Jill Stevens. Patsy Walker. Angie Huang. Those are just some of the names bandied about by fans as they tried to piece together just what character Ginger Gonzaga would be playing in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. As it turns out, it’s none of the above.
The speculation about Gonzaga’s role came from information that indicated the character would be Jennifer Walters’ best friend in the upcoming series. That sent internet detectives scrambling to Google where Stevens and Walker were among the fist names to pop up. Speculation also turned to Huang, who was a paralegal that worked for Walters at her own law offices during Charles Soule’s She-Hulk run. Now, thanks to closed captioning on the first trailer for the series, we know that Gonzaga’s bestie-of-Jen is named Nikki.
As is often the case in the MCU, Nikki may turn out to be an original character who shares similarities with one or all of the characters mentioned above. It’s still not entirely clear what her role is at GLKH, but a shot in the trailer does seem to indicate she works there. Of course, there’s always room for a surprise, so Nikki may turn out to have some fabulous powers along the way, but for now it seems that her super power is being Jen’s best friend and discussing life over drink. Interpersonal relationships away from work isn’t something we’ve seen an awful lot of to date in the MCU, so whatever character she’s playing, it’ll be a welcome addition.
We’ll find out much more about Gonzaga’s character when She-Hulk: Attorney at Law begins streaming on Disney Plus on August 17th.