The beginnings of the first She-Hulk trailer at yesterday’s Disney Upfront kept us all in The cosmic circus busy. Tatiana Maslany plays the role of the green lawyer. The trailer and press release confirmed our reports on Wong (Benoit Wong) and The Wrecking Crew and gave us a look at a Frog-Man character that might actually tie into Daredevil’s appearance on the show.
We can also now share a possible easter egg that we noticed in the trailer. There is a QR code hidden in plain sight in one of the scenes. As you probably remember, QR codes have been used in moon knight episodes and once scanned, fans were directed to links where they could grab free digital comics related to the series. Marvel likes to tie all of its shows and movies together. It seems that the She-Hulk series will be no exception to this.
The trailer has a red-barred glass prison that we also saw in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The cell’s occupant is the source of our mysterious QR code Easter egg. Emil Blonsky, played by Tim Roth, and otherwise known as Abomination, is the resident villain here. You may remember Blonsky from 2008 The Incredible Hulk movie starring Ed Norton.
In the trailer, a Jennifer Walters in a costume approaches the prisoner in his cell. We then cut to a brief shot of Blonsky. It’s one of those blinking situations and you’ll miss it. If you zoom in, the image on the suit on his chest is unmistakably a QR code, even if it’s a bit blurry.
It may just be a part of his costume, like a prisoner’s digital code with information about him for his guards. However, given the way moon knight used QR codes in his show, it is very possible that it is a scannable code when the series airs.
Where is this QR code from the She-Hulk series going?
For now, we don’t know, and it’s a little frustrating. We tried to scan it without success. It might be a little early for it to be live anyway, if indeed it will be a usable QR code when the show airs. And while that’s not a sure thing, it seems very likely that they’ll use scannable QR codes again in a Marvel series.
In the meantime, we can speculate and use the moon knight Inclusion of QR code as a model of what to expect for this in She-Hulk, and maybe in Ms. Marvel as well. Looking forward to moon knight Fans, QR codes hidden in episodes allow viewers to visit a Marvel website where they can get free digital copies of select comics. The comics that appeared generally depended on the episode and the characters involved in the series.
A executive producer on moon knight, Grant CurtisTold Adam Vary at Variety that the QR codes were inspired by the show Bob’s Burgers. He also said something particularly interesting about the potential future use of QR codes.
“I think it’s been met with a lot of positivity, you know, in terms of the numbers we’re seeing… And as long as you can do it organically, I think that’s a pretty cool way to extend the engagement. and go from screen to page and vice versa. Like the guy who loves commitment who Bob’s Burgers gives me, I think that can be a very interesting aspect for the MCU to explore in the future. – Grant Curtis at Variety (5/5/22)
Given the success of the moon knight comic QR codes, it would be reasonable to guess that this QR code on Emil Blonsky could possibly lead to another comic giveaway.
Moon Knight first QR code led to the character’s first appearance – Night Werewolf #32. Maybe a She-Hulk code could lead to the character’s first comic appearance in The Savage She-Hulk #1 from 1980. Or the QR code on Emil’s chest could lead to Tales to Astonish #90 from 1967, where Abomination makes its first appearance. For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
She-Hulk will premiere Wednesday, August 17 on Disney+. If you can’t wait for the premiere and need more amazing content from Jennifer Walters, check out Wine’s comic to classic reading guide She-Hulk. This will give you a good overview of comics to read before watching. She-Hulk.
She-Hulk Reading Guide: 1980-2004
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