MCU Villains Now Have a Chance at Redemption Thanks to She-Hulk
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law teases the formation of a little-known Marvel group that could set up redemption arcs for many of the MCU's villains.
A group from Marvel Comics was teased during Marvel Studios' She-Hulk: The Lawyer, which could see many MCU villains get a chance at redemption. She-Hulk brought Emil Blonsky (aka The Abomination) back to the MCU, with the villain being Jennifer Walters' first client at GLK&H's Superman legal department. Blonsky has apparently been on a redemption journey since 2008's The Incredible Hulk and, after parole, embarked on a spiritual retreat, "Summer Twilight," which brought together unusually powerful people , they try to talk about their pain and get some spiritual help.
Emil Blonsky isn't the first villain to see a redemption arc in the MCU, and certainly won't be the last, as Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver quickly join the Avengers in Avengers: Age of Ultron, And Marvel Studios has announced the lineup of the MCU's first Thunderbolts team. Many expected Blonsky to be confirmed in Thunderbolts, as he is the epitome of a reformed villain in the MCU, but he may have a bigger role than an active member. His She-Hulk retreat is reminiscent of a little-known Marvel Comics group that may be setting up a host of villains for the MCU Redemption arc.
She-Hulk: Attorney At Law Teased The MCU’s Villains Anonymous
2005's Spider-Man Unlimited (Volume 3) #12 debuted in Marvel Comics the Villain Do Not Know, a support group for villains and criminals to meet and seek reformation. Originally made up of Equinox, Big Wheel, Schizoid Man, Armadillo, and Man-Bull, Villains Anonymous gives these villains space to air their grievances and perhaps learn from their mistakes, learning from their past mistakes to better atone for them Their mistakes are current. This is perfectly mirrored in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which even includes the MCU debut of Man-Bull, one of the original members of the villainous Anonymous.
Villains Anonymous Could Set Up Future Thunderbolts Team Members
It is well known that Marvel's Thunderbolts teams are often made up of reformed villains and anti-heroes, a theme that seems to be followed by Marvel Studios when introducing the team into the MCU. The addition of the likes of former Winter Soldier, Specter, Ant-Man and the Wasp villain Bucky Barnes, and Black Widow villain master copycat to the team may give hope to many other MCU villains that they can do some good. This is probably the best place to introduce the official Villains Anonymous group, as a support group that helps former enemies come to terms with their wrongdoing before they go away Become a member of the future Thunderbolts team.
When Marvel Studios announced the inaugural Team Raiden lineup, many were confused by the omission of characters like Baron Zemo, the elusive Red Hulk, and even the Abomination himself, though the team is likely to change in the MCU And adapt, as the Avengers often do. Perhaps more forgotten MCU villains could return in the context of Villain Anonymous, realizing their misdeeds after clashing with various superheroes and seeking to do better. The introduction of this group could see a perfect connection between Blonsky's She-Hulk: Attorney at Law support group and the future of the MCU.