Here's Why She-Hulk Will Not Have Any References to Spider-Man

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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is expected to have a lot of cameos and surprises from both MCU and Marvel Comics characters including the highly-anticipated return of Charlie Cox's Daredevil. However, despite being part of the same continuity in the MCU, the series will not have any references or easter eggs to Spider-Man. But why is that?

Speaking with The Direct, head writer Jessica Gao explained why the series was not able to have any references to Spider-Man and the characters around him which she admitted that it "bummed out" the writers as some of them are fans of the character and would have loved to at least make a reference to him in the series.

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"There were a lot of characters from the comics– we wanted a lot of the comics for characters for fun situations where we could bring in like a character and think of like funny reasons why they would be in legal trouble," Gao said.

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"But there were a lot of characters that were from the comics that we couldn’t use either because of a rights issue, or there were a few times where it was because Marvel... all they would say is that they had other plans. And that’s all they would tell us. And then, we tried very, very hard to poke, and prod, and get a little bit more information. Of course, they wouldn’t tell us."

Based on Gao's comments, it looks like they had limitations on the characters that they can use in the series despite being set in the MCU and its legal procedural nature due to various reasons whether it's rights issues (which is the case for Spider-Man) or Marvel Studios has plans for them in other projects.

While it might be disappointing to hear that characters such as Spider-Man won't be referenced in the series, it looks like Gao and her team were still happy with the characters that they were allowed to use, especially with one of them being the Man Without Fear.

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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is slated for release on Disney+ on August 18.