With the She-Hulk series now greenlit on Disney Plus, the question on many fans’ minds is which characters will appear alongside Jennifer Walters. Here are five suggestions on who should.
While most fans expected She-Hulk to appear in an MCU movie, she’s getting her own Disney Plus series instead. Details surrounding the She-Hulk show are scarce, but the title itself implies we’ll see more of the Hulk’s universe, namely the other characters related to his family.
In addition to Banner’s family, the new show will likely feature some iconic villains from the comics as well. 2008’s The Incredible Hulk teased the appearance of one foe who MCU fans have been waiting for but never showed up. Kevin Feige told Crave Online in 2017 that he felt it was a wasted opportunity, of course, the Leader’s absence back then can work to Disney’s advantage today.
For anyone interested in which Marvel characters may cameo on She-Hulk, check out our list of five characters who are most likely to appear below.
The most obvious addition to She-Hulk has to be Bruce Banner. Mark Ruffalo hasn’t signed on for the role yet, but since the series centers around Banner’s cousin, it’s safe to assume he’ll make a cameo at some point.
In our opinion, Bruce Banner (Ruffalo) should be in the pilot to properly introduce fans to his cousin Jennifer Walters. She can kickstart the series on her own, it would just be useful to have Jennifer’s cousin explain things beforehand. Banner going over the specifics of being a gamma-infused hero could also serve as a passing of the torch.
Since Banner’s left arm was permanently damaged during the final act of Avengers: Endgame, he could choose to leave the action behind altogether. The Hulk only fought during the grand finale because it was necessary. If he’s given the choice in the future, Professor Hulk will probably opt-out so his cousin can take over.
Ever since rumors of Liv Tyler returning to reprise her role as Betty Ross in Avengers: Infinity War popped up, she’s become one of the MCU’s most highly-anticipated returns. Betty Ross technically appeared in Avengers: Endgame during the breakdown of who got snapped so she is a part of this world.
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As far as how she’d be introduced on the Disney Plus show is still a mystery. Although, rekindling a romance with Bruce seems like the best way to take both of them out of the action. Not to kill them off but just so that Jennifer Walters becomes the series’ central protagonist.
As most of us are aware, the ending to The Incredible Hulk wrapped with Samuel Sterns (Tim Blake Nelson) being exposed to Bruce’s blood. A droplet trickled onto Sterns’ head during his final scene while the mass seemingly began to expand, indicating his inevitable transformation into The Leader.
The movie’s end didn’t provide any further details on Sterns’ whereabouts but if there’s going to be any development on that character-arc it’ll be on the She-Hulk series. Unless Marvel has another movie planned where Bruce Banner collides with The Leader for the first time.
Another character who fans have been waiting to see make their superhuman transformation is Secretary of State Thunderbolt Ross. He’s been a thorn in the Avengers’ side for far too long, always complaining about superhumans who operate without government approval, never really doing much proactively. Ross sought to counter the superhero threat by creating one himself but Abomination turned out to be uncontrollable. But, what if Ross decided to make the ultimate sacrifice himself?
Despite holding some serious resentment for superhumans, Thunderbolt Ross might consider taking the same serum that transformed Blonsky (Tim Roth) into the Abomination. There’ll probably be some adjustments made so he doesn’t mutate as much, though odds are a transformation will turn him into the Red Hulk. That way he becomes identical to his comic counterpart.
In the comics, Rick Jones was present for both the nuclear bomb which infected Banner with gamma radiation and Banner’s initial transformation. Rick wasn’t there to help with the test but rather as a dumb kid who thought it would be daring to tempt a nuclear bomb. Bruce noticed Rick at the last moment and saved the fool by throwing him into a lead-laced ditch. Bruce’s act of goodwill, however, resulted in him receiving a massive dose of gamma radiation.
Rick Jones is the only character on this list who hasn’t already been made a member of the MCU. He has a long history with Bruce Banner in the comics which raises the question of where he’s been all this time. No evidence released so far suggests Rick will make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but if She-Hulk is set to explore more of the human story, then it’s safe to assume he’ll have some role to play eventually.
Who else do you want to see make a cameo in the She-Hulk show? Let us know in the comments.