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It's no secret that it takes a while to build a cinematic universe, but Marvel has done a fantastic job in just a little over a decade of not only bringing some of its biggest characters to live action, but of also putting a lot of lesser known heroes on display. Now that the Avengers as we knew them won't really be...avenging anymore, there are set to be other comic stories told on the big and small screen that will, again, spotlight some loved, but not widely known characters.
One of these never-before-seen-in-live-action characters is none other than Jennifer Walters, better known as She-Hulk. The arrival of Disney+ was already going to be a boon for Marvel fans with shows like Loki, WandaVision and Falcon and The Winter Soldier, but now that we know She-Hulk is also getting her own series, there's even more reason to get excited. And, our long-standing big screen Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo, has been gracious enough to extend a warm greeting to the MCU's newest family member. Take a look:
She-Hulk was announced recently along with two other new MCU shows for Disney+, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight. And, it's pretty clear that Mark Ruffalo is pretty pumped about getting his comic book cousin to join in on the superhero fun. Who posts a green heart, party popper and flexed bicep unless they're excited? I didn't even know there was a green heart!
We don't know when any of these new shows will actually hit Disney+, who will star in them or what challenges our heroes will face in them just yet. But, as I mentioned, in Marvel comics, Bruce Banner and Jennifer Walters are actually cousins, and when Jennifer needs an emergency blood transfusion, her gamma ray-infected cousin is the only one available, meaning that she gains his ability to Hulk out.
Is it possible that we could see the origin of She-Hulk in her new show, and that Mark Ruffalo was so excited about the announcement because he knows he has a part to play in at least some of it? We can certainly hope!
Although, it would be rather unlike Ruffalo to be able to hold on to that kind of secret. Either he's actually getting better at keeping MCU things to himself or he's truly not set to be involved at this point. Or, he's just able to keep quiet because no one has asked him about She-Hulk yet. I don't know about you, but I'm banking on that last one being the most accurate.
As was mentioned earlier, we don't have a whole lot of details about She-Hulk or any of the other shows that were confirmed along with it, but you can bet that CinemaBlend will be all over any information about these new Disney+ shows as it becomes available. In the meantime, know that we don't have long to wait for the new streaming service; Disney+ will go live on November 12, with The Mandalorian ready for viewing the same day.