She-Hulk will be the new Marvel hit on Disney Plus and we explain why

She-Hulk is about to arrive in the Marvel Cinematic universe. Jennifer Walters is perhaps one of the most iconic characters in the world of comics, and also one of the most curious.

Fun fact: She-Hulk is considered one of the most powerful characters in Marvel. So much as to surpass Captain America - any of them - and Luke Cage. She is also Bruce Banner's cousin, she has the same abilities and you also control them better. But if you wonder how something similar can be true if you've never heard of it, there is an explanation. 

So far, this formidable character has been one of the most difficult to adapt. Your story is related to several essential characters and you need your own starting point. So during the explosion of superhero movies, it was unlikely that his time to be the center of attention would come. Or at least, it seemed that way during the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

But things are about to change. Disney Plus offers the ideal space to develop characters that would otherwise be difficult to appreciate in all their complexity. It already happened to us with Wanda Maximoff in WandaVision (Scarlet Witch and Vision) or Sam and Bucky (Falcon and the Winter Soldier). Soon, you will have the opportunity to travel the entire strange universe of She-Hulk. And while the first details of the plot and release date arrive, we leave you five things you should know about Jen Walters.

Hulk, a powerful brand

In the 70s, the Hulk figure became very popular thanks to the TV series broadcast between 1977 and 1982. For Marvel, it was a surprise. Until then, the character had been known and loved by readers, but his television repercussion was disconcerting due to his forcefulness. 

And that only means one thing: exploit the brand. Rumors immediately surfaced that CBS producers wanted creator Kenneth Johnson to develop a new character that is not dependent on Marvel. So there were some meetings to carry out a project of a formidable woman with the same characteristics of the Hulk. But, of course, with enough differences to avoid the publisher could make a legal claim.

Marvel heard the rumor and immediately commissioned Stan Lee and John Buscema to create the character before losing the brand. In the late 1979 and early 1980s, Savage She-Hulk # 1 came to the Marvel Universe. The move prevented CBS from creating any such creature or hero, male or female.

By then, the house of ideas took precautions to defend its new character: it recorded the appearance, the origin story and even the fictional relatives of the green monster.  All in all, She-Hulk is considered Stan Lee's last great character. The reason? the upcoming legal dispute between Marvel and the creator, in addition to his health problems.

Much more than a monster with green skin 

If Bruce Banner has based much of his adventures and misfortunes on his monstrous power, for Jen Walters it is something different. The focus of his character is focused on the academic world and his work. In fact, it is no coincidence that the plans for his first appearance on Disney Plus match the tone of the fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Jen Walters is not a scientist in search of power, nor has she been the victim of an accident or an amazing chemical reaction. In fact, in the comic, his relationship with his extraordinary nature is the most common of all. She is Bruce Banner's cousin and in the middle of health emergency receives blood from her famous relative. The result? He obtains the powers of the first, but without their disadvantages.

Well suited for a post-pandemic world? Hope there's more: Jen is also a lawyer and a caring nerd. So its TV version is likely a combination of the bittersweet tone of the new Disney Plus series.

More like WandaVision than Falcon and the Winter Soldier? Well, the question should be asked about what Marvel needs right now. And what you need is a generation of new characters. With a Captain America still searching for her place in the world, a Scarlet Witch trying to understand her powers, what place could Jen occupy? The new generation of Marvel superheroes are surviving men and women. And who else but Jen, who will have to face not only an unknown physical inheritance but a world after the blip?

She-Hulk can show you an unknown side of superheroes

Falcon and the Winter Soldier showed that the world of superheroes is not as simple as it seems. While Bucky tries to get his life back with failed dates and therapy, Sam tries to support his family. Real problems in real moments. And that brings us back to She-Hulk, who in addition to being a superhero with all the formidable Hulk attributes, has an ordinary life.

She was a student at UCLA, and later a lawyer. In the same way as Daredevil, he is part of that dimension of the Marvel world beyond the extraordinary. Some of the comics show She-Hulk in legal battles and leading an absolutely normal life.

In fact, and here comes an interesting fact, Jen Walters is part of the mythical law firm of Marvel, Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg and Holliway. If you are a follower of the character in the comics, you already know: they are the ones who gave Peter Parker legal aid against The Daily Bugle.

On the other hand, there is a sustained rumor, and never completely denied, that Daredevil will be part of phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That, in addition, it is one of the big rumors around Spider-Man 3. Now is a good time to introduce Charlie Cox. Could it be likely that She-Hulk is part of that team of lawyers that very mundane superheroes need? 

That woman who looks at the screen: She-Hulk and the fourth wall

WandaVision was a success because it managed to create something completely new that surprised the audience. Falcon and the Winter Soldier chose to be more adult and measured. Loki seems like a break from anything related to the character's universe.

So She-Hulk could be another great experiment thanks to her character quirk: Jen, in the comics, breaks the fourth wall so often that it's one of her trademarks in her version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Has the ability to change bodies

The Secret Invasion series is part of Marvel's future plans. And in it, possibly, an alien invasion based on impersonation by the Skrulls will be analyzed. Surprise! She-Hulk could fit in there too.

In the remembered volume Sensational She-Hulk # 45 it is suggested that Jen knows how to change her appearance. How? According to the comic's plot, the character had to alert his friends on a Skrull ship. Among the captives were members of the Ovoid race. In gratitude for her help, Jen was taught the mind-transfer ability her race is famous for.

Be that as it may, the arrival of She-Hulk / Jen Walters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is great news and will undoubtedly become one of the favorite characters of this new generation of superheroes in film and television.

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