The ‘She-Hulk’ Series May Shape the Future of the Entire MCU: Here’s How
While little is known about the Disney+ series She-Hulk, coming to the streaming platform in the distant future, Marvel likely has major plans for the heroine. Based on what we can put together concerning the future of the MCU — combining past reports with narrative leaks and MCU formula — She-Hulk will likely catalyze more intermingling between the small and silver screen.
In the comics, Jennifer Walters is transformed into a gamma-powered superhero, thanks to Bruce Banner. Matching Banner in pure indomitable force, she also brings an unparalleled degree of wit to the table, which, given the MCU’s flair for humor, should prove entertaining. Aside from retaining a journey all her own, with connections to Banner, she is crucial to the foundation of Marvel’s A-Force.
While it goes without saying that She-Hulk would be included in Marvel’s eventual A-Force movie, set to feature Mighty Thor, Captain Marvel, Valkyrie, and Ms. Marvel, she may be more than a vital member. What If she, not Captain Marvel, is the leader?
Captain Marvel will likely lead the entire Avengers team in the MCU
Kevin Feige revealed, a while back, that Captain Marvel is set to be “at the forefront of the entire cinematic universe,” as CinemaBlend reported. Now that Chris Evans’ Captain America and Robert Downey’s Tony Stark are out of the picture, the entire Avengers team is in need of a new leader, and the savior set to take the reigns has become obvious.
Based on Feige’s reports, it seems that Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel will be responsible for leading all the Avengers — Spider-Man, Hulk, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, etc. Considering a future Avengers movie, with all of these heroes — or a large portion of them — will likely come to bear via Doctor Doom, Galactus, or Norman Osborn, it is logical to presume that Captain Marvel’s leadership role — quite hefty already — may not extend specifically to the A-Force.
Could Captain Marvel successfully lead two different teams simultaneously? If Captain Marvel is already set to take the reigns for a team with multiple members — all confronting various intergalactic and earthbound threats at once — it’s more likely that the hero will be an integral member of the A-Force who co-leads or takes a backseat to She-Hulk. Not to mention, in the comics, She-Hulk is the leader of the A-Force.
How and why She-Hulk may lead the MCU’s A-Force
In several Marvel comic book iterations, She-Hulk leads the A-Force — an all-female team of Avengers. And, considering Bruce Banner is supposedly set to appear in the Disney+ series, he may be the character’s link to the grander cinematic universe, bringing her into the picture, and laying the foundation for her transition into a leadership role.
Captain Marvel is set to lead the Avengers, yet she may be set to support the A-Force, as such an arrangement seems more realistic. Or, if Marvel shoots for humor, they can create a dynamic similar to the one between Thor and Star-Lord, in which She-Hulk and Captain Marvel humorously battle for superiority (except, this time, there wouldn’t be as clear a winner).
Considering She-Hulk will have a clear connection to the greater MCU, and was responsible for leading the A-Force in the comics, it’s not crazy to believe that she will eventually do the same on the silver screen, leaving Captain Marvel to lead all of the others.