She-Hulk Showrunner Confirms What Happened To Bruce Banner

This could be amazing.

By Britta DeVore | Published


Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner aka The Hulk has had quite a journey since helping found the eponymous team a decade ago in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. After taking over the part from Edward Norton, who appeared as the quick tempered, muscle bound green guy back in 2008’s solo film The Incredible Hulk, Ruffalo has reprised his role a whopping nine times over the last 10 years. Most recently, Smart Hulk, the fruit of Banner’s labor in taking control over his hot headed alter ego, appeared in Disney+ and Marvel’s latest series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

During an interview with The Direct’s Pamela Gores, Jessica Gao – She-Hulk’s producer – teased that audiences will soon be seeing the reason as to why Hulk ended up on Sakaar in the first place in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok. Gao gave clues including dropping the hint that we know the big green machine spent “a lot of time off-planet” and that Ragnarok only covered a teeny-tiny part of his time there. She went on to say that Banner and Hulk both may have some unfinished business to tend to before he can fully be present on Earth. The well crafted drops could spell out something more for Hulk in the future whether it be in She-Hulk, in his own off-shoot project, or in fellow Avenger’s production.

Jennifer Walters’s cousin, Hulk has so far been seen in the show’s first two episodes of She-Hulk. Helping his family member with her newly found super powers, the second episode revealed that Hulk will be setting off into the furthest reaches of the galaxy to follow a message from a Sakaaran ship. The spacecraft was introduced in the show’s first episode and was the driving reason as to why Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters earned her powers. 

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Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

If the name Sakaar rang a bell for you, that’s because She-Hulk isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Sakaar. The planet first appeared in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok and was introduced to us as a trash planet that was ruled by Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. It was here that we spotted Hulk as the number one champion in the fighting pits just after Thor (Chris Hemsworth) crashes onto the planet and helps his friend find himself and escape.  

The colorful series dropped just a few weeks ago on August 18 and has been drawing audiences in just like several other Marvel based shows including WandaVision and Moon Knight. She-Hulk follows the story of superhero lawyer Jennifer Walters. Along with having a brainy mind for the law, Walters can also transform into her own green superhero, She-Hulk. Along with Tatiana Maslany and Mark Ruffalo, the series also stars Jameela Jamil, Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Mark Linn-Baker, Tess Malis Kincaid, Tim Roth, Jon Bass, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Benedict Wong, and Charlie Cox. 

With Hulk now preparing for a new adventure, we can’t wait to see what will happen and where he’ll appear next – also, hopefully this means more Jeff Goldblum! You can catch the next episode of She-Hulk when it lands on the streamer on Thursday, and get yourself caught up with the first two episodes currently streaming on Disney+.