Doctor Strange’s Wong in She-Hulk
A second She-Hulk trailer showed Doctor Strange’s Wong in a scene that shocked many viewers at San Diego Comic-Con. In this trailer, Wong, Doctor Strange’s sidekick, can be seen talking to the protagonist. He reminds her that they must answer to a higher power and that the universe is in danger.
This may sound strange; however, Wong and She-Hulk have one thing in common, the villainous Abomination. Wong and Abomination clashed in the movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Wong won. If we watch the end of this scene carefully, we can see Abomination and Wong leaving through a portal to the same place where they keep Abomination in She-Hulk.
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Why Doctor Strange’s Wong Is In The New She-Hulk Trailer
Wong’s appearance in the She-Hulk The trailer left many wondering what role this character will play in the series. Fans already have several theories about this, starting with the theory that Wong might be trying to recruit Jennifer Walters to defend the universe. This first theory makes sense, given that Wong is talking to Walters about the Higher Power and how they must protect this universe on the brink of destruction. Wong might ask She-Hulk to help defend the universe, which might refuse at first, relying on the fact that she’s a lawyer and likes to do things “by the rules.”
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Another possibility centers on Abomination, who is currently locked in a glass “cage”. This second theory suggests that Wong is talking to She-Hulk to free him, given that they had a previous encounter. The wizard would then team up with the gamma giant to train and teach him how to control his abilities. The trailer shows Emil Blonsky being held and suddenly changing into Abomination form. Wong is sitting watching this scene, implying that he asked this audience to test this villain’s control over his powers.
Wong seems to have a secondary role in terms of prominence in this series. However, his presence could be key in providing some of the context for Abomination’s release. She-hulk might object because of Blonsky’s repeated attempts on his cousin Bruce’s life.
Wong’s appearances in the MCU
Wong’s first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe dates back to the first Doctor Strange film. He was the head of the magical library and helped the protagonist find the books for his preparation. In that same movie, he fights the Dark Order and takes over the New York Temple with the Doctor.
His second appearance would be in Avengers: Infinity War, when a defeated Bruce Banner lands in the Sanctum Sanctorum. Wong fights with Iron Man and the other heroes against Thanos’ army until they kidnap the Sorcerer Supreme, leaving Earth. Wong will appear again in Avengers: Endgame as part of the army that seeks to confront Thanos and stop him from destroying the universe.
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Later, he will appear in the film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as one of the contenders for the Tournament of Ten Rings. This is where Wong would face Abomination, defeating him. The She-Hulk theory suggests that Wong trains Abomination to better control his powers throughout the Tournament of Ten Rings.
Wong also has a short film appearance. Spider-Man: No Coming Home. He is the one who receives Peter Parker in the Sanctuary when he goes to Doctor Strange to perform the spell. Wong’s last appearance was in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, where he helped the Sorcerer Supreme travel through dimensions and rescue America Chavez.
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