From the original movie lineup of Marvel Studios, the only movie that never had a sequel was The Incredible Hulk. This is because the rights to the solo Hulk movie are still tied up with Universal, while Marvel had the rights to use Bruce Banner’s alter ego as a supporting character in other MCU movies. Fortunately, that deal didn’t extend to television, so She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will finally be able to expand the Hulk mythos of the MCU for the first time since 2008. But make no mistake: She-Hulk is much more than a Female Hulk.
Tatiana Maslany stars in the series as Jennifer Walters, the cousin of Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and the closest thing he has to a sister. As the series begins, Jennifer is a successful Deputy District Attorney and blissfully free of any superhuman abilities. But in the preview clip below, we get to see where Jennifer’s life veered as she and Bruce face an unexpected threat.
Although the circumstances are different from Jennifer’s comic book origin, the result is the same: the mixing of Jen’s blood and Bruce’s blood conveys her gift and her curse. It’s unclear if a blood transfusion from Bruce could create an army of Hulks. But only a little of his blood has transformed Jennifer. And she’s really not happy about it.
In the clip below, Bruce tries to show Jennifer the ropes as he trains her on how to use his immense strength. However, Jennifer has no interest in becoming a superhero. With that said, Bruce is also able to show him the advantage of being a Hulk.
The problem with Jennifer’s secret identity is that she doesn’t have one. Everyone knows that she is the She-Hulk. But with that misfortune also comes opportunity. Because of her legal experience and her powers, the law firm of Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway has hired Jen to become the new face of their superhuman law division. This means that she will be taking advantage of some of her fame in the brand’s new television campaign, which you can see below.
Tim Roth is reprising his role as Emil Blonsky/Abomination from The Incredible Hulk. He will be joined by guest stars Benedict Wong as Wong and Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Series regular cast members include Ginger Gonzaga as Nikki Ramos, Josh Segarra as Augustus “Pug” Pugliese, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Mallory Book, Jon Bass as Todd, and Jameela Jamil as Titania.
The first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law will premiere this Thursday, August 18 on Disney Plus.