What’s the Deal With Hulk’s Arm In She-Hulk?

Marvel Studios unveiled the first official look at She-Hulk On Disney+ Day anniversary event:

A Still from She-Hulk's Disney+ Series
She-Hulk Disney+ Series Gets First Teaser

Marvel Studios has revealed the first official look at She-Hulk on Friday, as part of the Disney+ Day anniversary celebration. The live-action series will add Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany) into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it has previously been revealed that her comic-accurate cousin, Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), will also play a role. The first She-Hulk clip revealed a bit of their interaction while also raising a few doubts. Banner appeared many times during the movie, both in “Smart Hulk” form, explaining Jen’s new abilities, and as a human in what looked to be a deliciously ironic throwback advertisement for Jen’s legal office. The most intriguing part of this film is that Bruce’s arm, which was gravely mangled in the events of Avengers: Endgame when he snapped the Infinity Gauntlet and resurrected half of the populace, appears to be unharmed. Despite the fact that Bruce was last seen in human form in the mid-credits sequence of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which is clearly set after Endgame, with his arm in a sling.

So, what could this mean for She-Hulk?

A Still From Marvel's She-Hulk teaser trailer
Marvel’s She-Hulk teaser trailer shows off Tatiana Maslany in green – Polygon

So, what does this imply for She-Hulk? Depending on how the series intends to convey its tale, there are a few options. In the comics, Jennifer gains her powers accidently while receiving a life-saving blood transfusion from Bruce – an instigating occurrence that wouldn’t be as powerful in the MCU if the transfusion occurred when Bruce was still in “Smart Hulk” form between the events of Endgame and Shang-Chi. Still, given that Bruce’s arm doesn’t appear to be wounded in the She-Hulk video but is in the Shang-Chi sequence, it’s reasonable to infer that what we’ve seen of She-Hulk takes place either before or after the events of that film’s post-Blip. It’s highly plausible that She-Hulk — or, at the very least, the parts featuring Bruce and his participation in Jen’s origin tale — will take place during the five years between Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.

Will Fans See Both Smart Hulk & Human Bruce?

A Still Of The MCU's Smart Hulk
The MCU’s Smart Hulk Returns in Marvel’s She-Hulk Footage

This would not only explain seeing both Smart Hulk and human Bruce, as he was canonically researching how to make Smart Hulk permanent, but it would also explore an era of time in the MCU that has been strangely underrepresented. Exploring that era, even if only for an episode or two of Jen’s origin story, would be fascinating in and of itself, considering her work as a lawyer for superhero-related matters—which would have reached a fever pitch given The Blip’s greater societal and legal consequences. What are your thoughts on Bruce’s arm healing in the She-Hulk footage? Please share your ideas in the comments section below! She-Hulk is set to premiere on Disney+ in 2022.

Source: comicbook

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