She-Hulk can repair what is perhaps the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s worst character blunder, returning fans to a more conventional version of a Incredible Hulk.
The new Disney+ series will delve into the complexities of Bruce Banner’s development into the strong Avenger. Through Bruce’s trials with Jennifer Walters, Marvel Studios may be able to erase one of the most contentious modifications to any Avenger, repairing the Hulk in preparation for future MCU productions.
After being savagely assaulted by Thanos, Bruce Banner and the Hulk have difficulty collaborating in Avengers: Infinity War. The Hulk does not appear again for the remainder of the film, as Banner battles in the Hulkbuster Iron Man outfit.
Banner currently controls the Hulk’s body as “Smart Hulk” in Avengers: Endgame. He explains that he was able to manage his changes for five years following the glitch by dealing with gamma radiation. She-Hulk witnesses Banner doing identical experiments on his cousin, Jennifer, in order to teach her how to manage her changes.
She-Hulk provides an easy opportunity to reintroduce the MCU’s “Savage Hulk”—the primal character with whom Bruce has always struggled. While Bruce is testing Jennifer, the MCU spotlights gamma radiation for the very first time in years, allowing for a scientific failure and the reintroduction of the Savage Hulk mentality, perhaps tearing the two apart once more.
The reintroduction of aspects from The Incredible Hulk, such as Tim Roth’s Abomination and the post-credits sequence in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, that depicts Bruce in his human form, makes this more possible. The return of Abomination in MCU Phase 4 indicates that Marvel is directly referring back to the days when Bruce as well as the Hulk were distinct, yet Shang-Chi demonstrates that Bruce must be able to shift back to his physical figure if he has not parted from the Hulk entirely.
While Bruce Banner’s Clever Hulk is not a bad character, his presence takes away a lot of what made Bruce Banner a compelling hero. There hasn’t been any of the inner turmoil or Jekyll and Hyde personas that made the Hulk such a compelling character in the MCU since Avengers: Endgame. The absence of a conventional Hulk is one among the few critiques levelled by Endgame, since some fans anticipated the green hero to face Thanos again, as Thor & Iron Man did.
Splitting both Hulk and Banner as two characters does not have to endanger their growth after The Incredible Hulk as Well as the Avengers. However, by resurrecting original Savage Hulk, Marvel opens a door to adapting highly praised comic novels like as World War Hulk & Immortal Hulk, which would be impossible to adapt with Bruce as Smart Hulk.
In the former tale, an Earth-616 variant of the Illuminati may appear, whereas an Immortal Hulk adaption could introduce the terrible Demon Hulk to the MCU. All of these storylines have the potential to be excellent MCU adaptations, but first She-Hulk must divide Bruce and the Hulk.