9 details to remember before watching 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law'

9 details to remember before watching 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law'
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Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk.Marvel Studios
  • "She-Hulk" premieres on Disney+ on Thursday.

  • The new series introduces the Hulk's cousin, Jennifer Walters, who also has his abilities.

  • Here's what to remember about Hulk foes and allies before watching the series.

She-Hulk is Bruce Banner's cousin.

She-Hulk Tatiana Maslany
Hulk appears to be training She-Hulk in the trailer.Marvel Studios

"She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" is an upcoming Disney+ series based on the Hulk's cousin, Jennifer Walters.

In the comics, she receives a blood transfusion from her cousin after being shot by gang members. The transfusion saves her life but also also gives her the ability to turn into a Hulk.

Walters continues her lawyer work and tries to keep her She-Hulk identity a secret in the comics, and eventually she learns to control and accept her identity, living openly in her green skin as a part-time hero and part-time lawyer.

The Disney+ series appears to be adopting a bit of that story.

 

Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as Bruce Banner, one of the few remaining original Avengers.

The Avengers team in "The Avengers."
Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, and Scarlett Johansson in "The Avengers."Disney/Marvel Studios

The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) appears to have a big role in the series as She-Hulk's mentor in learning how to use her abilities.

Hulk, whose real name is Bruce Banner, was one of the first Avengers to be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the 2008 movie "The Incredible Hulk."

After escaping military capture and saving Harlem from the monster called Abomination (Tim Roth), Hulk went on the run until he was recruited by Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in "The Avengers."

Hulk joined the first Avengers team and helped save the world both in the first two "Avengers" movies.

In the sequel, he also helped Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) create both the robot villain Ultron (James Spader) and his antithesis, Vision (Paul Bettany).

 

Much of Hulk's dilemma in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is learning how to control his abilities.

Hulk seen in a spacecraft in "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
Hulk takes control of Bruce Banner in "Avengers: Age of Ultron."Marvel Studios

During the second "Avengers" movie, Banner appears to be more in control of his destruction and even has a method for calming himself down from Hulk mode.

However, after being tricked by Black Widow into fighting the final battle in Sokovia, the Hulk takes over and he disappears.

In "Thor: Ragnarok," Hulk is found stranded on the planet Sakaar for a number of years and has not changed back from Hulk to his human form.

Eventually, his friend Thor (Chris Hemsworth) accidentally turns Hulk back into Banner form. Banner spends the rest of the movie scared of transforming in case he is stuck as the Hulk forever, but decides at the end of the movie to take the risk in order to save the Asgardians.

The movie leads into "Avengers: Infinity War," in which Hulk is beaten up by Thanos and sent to Earth as a messenger to summon the Avengers.

Later in the film, Banner discovers he can't turn into the Hulk anymore after suffering his first big defeat. Instead, during the final battle in Wakanda, he has to use an Iron Man suit to fight Thanos.

Hulk was greatly injured bringing everyone back to life in "Avengers: Endgame."

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Hulks arms appears to have no injury in "She-Hulk" despite physical damage he received in "Avengers: Endgame."Marvel Studios

In "Avengers: Endgame," Banner and Hulk merged into one persona called Smart Hulk. This Hulk has Banner's brains and the Hulk's strength.

Smart Hulk explains in the movie that losing against Thanos twice in "Infinity War" prompted him to improve himself, leading to this transformation.

This transformation even helps him handle all of the Infinity Stones in order to bring back everyone who had died when Thanos wiped out half of all life in the universe.

Bringing everyone back appears to have permanently damaged Hulk's right arm since his arm is still in a cast in his post-credit appearance in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."

However, Hulk's arm does not seem to be damaged in "She-Hulk," which raises questions about when the series is set.

Abomination makes his third appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Abomination appears in a brief scene in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."Marvel Studios

Abomination (Tim Roth), Hulk's first villain from his solo movie, makes his third appearance in the MCU in "She-Hulk."

