The first two episodes of She-Hulk: Lawyer She-Hulk they arrived at Disney+ to introduce a new character and pave the way for another. This is Bruce Banner, who, although he has a lot of space within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his narrative has been conditioned by a matter of rights. While the main trident (made up of Hombre de Hierro, Thor Y Captain America) had particular trilogies, in the case of Hulk there was no further development.
At least not in that way, dedicating solo projects so that his story grows, beyond sporadic appearances in other productions. After The incredible Hulk, released in 2008, the character did not have a new production within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Its development has been seen in a fragmented way, with suggestions through the Avengers saga or appearances such as the one recorded in Thor: Ragnarök. His next solo film may be built on what happened in that last film.
The Hulk present in the Marvel Cinematic Universe highlights a character capable of reconciling his two personalities, the beast and the scientist, to get the best out of one and the other. In turn, its transit through Skaar during the third movie about Thor will be key in that expansion of the character’s particular story. In that sense, She-Hulk: Lawyer She-Hulk It leaves some clues.
‘She-Hulk: Lawyer Hulka’ is now available on Disney +
she hulk and the future of Bruce Banner
While Jennifer Walters -interpreted by Tatiana Maslany– He is driving a car, his cousin Bruce Banner —played by Mark Ruffalo— explains different questions about Captain America. So, before them, a spaceship is installed. To avoid it, the characters end up deviating and have an accident. In that first chapter no other mention was made of the fact.
During the second episode, Bruce Banner receives a call from Jennifer Walters. She attends from a ship similar—if not identical—to the one she passed before them. It is a messenger vehicle. Although this was not elaborated on, it is clear: from Skaar they are interested in the Hulk returning to the planet. It should be remembered that within thor: ragnarok, the character was trapped on the planet as a kind of VIP prisoner: he was used as opium for the masses, in combat events, while being given all the comforts.
To deepen the interpretation of the possible events presented in She-Hulk: Lawyer She-Hulk, you need to review the comics. Within them, it is said that the Hulk, during his time in Skaar, had a son with Sakaar of Caieraknown on that planet as “The Strong Old Woman”. This descendant of the character received the name of Skaarlike the planet.
The Hulk’s journey, the explanation of part of his past and the information that can be traced in the comics, suggest that a new movie about the character is feasible. What would be the basis of this new film? What happened in Skaar, including the possible presentation of his son. But, before that, it is necessary for Marvel and Disney to attend to a not minor detail.
The problem with Hulk
The exploitation rights of the character belong to both Universal and Marvel. And the first is favored in terms of its distribution. Therefore, a production dedicated exclusively to the character implies reaching an agreement with this company or giving up an important part of the economic benefits. What happens now? There is a rumor that Marvel could fully recover the rights to the Hulk.
Cinema Comics reflects on its portal that the user of reddit u/vidardes leaked some documents of the agreement. According to them, the agreement between Universal, Paramount and Disney is valid for 15 years, from the premiere of the first movie about the Hulk (2008). If so, after that period, management rights to the character would revert entirely to Disney. So, it would be feasible to make a new production on Bruce Banner without requiring any negotiation and giving up profits.