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Fans Have A Lot To Say About She-Hulk: Attorney At Law's Frog-Man Reveal

It's been mere hours since the trailer for "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" dropped, and naturally, the internet is already home to the typical post-trailer feeding frenzy. Everything from Jennifer Walters' (Tatiana Maslany) subtle jab at Iron Man to the trailer's arguably disappointing CGI has been made into social media fodder by this point.

These are also, of course, the kinds of moments when the deep cuts come out — the Marvel basement tapes, if you will. With an estimated 7,000 heroes, villains, and sidekicks in the comics — 50,000 if you count all the one-offs (via Quartz) — there's always room to jam one of the more obscure characters in there, introduce them to a larger audience, and watch all the longtime fans flex their trivia knowledge.

Enter Frog-Man, whose green-clad battle stance hits the screen for all of half a second. He may be a fairly arcane figure in Marvel lore, far from a household name like Spider-Man or Captain America. But that hasn't stopped his name from rocketing around the internet with all characteristic speed.

Hardcore fans are hyped about Frog-Man

For some, the addition of Frog-Man into a show that is already jam-packed with cameos from other MCU heroes and villains is just gravy. "We're getting She-Hulk, Hulk, Abomination, Wong, Frog Man, and possibly Daredevil in one show..." tweeted @DawsTakesNote. "this is about to be goated."

Others, like @ComicsMeta, noted that there is something delightfully silly in Frog-Man's inclusion. "I shouldn't be as hype for Frog Man in She-Hulk as I am," they wrote, "I just love it when superhero media embraces the goofiness of comic books instead of being ashamed of it." It's a prescient, and increasingly common critique. As Marvel movies and shows have become a mainstay of pop culture, fans have complained that the MCU simply isn't fun enough. As Alex Fox at Forever Geek suggested, one of the strengths of entries like "Ant-Man" is that they embrace the kind of zany plots and characters that make comics so much fun in the first place.

To be fair, the trailer for "She-Hulk" peppers in plenty of jokes, along with a big dose of over-the-top bombast. If that overall tone is any indication, then a dude in a frog suit will more than likely fit right in.

Some fans are more excited about Frog-Man than She-Hulk

Other fans seem to be far more excited for Frog-Man than She-Hulk. It's not a great sign, but given the generalized Marvel fatigue the MCU has coming up against, it shouldn't be entirely surprising that the novelty of a more obscure character is generating this kind of excitement.

Then, of course, there's that pesky CGI. "She-Hulk looks fun," wrote @EJWilliams64. "But man, Marvel's gotta clean up that CGI if they want anyone to have any sort of emotional engagement in its main character... biggest W of the trailer is obviously Frog Man."

Others are being a lot less specific. "I'm not completely sold on She-Hulk," tweeted @SBKiDoodles. "It just looks very... eh? right now. On the bright side, Frog Man? That you?"

It is indeed. And it will be interesting to see whether the cameo provides a jumping-off point (ha-ha...) for more appearances, and perhaps even a bigger role in the MCU and the comics. Right now, though, we have no idea what role he'll be playing in She-Hulk's onscreen origin story, or even the name of the actor donning the green, bug-eyed suit. That will likely all come out when "She-Hulk: Attorney At Law" is released on August 17 on Disney+.