Emil Blonsky (Roth) is a special-ops soldier recruited to hunt down the Hulk in "The Incredible Hulk." Blonsky was defeated multiple times, despite being injected with a recreated version of the super-soldier serum that strengthened Captain America (Chris Evans).

Towards the end of the movie, Blonsky injects Banner's blood into himself in order to become even stronger but instead turns into the monster known as Abomination.

Hulk defeats Abomination in Harlem and the creature is imprisoned. Both Blonsky and Abomination make appearances in the trailer for "She-Hulk" and it appears the superhuman lawyer is defending him in court.

Abomination's second appearance is in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," in which he fought Wong (Benedict Wong), a powerful sorcerer, in a cage match in China before being led back to his prison.

Since Wong also appears in "She-Hulk," perhaps the show will explain this random cameo.

Wong is the current Sorcerer Supreme after Doctor Strange died in the Blip.

Benedict Wong as Wong in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."
Benedict Wong as Wong in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."Marvel Studios

Wong is first introduced in "Doctor Strange" as the librarian of Kamar-Taj, a training ground for sorcerers on Earth. He befriends Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the two help save Earth in the movie.

After Strange is killed by Thanos in "Infinity War," Wong is elected the Sorceror Supreme, the title of the primary protector of Earth from mystical threats.

Wong still held that title after Strange came back in "Endgame," and has appeared in numerous projects in Phase 4.

Daredevil also makes his second appearance in the MCU.

Charlie Cox as Daredevil.
Charlie Cox as Daredevil.Netflix

The "She-Hulk" trailers also tease another appearance for Charlie Cox's "Daredevil."

Cox originally played the character in Netflix's "Daredevil" and "The Defenders" series, which had ties to the MCU but were never confirmed as being canon.

In the series, Matt Murdoch (Cox) is a lawyer who was blinded by radioactive waste. The waste actually heightened his other senses, prompting him to use his abilities to fight criminals he is unable to stop in his day job. This puts him up against several criminal empires including one run by New York crime boss Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio).

In the "Defenders" series, Daredevil works with a group of New York street heroes to stop the Hand, an organization of mystical ninjas, from resurrecting dragons underneath the city. Daredevil sacrifices his life to save the day but he is later revealed to be alive.

Last year, both Cox and D'Onofrio reprised their roles in MCU projects. Cox was Peter Parker's lawyer in "Spider-Man: No Way Home" when he was accused of killing Quentin Beck.

It is still unclear whether the characters are the same as they were in the Netflix series, however, Cox's upcoming appearance in "She-Hulk" could clear things up.

"The Good Place" star Jameela Jamil will play one of the villains in the series.

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Jameela Jamil as Titania in "She-Hulk."Chuck Zlotnick / Marvel Studios

Since "She-Hulk" is a comedy series, there are likely to be multiple villains both inside and outside the courtroom. One of the villains teased in the trailer is Titania, who will be played by "The Good Place" actor Jameela Jamil.

In the comics, Titania is a super-powered criminal that has gone toe-to-toe with She-Hulk on multiple occasions because she is obsessed with being stronger. This could mean the character will be a recurring villain in the series.

She-Hulk also appears to face a smaller version of the Wrecking Crew. In the comics, this is the name of a team of super-strong villains, Wrecker, Thunderball, Piledriver, and Bulldozer, who are all empowered accidentally by an enchanted crowbar.

In the "She-Hulk" trailer, the four villains are not as muscular as they appear in the comics but they wield their trademark weapons, which seem to be enchanted.

The team is normally hired by other criminals, which could mean they are working for a bigger mysterious villain.

The series will break the fourth wall like "Deadpool."

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She-Hulk talks directly to the audience.Marvel Studios

While almost all Marvel movies are filled with quick-witted jokes, "She-Hulk" is described as a comedy series, which could mean the series will be more outlandish than the usual Marvel stories.

In addition, She-Hulk will be breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to the audience, similar to the lead characters in "Deadpool" and "Fleabag."

This trope is actually lifted from the "She-Hulk" comics in which Walters often throws digs at the writers of the stories.

"She-Hulk" premieres on Disney+ on Thursday.

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