Marvel’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con in July was an insane hurricane of completely bonkers reveals and announcements, but somehow, Disney still had some surprises up its sleeves for the company’s big Friday presentation at the D23 expo in Anaheim, California. Among those surprises: a new She-Hulk show heading to Disney Plus.
The show will be part of the MCU’s phase four–alongside previously announced series including The Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, and Hawkeye, not to mention the also-newly-announced Disney Plus Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight shows. The full slate can be seen in the graphic below, shown onstage during the D23 presentation.
Created by Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, She-Hulk–AKA high-powered lawyer Jennifer Walters–was first introduced in comics in 1980. Bruce Banner’s cousin, Walters gained Hulk-like powers after receiving an emergency blood transfusion from him.
During the D23 presentation, MCU head Kevin Feige confirmed that the MCU phase four She-Hulk show will hew at least somewhat closely to the source material–the She-Hulk in the Disney+ show will be Walters, and she’s still a lawyer. Other than that, we don’t know much about the She-Hulk show.
In the comics, Walters has a more controlled form of Hulkism, and she retains more of her personality and intelligence when she transforms, which could make for an interesting dynamic with her cousin Bruce, should Mark Ruffalo actually appear in the show.
Then again, the last time we saw Hulk in the MCU, he had fully solved that problem. So who knows?
The D23 announcements so far have also included more returning MCU characters in WandaVision’s cast, the reveal of Disney Plus’s Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight shows, more details about the Loki and Falcon and Winter Soldier shows, and more.
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