Marvel’s latest MCU present is now streaming on Disney Plus, and She-Hulk has lastly joined the wealthy superhero universe. Episode 1 is sufficient to make you notice how wonderful Tatiana Maslany is each in relation to taking part in the hilarious and considerably dorky Jennifer Walters and the model new Hulk on the town.
But as a lot because the present is about Jennifer changing into one other MCU superhero and embracing this uncommon improvement in her life, She-Hulk episode 1 does ship a tremendous revelation about Bruce Banner/Hulk. Before we clarify, you must know that huge spoilers observe under.
The thriller of Hulk’s arm
Before the She-Hulk premiere, we couldn’t clarify one main Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) thriller that has been lingering since Endgame.
We know Hulk was the one superhero able to utilizing the Infinity Stones to carry again everybody who died on the finish of Infinity War with out killing himself within the course of. But the publicity to gamma radiation took its toll on Hulk’s almost indestructible physique. Hulk’s proper arm was harm, and he began sporting a sling proper after the Avengers Compound battle in Endgame.
Fast ahead to Shang-Chi a number of months later, and Bruce Banner was nonetheless sporting a sling.
A yr later, Banner continues to be in a sling in She-Hulk. The motion occurs in mid-2025, apparently, so it’s been nearly two years since Endgame. But different promos present Smart Hulk wanting utterly wholesome. He’s coaching She-Hulk whereas making full use of a seemingly healed arm.
So does She-Hulk happen earlier than Endgame, or is Bruce’s arm healed?
(L-R): Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk / Bruce Banner and Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer “Jen” Walters/She-Hulk in Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, completely on Disney Plus. Image supply: Marvel Studios
She-Hulk’s blood is the reply
She-Hulk episode 1 lastly clears the waters. And all of it is sensible. It seems that Banner has developed a brand new gadget that he wears on his left arm. That’s how he can change between human type and Smart Hulk. But his proper arm continues to be injured.
However, Hulk’s blood transforms Jennifer into She-Hulk after the accident in episode 1. Banner then research her blood and discovers that his cousin additionally has genetic components permitting her to metabolize gamma radiation. But she does it in a special (higher?) method.
Not solely is Jen nonetheless Jen after remodeling into She-Hulk, however she will additionally management the transformations. Also distinctive are the properties of her blood. It’s her blood that allowed Banner to synthesize a miraculous drug to repair his arm. And all of it occurred in a single day.
The incontrovertible fact that Hulk destroys Jen’s blood is a tell-tale signal that her blood may very well be crucial down the highway. As we’ve discovered from earlier MCU Phase 4 titles, the world is aware of so much in regards to the Avengers. Ms. Marvel made that very clear. And they’ll quickly see that he healed his arm.
That’s to say, Jen’s secret won’t stay a secret for too lengthy. The distinctive properties of her blood, at the very least in relation to gamma radiation, may matter to different characters sooner or later. And the record may embrace nefarious people. Why else insist on Jen’s blood that method in episode 1?
While that is simply hypothesis for She-Hulk’s future, we at the very least understand how Hulk fastened his harm after episode 1. He ought to be prepared for some “smash” down the highway.
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