Created by Jessica Gao, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law tells the story of Jennifer Walters, a lawyer specializing in cases involving superhumans. While solving cases, she also finds herself becoming the green superhero, She-Hulk. Based on the comic book character, Walters is making her live-action debut in the MCU with the 9-episode series taking place during Phase four. The green-fueled character will be played by Tatiana Maslany with her cousin, Bruce Banner, played by Mark Ruffalo.
Based on the Marvel comics, Walters goes through a blood transfusion after a serious injury. Her cousin, Bruce Banner helps with the transfusion resulting in her receiving some of the characteristics of the Hulk condition, which includes turning green and acquiring in-human strength. Walters is still able to obtain her emotional state, unlike Bruce. But that doesn’t stop her from wreaking havoc when enraged. If the tv series follows the comics, could Walters eventually lose the ability to transform back to her normal self?
Where You Might Have Seen She-Hulk
She-Hulk is a superhero that has been seen everywhere. Her involvement with the Avengers, Fantastic Four, Heroes for Hire, and S.H.I.E.L.D have undoubtedly helped her rise to the spotlight. Due to the success of The Incredible Hulk, Marvel thought it was only fitting to release a female version of the monstrous character. However, She-Hulk was far from the intimidating stature and instead took on more of a woman’s physique.
After the character appeared in the 1982 series, The Savage She-Hulk, Walters began to appear in other characters’ stories. Even though her character didn’t have a significant placement within other character books, her association with automobile struggles became the catalyst for her early Avengers appearances. After joining hands with Fantastic Four, she eventually went back to appearing in her own series, The Sensational She-Hulk.
Jennifer Walters may be a normal human being in one moment or she could be the less intimidating version of the Hulk in the next. Besides the superhuman strength passed on by her cousin, She-Hulk also has the ability to jump from high buildings and speed past her enemies. The added skill under her belt is the knowledge of criminology.
What You Should Know
Back in 2019, Kevin Feige revealed that plans are underway for the She-Hulk to appear in future MCU films after the release of the television series. Even though the superhero, She-Hulk stems from the mega-popular Hulk, the comic character is one of the only few female sidekicks to establish their own space within the comic book hero universe. Her rising popularity can only be proven through her ability to outlive nearly all of the other female sidekicks when it comes to shelf life.
Watch the first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law exclusively on Disney+ on August 18th!
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