She-Hulk Will Be One Of The New Avengers?
If you ask a certain well-known actor prone to spilling Marvel secrets, She-Hulk will become one of the new Avengers.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is the last Marvel Disney+ series of Phase 4, which closes with the cinema release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever later this year. To celebrate the forthcoming release of She-Hulk, lead star Tatiana Maslany and co-star and MCU veteran Mark Ruffalo were in attendance at the show’s premiere at Hollywood Boulevard Monday night. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Mark Ruffalo believes that the She-Hulk character will be one of the new Avengers moving forward.
At the premiere, both Maslany and Ruffalo joked back and forth about who is the superior Hulk, Ruffalo’s original character, or Maslany’s She-Hulk, aka Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s attorney cousin. The pair settled in slight favor of She-Hulk for the time being, citing that this is the character’s moment and it is only natural the series will be biased toward her. Maslany quipped; “give me one year,” in reference to the fact that Ruffalo has portrayed the only angry green Marvel figure over the last decade, to which Ruffalo replied; “All right, you can have a year. No, she’s in now, there’s not going to be another Avengers without her.”
Given that there won’t be another Avengers movie until Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, which won’t hit cinemas until May 2, 2025, it is surprising to have She-Hulk allegedly confirmed as a member of the team, given the character’s series hasn’t even aired yet. Tatiana Mulsany was indeed surprised by Ruffalo’s comments, questioning his Avengers statement, but Ruffalo doubled down, saying; “That’s what I’m hearing.” Could this be simply Ruffalo bigging up the new She-Hulk character ahead of the show’s debut on Disney+, or is it another case of Ruffalo spilling MCU secrets? Given Ruffalo’s form for the latter, it is more than likely this is another spilling of the Marvel beans.
Long before Mark Ruffalo seemingly confirmed She-Hulk is going to be part of the Avengers going forward, he became well known as a major Marvel spoiler bomb during press tours, with the biggest example being whilst promoting Avengers: Infinity War with Don Cheadle, where the Hulk star told a reporter; “Wait ’till you see this next one: ha-… everybody dies.” The now infamous gaff quite accurately depicted the climatic events of Avengers: Infinity War, wherein ‘ha-‘ or half of the heroes perish, only to be later resurrected in the subsequent Avengers film Endgame. So, given Ruffalo’s form, the actor is likely on the money and fans will expect to see She-Hulk teaming up with the Avengers down the road.
She-Hulk being a new member of the Avengers’ team henceforth actually makes a whole lot of sense when you consider what other hero is set to appear in the character’s new series, Charlie Cox’s Daredevil. MCU chief Kevin Feige recently revealed at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con that along with Spider-Man, Daredevil will lead Marvel’s street-level heroes going forward. Daredevil appearing in She-Hulk, and Feige’s intention for Daredevil to lead a bunch of Marvel’s heroes in the future of the MCU does indeed point toward Ruffalo’s claims of She-Hulk being a part of the Avengers being quite logical. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law sees Tatiana Muslany’s Jennifer Walters character juggle her life as an attorney and as the world’s new Hulk, with help from Ruffalo’s Banner as a tutor. The show is an MCU first as it will break the fourth wall, much like Deadpool. Tim Roth returns as Abomination and actress Jameela Jamil stars as Titiana, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law debuts on Disney+ this Thursday.