Disney premiered the first episode of Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk on August 18. The episode answered many questions about Hulk and other characters in the MCU. As well as, how Jennifer became She-Hulk, if you didn’t watch the trailers already.
Episode 1 explained
In episode 1, a ravager spaceship, likely from Sakaar was seen flying infront of Jennifer Walters’ car, while she talks with Bruce Banner about Captain America’s life. Jennifer’s reaction to this spaceship causes her to swerve the vehicle off the road, mangling her car and injuring both of them. Jennifer’s wounds are affected by Bruce’s DNA as she becomes gamma-radiated into She-Hulk.
Bruce Banner fixes his arm
Jennifer finds an area where she can stop at after the accident; to contact Bruce later in the evening to pick her up. She’s taken to an Island where Bruce is back as Smart Hulk and he’s used Jennifer’s DNA to heal his arm.
Walters adapts well to becoming She-Hulk as she doesn’t need to follow all of the tests that Bruce sets out for her. There’s no need for her to rely on a second persona as she Hulk’s out. Jennifer explains to Bruce that she is used to dealing with controlling her anger as women have had to put up with being cat-called and patronized: “Well, here’s the thing, Bruce, I’m great at controlling my anger, I do it all the time“.
Jen also says, “When incompetent men explain my own area of expertise to me. I do it pretty much every day, because if I don’t, I’ll get called ’emotional’ or difficult, or might just literally get murdered! So, I’m an expert at controlling my anger because I do it infinitely more than you!”
Back to being a Lawyer
The episode concludes with Jennifer going back to being a lawyer and everyone knows that Jennifer is She-Hulk, as she fights Titania in the courtroom.
Who was the flying the spaceship?
The ravager spaceship was more than likely targeting Bruce Banner, instead of Jennifer. As an alien spaceship from Sakaar would have only been aware of trying to find the Hulk’s last known location.
In Marvel comics story What if? Planet Hulk #1 (2007) and canonically in World War Hulk #5 (2008), Bruce has a son called Skaar.
How long was Hulk on Sakaar?
The Hulk ended up on Sakaar, after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron and then spent time living there in Thor: Ragnarok. There’s conflicting information about how long he was there, ComicBook news site worked out a theory that Hulk could have been on Sakaar for 1.1 million years. While Inverse theorizes that it could be over 300,000 years.
Regardless, these theories are still a considerable amount of time for Hulk to start a family, while he was winning fights for Jeff Goldblums’ The Grandmaster. Sakaar would have already become an adult due to the time differences on Earth and began trying to search for his father.
As this is already expected from the comics, do you think Marvel will change this in the Disney Plus series to being Hulk’s daughter instead or some other relative looking for him? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @chatterboxfilm
There are new episodes for Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk every Thursday on Disney Plus.