What a finale: With the (for the time being?) last episode “She-Hulk”, those responsible for the series around head author Jessica Gao have delivered an unprecedented, completely crazy meta-fun in which Jennifer Walters alias She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany) just leaves her own series to prevent the generic action showdown that is imminent with the writing team and an AI named KEVIN. Of course, now that that side of the character has been unleashed, the question of She-Hulk’s future in the MCU becomes all the more important.
Conveniently, She-Hulk throws in a few ideas of his own: So For example, Jen tells KEVIN that she has some ideas for She-Hulk season two. Is this already the confirmation for Season 2? Unfortunately, things are not that easy.
Then Jessica Gao told us in the interview after the “She-Hulk” finale that she wrote the whole scene almost exactly three years ago. So the various allusions (more on that in a moment) aren’t red-hot, and they don’t take into account the success or failure of She-Hulk when it’s released on Disney+, which is certainly a deciding factor in whether it’s going to be a sequel.
In addition, very few MCU series have received a second season so far. The only exceptions are “What If?” and “Loki”, while “Moon Knight’, ‘Ms. Marvel” and Co. were rather self-contained mini-series that should establish the title characters and prepare them for future adventures.
On the other hand, “She-Hulk” would lend itself particularly well to a second season, because with the “case of the week” structure of the series and not too much integration into the larger MCU context, “She-Hulk” is an almost classic television series. In any case, we could easily imagine a second season in which Jennifer sometimes clarifies a superhero case in court and sometimes becomes active as She-Hulk herself.
Either way, She-Hulk is also set to make an appearance on the big screen – although KEVIN’s “see you on the big screen” later turns out to be just a mean joke, the real Kevin (namely Kevin Feige) has already confirmed that She-Hulk will of course also appear in upcoming MCU films. This means that the upcoming “Avengers 5: The Kang Dynasty” or “Avengers 6: Secret Wars”.
A suitable film would also be a possible “World War Hulk”, which has been hinted at since “She-Hulk” episode 1 and to which there was a particularly clear pointer in the finale with the introduction of Skaar (Wil Deusner). Also, She-Hulk says yes to KEVIN when he tries to justify the Hulk appearance in the finale: “Oh, save that for the movie.”
In the World War Hulk comic storyline, the Hulk and some allies travel to Earth from the planet Sakaar to avenge the death of Hulk’s pregnant wife. In the MCU, however, that would certainly be completely different, as the MCU is mostly only very loosely based on the respective comic template.
The World War Hulk is likely to be more of a conflict between different Hulks and Hulk-like characters on Earth in the MCU. With Hulk, She-Hulk and Skaar you would already have three characters here, and some fans also suspect that Titania (Jameela Jamil) could become the MCU version of Red She-Hulk. And they just found a new actor in Harrison Ford to play Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, who will become Red Hulk in the comics: