In the Marvel comic book universe, the Asian version of the Hulk, Amadeus Cho, has become a fan favorite. The Korean-American definitely has a following and many Marvel fans have been hoping to see him pop up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the upcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk getting ready to expand the Hulk’s world, many fans have been hoping that Amadeus Cho would be a part of those plans. Whether or not he will show up in that series remains to be seen, but there is some good news on the horizon for supporters of Amadeus Cho.
According to one of our trusted and proven inside sources, the powers-that-be over at Marvel Studios are pushing to get the Asian Hulk into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Amadeus Cho would likely be positioned as the character that would take over from Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner and would become the primary version of the big green superhero moving forward. Just how far down the road this would be is unclear but we have to imagine that Marvel is plotting out when the best time to introduce the character would be and how to get him over with fans as the new Hulk.
There is definitely an image reason for Marvel Studios to give audiences an Asian version of the Hulk. Asian representation in mainstream films has become a hot-button issue, and the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes has put the focus on presenting more positive examples of Asian characters in movies and television. Having Amadeus Cho take over the mantle as the Hulk would be a good PR move for this reason. Marvel is about to introduce their first leading Asian superhero in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and adding Amadeus Cho to their roster of superheroes would prove this isn’t just a token but of representation in their larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Outside of that, the idea of the Asian version of the Hulk coming onboard totally tracks with what is clearly the larger game plan for Marvel’s future. We are seeing a younger generation of characters step up to become the new generation of heroes. This is present in the upcoming Disney+ series Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Ironheart, and even Spider-Man: Far From Home did a similar thing with Peter Parker’s ascension to being inspired by Tony Stark. Heck, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier just pulled off the same thing. This definitely is the strategy Marvel is implementing to ensure their universe can continue on for another decade or more.
We will have to wait and see how Amadeus Cho gets introduced as the Asian Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it is nonetheless encouraging to know that he is on his way.