The Marvel Cinematic Universe has had to put their future on hold, thanks to the global pandemic. With Hollywood all but shut down for nearly 8 months, everything for the MCU’s Phase 4 and beyond has been delayed. One show that may not feel too much of a delay due to it’s long off appearance in their schedule is the Disney+ series, She-Hulk. The highly anticipated series showcasing Hulk’s bombastic cousin/attorney to the superheroes has casted its lead, but not much else in the way of information has come out. Now, a new rumor has popped up online that may shed some light as to a particular iteration of Bruce Banner making an appearance.
The Direct, a supposed exclusive has them touting that Marvel is looking to cast a young Bruce Banner, most likely from before his exposure to Gamma radiation that turns him into the Hulk. Now, Mark Ruffalo has discussed being in talks to return as Hulk for the series, but this could lead to flashback sequences that highlight the close relationship between the cousins, Banner and Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk. If this rumor is true (which, of course, take with a grain of salt for now), it gives Marvel options in case the talks for Ruffalo’s return fall through. Even if Ruffalo does come back to the role, the earlier familial relationship between the two could add more depth to both characters.
Regardless of what happens, She-Hulk is already high on every fans’ list of MCU shows they can’t wait to see. There are lots of possibilities for this series, where it could lean on the law side of it, a la Law & Order, whilst having a kick ass female superhero saving the day. Or, it could focus on the science behind their transformations, and other characters like The Leader and Abomination who also come from the Gamma world. Regardless, we’re all looking forward to what is to come.
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