The following comprises spoilers for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Season 1, Episode 2, “Superhuman Law,” which premiered Aug. 25, on Disney+.
When She-Hulk: Attorney at Law premiered, one of the surprising features of the collection was what led to Jennifer Walters’ (Tatiana Maslany) accident. Sure, it was heartbreaking to see her and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) careen off a cliff, which induced his blood to seep into Jen and remodel her right into a superior Hulk. But many individuals wished to know extra concerning the Sakarrian ship that popped up within the first episode.
Theories started igniting, with probably the most prevalent being this heralded the arrival of Skaar (Hulk’s son) to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Others thought it was a mark of battle from different troopers poised to assault after Hulk’s gladiator days in Thor: Ragnarok. Well, in Episode 2 of She-Hulk, a surprising sequence unfolded linked to that ship, which can really trace Marvel Studios is altering up Planet Hulk for the higher.
When Jen known as Bruce to let her know she was taking up the case for Emil Blonsky, hoping to free him as she felt the serum drove him to crime because the Abomination, Bruce let her know he was cool with it. The former enemies had reconciled already, however the scene’s actual bombshell was the reveal that Bruce was taking this name from house. He was kicking again in his galactic lab, consuming espresso and doing work because the Sakaarian vessel left Earth.
He’s doubtless heading again to Sakaar, which may see Bruce happening a journey to probably free the planet from the likes of the Red King. But relatively than come off as a brute and savage, Bruce could be a greater chief as this, as unhealthy a reputation as it’s, Smart Hulk. Being cognizant and figuring out he wants allies, even sleazy ones, may see him working shady offers with the Grandmaster and different seedy ilk, all to type a brand new Warbound. This would form a extra dynamic riot crammed with character, versus unleashing Hulk as a yelling, screaming and smashing weapon.
Viewers would get to see Bruce’s extra cerebral aspect and the way he runs a fellowship, very like Captain America and Iron Man did as Avengers. He’d additionally type extra attention-grabbing bonds, the way in which Thor did with Korg, with the likes of Hiroim (the Shadow Priest of the Oldstrong race), the Brood (which might be enjoyable because the X-Men are within the MCU now), and likewise, Caiera, the girl who Hulk had Skaar with within the books. The latter would produce a significantly better romance with a Hulk that has a extra human aspect to him too — speaking, feeling and displaying feelings, relatively than simply being a monster seeking to break issues, and who wanted Caiera to calm him down.
In the method, this type of Green Goliath would be taught extra concerning the folks in his resistance and in his life, making up for the way the MCU brushed apart his failed relationships with Black Widow and Betty Ross. Such healthful relationships with this sentient Hulk within the campaign would assist Bruce to stand up as a extra sentimental emperor. In truth, the battles he is resulting from battle may even work within the poisonous a part of this human aspect, which might even foreshadow his Warbound coming to Earth, ought to they transgress, as a part of a World War Hulk storyline.
It’d additionally pave the way in which for Bruce and Caiera to make Skaar, creating one thing deeper, but with an unpredictable air, in comparison with a monstrous Hulk who did not know a lot concerning the penalties of his actions. This route would evolve Hulk much more, whether or not or not it’s in a TV present, or if the MCU is ready to lastly get rights again from Universal Pictures to inform a solo film. Ultimately, this type of nuanced take, having Hulk apply science and logic to Sakaar’s sport of thrones, would undoubtedly enable Ruffalo time to shine, and restore the Jade Giant as a multidimensional determine, relatively than only a weapon of mass destruction identified for brawn greater than mind, coronary heart and soul.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law streams Thursdays on Disney+.