Shortly before the start of “She-Hulk”, Marvel released a clip in which the main character Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) and her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) suddenly encounter a mysterious spaceship while driving together. However, what is behind it is not resolved in the clip or in the first episode of the MCU series, but should then be clarified in a later episode. However, we have a reasonable suspicion…
As YouTube host and Marvel expert Sebastian explains in the video above, the starship is the same model that the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) used in “Thor 3: Day of Decision”. A “Sakaarian Courier Ship” as it is called in “She-Hulk”.
However, we don’t believe that the Grandmaster himself is behind the wheel here – rather Skaar, the son (!) of the Hulk. There have been rumors about an appearance by Skaar for a long time. And as it is not for nothing that “She-Hulk” emphasizes again, the Hulk was two years on Sakaar – enough time to father a son who is now traveling after his dad.
Skaar could also set the stage for a new Hulk movie, which would then likely be an adaptation of the famous Planet Hulk/World War Hulk storyline. The only problem that can get in the way of this is that the theatrical rights to adventures with the Hulk himself at the center (rather than as part of a team) have lain with Universal all along. That’s why Disney hasn’t made a “Hulk” movie yet. But the problem will soon be history: According to numerous insiders, these rights should revert to Disney and Marvel as early as 2023. Then the way would be clear for a “Hulk” solo film.
Speaking of the problem: Many MCU fans were surprised that in “Avengers: Endgame’ featured a Hulk who combined the Rage Monster’s strength and Banner’s wits, but then Bruce reappeared in his human form in the mid-credit scene of ‘Shang-Chi’ – and he’s heavily in after ‘Endgame’ Affected arm apparently healed.
In She-Hulk, we now learn that the solution to both ties to a device developed by Banner that restored him to his human form and allowed his arm to heal. And with the help of Jennifer’s blood, Bruce was then able to fully heal his arm – and become Smart Hulk again.
Finally, in his video, Sebastian addresses the question of the unnamed villain (Jameela Jamil), who at the end of the first episode devastates the courtroom in which Jennifer is about to give her closing argument. It is Titania, who is also an adversary of She-Hulk in the Marvel Comics.
In the comics, Titania’s origin story is closely linked to Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom, which is why Sebastian speculates that “She-Hulk” might not already be the cornerstone for the upcoming “Fantastic Four’ film could be laid.
We’ll find out more in the coming weeks: The next episode, She-Hulk, will be available on Disney+ on August 25, 2022.