The following article contains spoilers for episode three of She-Hulk.
Episode three of She-Hulk was a blast with that scene of our hero twerking alongside Megan Thee Stallion being one for the history books.
The rapper’s cameo was so good it may have distracted you from some important events that happened during the episode, including the introduction of The Wrecking Crew.
The villainous group could have an impact on both the show and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) going forward, depending upon who their mysterious leader is. Let’s dive into it.
Who Are The Wrecking Crew In The Comics?
First appearing in The Defenders #17 in 1974, The Wrecking Crew are a ground-level group of supervillains comprised of four members: the Wrecker, Bulldozer, Piledriver, and Thunderball.
In the comics the Wrecker, a.k.a. Dirk Garthwaite, is a construction worked turned criminal who was given Asgardian magical powers after being accidentally mistaken for Loki.
Eventually ending up in prison, this is where the Wrecker met the group’s fellow members, transferring Asgardian magic to them via his enchanted crowbar.
Using these powers to escape, once back in the outside world the group would cause all sorts of trouble, facing off against numerous heroes such as Daredevil – which could help lead to his introduction in the She-Hulk series.
Each member has a signature weapon. Thunderball, a.k.a. Dr. Eliot Franklin, wields a magical wrecking ball, meanwhile Bulldozer, a.k.a. Henry Camp, favours a helmet that allows him to smash through anything, and finally Piledriver, a.k.a. Brian Calusky, has super-strong fists.
What Role Does The Group Play In She-Hulk?
The Wrecking Crew make their MCU introduction during episode three of She-Hulk, with all four members being present.
Accosting Jennifer on the street as she walks home alone at night, they appear to have enchanted weapons including a glowing crowbar. Not that this makes it a fair match, as She-Hulk speedily kicks their asses sending them packing.
Whilst running away in their construction van the group mention that their aim was to get a sample of She-Hulk’s blood, a mission they failed thanks to her impenetrable skin.
Adding that their “boss” won’t be happy, we guess the group will be back soon for another attempt.
It’s worth noting that their origin story has changed slightly for the show, with head writer Jessica Gao telling Nerdist that the group gained their powers here by stealing tools from Asgardian construction workers.
Who Is Their Boss?
One question the episode leaves us asking: who is the Wrecking Crew’s “boss” who wants She-Hulk’s blood?
In the comics the group have worked with various other villains, but the Wrecker has always remained the leader. Here it appears someone else is pulling the strings…
One key suspect is influencer Titania, She-Hulk’s rival who was introduced in the first episode. Maybe she wants a taste of Jen’s powers for herself to gain more followers on social media?
Given that Daredevil is popping up in this series and is someone the Wrecking Crew have battled in the comics, a Kingpin connection could be likely too.
Vincent D’Onofrio reprised the role for last year’s Hawkeye and will return for the upcoming Daredevil series, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he showed up here too, especially given he might see a super-power lawyer as a threat to his criminal empire.
We will have to wait and see!
She-Hulk airs weekly on Disney+.