“We are not announcing anything”
Looks like we got a She-Hulk avengers confirmation of the addition of the list of players – but not in the traditional sense!
The other day on the official Xbox Twitch channel, streamer Frank “Techniq” Ellerbe co-hosted a game with Brian Waggoner: lead designer at Crystal Dynamics and Marvel’s Avengers developer. For almost an hour, the duo highlighted the recent addition of Jane Foster, as they discussed the game as a whole. But during some downtime between mission launches, Techniq gave us a bit of additional information: seemingly off-script to announce that She-Hulk would be coming at some point.
After about 50 minutes of airing, he said, “I think it’s public now, [she’s] announcement. So my acting coach…I’m in the acting world…my acting is actually the voice of She-Hulk, and I won’t say her name, because I don’t know if it was still common knowledge… it was announced.”
You can immediately see Wagoner’s eyes light up as he watches off-screen, and once Techniq is done he replies “no, we never announced She-Hulk, we’re not announcing anything… You know.” I’m amazed at how quickly they’re both recovering, and Wagoner ends the conversation with “when it’s time to talk about who’s next, we’ll talk about who’s next.”
Note that this leak is a pretty big moment for the game, as there’s apparently room for another character in the mix. She-Hulk was originally soft/vaguely leaked in December [hence Techniq’s possible confusion] when the character’s voice actor retweeted a fan, but now it’s a bit hard to confirm. Wagoner confirms that whatever is next added to the roster is something new (potentially like Black Panther), not a redux of a character (like She-Hulk would potentially be a counterpart to Hulk). If that were the case, we could possibly get at least two more characters, and the game will live on way beyond what most anticipated around launch.
The stream is currently archived here for now if you want to see all the context, but Twitter user Miller saved it below:
Whoops ! This happened on the official Xbox Twitch channel today. pic.twitter.com/yDPqb0kKW0
— Miller (@mmmmmmmmiller) July 5, 2022