightheartedness and levity to the game’s tone. Third, her powers would complement those of the existing roster well, and provide players with a whole new set of options for how to approach combat. Finally, her recent popularity thanks to her starring role in Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” means that there’s already a built-in audience for her inclusion in the game. All things considered, it seems like a no-brainer for Marvel’s Avengers to add She-Hulk to their ranks.