As for the thugs in query, they’re a reasonably radical reinvention of the Wrecking Crew, a supervillain group who first appeared in difficulty #17 of The Defenders, again in November 1974.
Constitution members Wrecker, Piledriver, Thunderball, and Bulldozer all obtained their powers/talents (primarily superpowered, uh, development instruments) by means of a mixture of Wrecker’s magically-infused crowbar and a well-timed bolt of lightning, and have spent most of their Marvel Comics historical past squaring off in opposition to the Avengers, the Defenders, and many others., with Thor specifically being their important nemesis.
Of their transient live-action encounter with She-Hulk, the Wrecking Crew very a lot wield their names and instruments (“Did you guys rob an Asgardian development employee?” Jen asks. “Yeah,” Wrecker replies proudly), though they’re wearing comparatively subdued road garments as in comparison with their extra outlandish Marvel Comics outfits.
She-Hulk head author Jessica Gao tells Den of Geek that she and the writing group got comparatively free rein to reinvent the Wrecking Crew as they wished.
“We all the time simply pull characters after which give you what we need to do with them,” she explains. “We put it on paper, we ship it over and Kevin [Feige, Marvel CCO] actually decides whether or not he likes it or not, and he’ll offer you notes. However he’s typically very, very open with giving us artistic freedom. He all the time says that he simply likes concepts in the event that they’re good. Lots of people say that however Kevin genuinely means it when he says that if he likes the thought, then it’s superb. He doesn’t care the place it got here from.”
Whereas Jen Walters makes quick work of the Wrecking Crew of their first conflict, we think about that the group continues to be very a lot in play as She-Hulk works its method by means of its subsequent six episodes. One in all them additionally mutters that “the boss is gonna be mad” as they exit their debut scene, suggesting that we now have but to fulfill whoever is pulling the Crew’s strings.