“Considering that Daredevil and She-Hulk are some of the horniest Marvel characters in the comics, it makes total sense that they would find attraction with one another,” says Annlyel James
Is the pairing of Daredevil and She-Hulk a match made in heaven?
There has never been a lack of genuine horniness in the MCU beginning with the franchise’s successful inception with Iron Man, a movie about a billionaire playboy philanthropist who hooks up with pretty women on an often weekly basis. Over the years, however, the sexuality of the franchise has been toned down. Instead focusing on cementing solid love stories rather than featuring one-night stands. Then we got Eternals.
Last year’s ensemble origin story featured a passionate romance between its two lead characters, Sersi (Gemma Chan) and Ikaris (Richard Madden). The love story included the first sex scene in an MCU movie. And while that was a major milestone in the franchise it turned out to be a very lackluster history-making moment. Instead, most of the audience’s attention was directed toward Makkari (Lauren Ridloff) and Druig (Barry Keoghan) whose onscreen chemistry was off the charts.
This year we’ve gotten She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. And as its lead writer, Jessica Gao, mentioned, this show is very sex-positive. Remaining in its PG-13 zone but not shying away from more mature topics, Jennifer Walters is a woman who takes her work seriously. But also has her mind on things not usually broached in the MCU: dating.
From the first episode, we know she thinks Captain America was hot. And was sad that he potentially died as a virgin. A fact she learned wasn’t true leading to maybe the funniest post-credit scene in the MCU. She has Steve Roger’s a** as her lock screen. And she’s very into attractive men.
Up until now, she’s already had two relationships. Both of which didn’t end very well, and now this week she’s being paired with [SPOILERS AHEAD] Daredevil. Considering the nature of this post, you may guess where this is headed. Yeah, she’s into Matt Murdock/Daredevil pretty much off the bat, resulting in several scenes imbued with sizzling chemistry.
This penultimate episode wasn’t just great because Daredevil was in it, it was a hilarious episode period. But that undoubtedly helped. And honestly, considering that Daredevil and She-Hulk are some of the horniest Marvel characters in the comics, it makes total sense that they would find attraction with one another. It was a brilliant turn in this week’s episode that had me beaming, laughing, and downright blushing at some points.
It didn’t feel forced or strange and having Charlie Cox back in the suit, kicking butt, and just being awesome was almost too much for my heart to handle. For all of the neigh-sayers who thought that the MCU would ruin Daredevil, there is officially nothing to be worried about because he is perfect. How they have perfectly integrated him into this universe is a work of genius. And it serves as a reminder of why the MCU is as popular and beloved as it is.
Despite how fun and hot this episode was its final minutes were nothing short of tragic. It was a brilliant way to lead into the finale. And for the first time in a while, I think this show has a chance to stick the landing. The writers have been so self-aware of us, the audience, and how we perceive these shows that if there is a huge battle (which there will be) I can already see Jennifer Walters breaking the fourth wall and announcing this egregious CGI-heavy showdown in a sarcastic voice.
When this show began eight weeks ago I wasn’t sure whether I’d like it or not. But now, I can confidently say I love it and I cannot wait to see She-Hulk appear in more MCU projects. She is 100% fantastic.
She-Hulk is streaming on Disney Plus right now!
Annlyel James is a Senior Correspondent of The Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter where she channels the Force frequently!