Even after the much-anticipated conclusion of its cinematic universe’s first three parts, ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ which is currently the world’s highest-earning film, the Marvel world has remained ceaselessly humming with news.
Kevin Feige boldly said recently at the San Diego Comic-Con that after 23 films and more than a decade of combined narrative, they were just getting started and that there was surely more to come.
There is undoubtedly a danger of overkill here, particularly with the big new Phase IV announcements at SDCC, but Marvel seems to know what they are doing.
While DC continues to struggle to develop definitive movie timelines and worlds for its A-list titles, many of which are immediately recognizable icons throughout the globe, Marvel is already promoting their yellow ticket products to greater public exposure and financial success.
To illustrate my thesis, the year is 2019, and the ‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ films, based on characters that were almost unknown to the uninitiated before the films’ release, have grossed more than ‘Justice League.
While it seems as if the tables have flipped, this is something that draws me back to the subject, lest we wander too far from it.
Following the recent Disney D23 expo, a series of expositions revealed that Marvel was far from releasing new programs and movies as part of Phase IV.
While we will be releasing new content for all of the new series mentioned, including Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight, the fourth phase will conclude with ‘She-Hulk.’ Thus, here is all we know about the MCU’s second furious green monster. Continue reading.
She Hulk Release Date
She-specific Hulk’s release date has not been determined, although the program is slated to premiere in 2022. The film was shot in Los Angeles and Atlanta and wrapped in August, leaving plenty of post-production before its final release. Fans expect to learn anything new about Disney+ at the company’s TCA presentation.
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She Hulk Plot
Given that the character has not been mentioned in any prior MCU products and that this would be her first live-action debut, despite decades of speculation, it might be prudent to begin with a brief background of the character.
The She-Hulk, as the name implies, is a female Hulk endowed with all of the green rage monster’s abilities, including enhanced strength, immunity to bullets, disease, and other forms of physical attack, unless you’re aware that it’s a mad titan, and the ability to leap great distances in a single leap, in addition to an outwardly muscular body upon transformation.
Jennifer Walters is She-alter Hulk’s ego. She is a clever, calm lawyer who lives in the same realm as the other Avengers. She is also Bruce Banner’s cousin.
Walters had an emergency blood transfusion from Bruce Banner during an assault by a crime leader, which is directly responsible for her “hulking-out” and inheriting the abilities of the green furry monster. However, there is one significant distinction between the two gamma radiated cousins.
Even when changed, the She-Hulk seems to maintain the majority of her emotional and cognitive control, in contrast to the Hulk, who takes satisfaction in mercilessly destroying everything that gets in his way, although displaying only rudimentary evidence of awareness and intellect.
However, the MCU’s contemporary twist on the Hulk as “Professor Hulk” (or Smart Hulk, as he is nicknamed in the official ‘Endgame’ DVD commentary) is already at the point where Bruce Banner seems to have fused his two egos with the intellect of the Doctor and the brawn of the monster.
Additionally, given the series’s recent announcement, we can presume that there are many options for how Kevin Feige and his crew execute this out, no holds barred.
During the concert’s unveiling at the D23 expo, Feige took center stage, assuring fans that what they were about to do with this performance would be “unique, unlike anything we have ever done.”
He also said with ‘WandaVision’ and ‘Thor: Love and Thunder,’ so I avoid getting my expectations up.
Again, while we’re speculating, I’m guessing Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk isn’t quite through with the green and angry face just yet.
I assume he will appear on this show, first as a catalyst for her beginnings with the blood transfusion plotline and then as a mentor of sorts in this new world of heroes without any founding Avengers.
To push things even farther, presuming his right arm is irrevocably crippled as a result of the snap that resurrected everyone, he may even be ready to give the baton of “The Hulk” to his cousin.
Given that theories have already run wild here, and I have greatly enlarged on the green lady’s character here, may we discuss a little bit of her life outside of superheroism, which I believe will play a key part in her solo show?
Jennifer Walters is known to mature into a self-sufficient and confident person later after acquiring her talents, despite her 1980 debut in close connection with her already very successful cousin.
She permanently assumes the “hulk” character and, along with Matt Murdock, is known to have aided the Avengers in escaping legal trouble in the comics.
However, her primary distinction as a character was her ability to breach the fourth wall, which resulted in her solo comics often taking a comedic turn, something the show could easily pull from given Deadpool’s fame, even though she accomplished it before. (You heard correctly, DP fanatics!)
Apart from the extensive slate of films and television shows that Marvel has already announced, booking its stable until as late as 2023, there is some speculation that Marvel and Disney have been discussing the possibility of an all-female Avengers film led by Captain Marvel, which is why She-Hulk has been brought into this phase of her live-action adaptation.
A small peek of its female crew was also shown in this year’s ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ but this is just conjecture at the moment, even though I could see the MCU going down this path a few years down the road. Time will tell.
Additionally, even putting all of this aside, the MCU has been known to alter some characters’ origin tales to fit the flow of their cinematic world better, and we can most certainly expect something similar to occur here.
The project, however, has merely been announced, and we will have to wait many months before we receive a teaser or a better idea of what the narrative will be about.
She Hulk Cast
- Tim Roth being Emil Blonsky/Abomination
- Jameela Jamil being Titania
- Renée Elise Goldsberry will act as Amelia
- Tatiana Maslany will act as Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk
- Mark Ruffalo being Bruce Banner/Hulk