She-Hulk Will Connect To Another Huge MCU Title?
It does seem likely...
A new clip from She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has fans speculating about a couple of things; most notably whether or not a villain we’ve already met in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could indirectly be responsible for Jennifer Walters becoming She-Hulk. To be honest, the clip also has people talking about Captain America’s sexual experience. But, more substantially, it has Marvelites wondering if the upcoming series has a big connection to 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok.
The clip starts off with Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and his cousin Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) driving down a country road, with Jen sharing her theory that Steve Rogers arrived in the 21s century as a virgin and stayed that way for years. As the cousins laugh over it, a spaceship descends from the sky; shocking Jen and causing her to drive off the road. This, presumably, will be the accident that forces Bruce to use his blood to save Jen which subsequently turns her into She-Hulk. And as you may notice, the ship looks very similar to the Commodore — the Grandmaster’s pleasure vessel which the heroes stole and used to escape Sakaar in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok. You can watch the clip below, followed by a screenshot of the ship in She-Hulk, and the one from Ragnarok.
The clip has a lot of fans wondering if somehow Jeff Goldbum‘s Grandmaster recaptured his ship and headed to Earth to get revenge on the Hulk, hence the car crash. However, there’s a long list of reasons why — unless the folks making She-Hulk fell asleep at the continuity wheel — that doesn’t track. First, we see the Commodore on top of the Asgardian refugee ship at the end of Ragnarok and in the beginning of 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. So if Grandmaster or anyone else took it, they would’ve had to have done while Thanos and his Black Order were attacking the heroes, and before they destroyed the larger vessel. Second, while the Commodore and the ship in the She-Hulk clip look identical in design and shape, the coloring is different. Third and finally, the Commodore has no weapons. When Topaz (Rachel House) and other mercenaries chase the Commodore, Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) reveals the ship has no weapons, and the only defense Bruce is able to find is a button that sets off fireworks. Since it has no weapons, there’s a decent chance the ship in the She-Hulk clip isn’t meaning to threaten Bruce and Jen.
However, we do think this ship’s appearance connects Ragnarok to She-Hulk and we have a theory. As mentioned earlier, the ship is identical in design to the Commodore; but when you see an X-wing do you assume it must be Luke Skywalker’s X-wing? It is likely a ship just like the Commodore, perhaps even one that was once owned by the Grandmaster. In Ragnarok‘s post-credits scene we see Grandmaster’s once enslaved people have succeeded in their rebellion against him. We think there’s a good chance the people flying the ship are not there to attack or threaten Bruce but, ironically, are there to thank the hero for helping start their revolution. We’ll know better when She-Hulk: Attorney at Law premieres next Thursday, August 18, on Disney+.