She-Hulk finally answered our biggest question about the Hulk
Marvel’s newest MCU show 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 the case of enjoying the hilarious and considerably dorky Jennifer Walters and the model new Hulk on the town.
However as a lot because the present is about Jennifer turning into one other MCU superhero and embracing this uncommon growth in her life, She-Hulk episode 1 does ship an incredible revelation about Bruce Banner/Hulk. Earlier than we clarify, you must know that huge spoilers observe beneath.
The thriller of Hulk’s arm
Earlier than the She-Hulk premiere, we could not explain one main Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) thriller that has been lingering since Endgame.
We all know Hulk was the one superhero able to utilizing the Infinity Stones to carry again everybody who died on the finish of Infinity Struggle with out killing himself within the course of. However the publicity to gamma radiation took its toll on Hulk’s practically indestructible physique. Hulk’s proper arm was harm, and he began sporting a sling proper after the Avengers Compound battle in Endgame.
Quick ahead to Shang-Chi a couple of months later, and Bruce Banner was nonetheless sporting a sling.
A yr later, Banner remains to be in a sling in She-Hulk. The motion occurs in mid-2025, apparently, so it’s been nearly two years since Endgame. However different promos present Good Hulk trying fully 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?
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 swap between human kind and Good Hulk. However his proper arm remains to be injured.
Nevertheless, 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. However she does it in a special (higher?) approach.
Not solely is Jen nonetheless Jen after remodeling into She-Hulk, however she will additionally management the transformations. Additionally 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 truth that Hulk destroys the wealthy superhero universe Jen’s blood is a tell-tale signal that her blood might be crucial down the street. As we’ve discovered from earlier MCU Section 4 titles, the world is aware of loads concerning the Avengers. Ms. Marvel made that very clear. And they’re going to 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, a minimum of in the case of gamma radiation, would possibly matter to different characters sooner or later. And the listing would possibly embody nefarious people. Why else insist on Jen’s blood that approach in episode 1?
Whereas that is simply hypothesis for She-Hulk’s future, we a minimum of understand how Hulk fastened his harm after episode 1. He must be prepared for some “smash” down the street.