‘She-Hulk’: The MCU Will Reportedly Turn to Its Oldest Trick to Bring the Disney+ Hero into the Movies
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has delayed Marvel Studios’ plans. But once Phase 4 kicks off, it promises to finally connect movies and shows like never before. For instance, She-Hulk will be a key part of the series. Following her Disney+ show, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will reportedly turn to its favorite way of integrating new heroes into the movies.
‘She-Hulk’ will get her own Disney+ series before joining the movies
Right now, details are scarce about the upcoming She-Hulk Disney+ series. Rumors have claimed GLOW and Community star Alison Brie could land the lead role. But Marvel Studios has not made any official announcements. Moreover, fans don’t even know exactly when the new show is set to debut.
All we have now are rumors and speculation. But Phase 4 is about introducing the next generation of the original Avengers. New versions of Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, and Hawkeye are coming soon. So Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk will likely play at least a guest role on She-Hulk.
In the comics, She-Hulk’s alter-ego is Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s cousin. So it stands to reason he would appear to usher her into the MCU. Plus, this gives She-Hulk the chance to explore the greater Hulk mythos, possibly including villains like Red Hulk and The Leader.
The MCU has a long history of heroes coming to blows
Whenever She-Hulk does debut, it will probably be the first time fans meet the character. But Marvel has big plans for the hero, who might help create the all-female team known as A-Force. In any case, She-Hulk is destined to cross paths with Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). And that partnership could be key to the former hero’s introduction into the MCU movies.
According to a rumor on We Got This Covered, Captain Marvel and She-Hulk will come to blows once their first meeting. The report claims She-Hulk will temporarily lose control of her powers. That’s not hard to believe based on what we’ve seen Bruce Banner face. Besides, fans are used to seeing heroes battle each other in the MCU.
Most notably, Captain America: Civil War pitted Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) against Captain America (Chris Evans). But Marvel has become notorious for using this tactic particularly as shorthand to facilitate new character meetings. In The Avengers, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) battles both Iron Man and Hulk, for instance.
Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) also fought Falcon (Anthony Mackie) in his first movie. And Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) fought the Avengers in the aforementioned Civil War. In short, there are countless examples throughout the MCU of heroes having a rough start before coming together.
The much-discussed ‘A-Force’ movie will probably follow soon thereafter
The bond between She-Hulk and Captain Marvel could serve as the foundation for future team-up movies. Some reports currently claim She-Hulk will head A-Force. Meanwhile, others pinpoint Captain Marvel as the inevitable team leader.
What could happen is that MCU fans get multiple superhero teams in Phase 4. With Iron Man and Captain America out of the picture, the main Avengers team needs a new leader. Plus, numerous reports hint at both A-Force and a Young Avengers team.
With as many heroes as the MCU now has to juggle, it shouldn’t surprise audiences if we see these three emerge. Captain Marvel could step up to lead the Avengers, with She-Hulk and Spider-Man spearheading A-Force and the Young Avengers, respectively. Time will tell how Phase 4 pans out.