The MCU brought many new players on board with Phase 4, many of whom are expected to join in 2025 with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. Just as the MCU has previously done with other end-of-the-world threats, successful events should bring together heroes from every corner of the franchise and teams from across the multiverse.
Among those exciting additions is Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters, who is currently following in the footsteps of her cousin Bruce Banner and becoming She-Hulk. After a long wait, the wide-ranging hero has just made his MCU debut with the premiere of the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law series, and reactions to the lawyer-turned-superhero are already strong.
Fans have eight more episodes of She-Hulk to enjoy before the first season of the MCU’s legal comedy concludes, but some are already turning their attention to the future. Will She-Hulk be back for season two? Will Jennifer Walters join the Avengers? Well, those questions are still up in the air, but one MCU maker has some ideas.
The She-Hulk Producer Pokes Fun At Avengers Future
On Deadline’s Hero Nation podcast, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law lead writer Jessica Gao asked if Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters will be in Avengers: Secret Wars.
The interviewer first referred to a She-Hulk scene that took place outside of prison, and a reporter is heard saying that “they heard it was turned down by the Avengers”:
“One of the things that happens in She-Hulk is … all these things are said, some of which are relevant to his life in this world, and these would be things that would be said. But there’s this scene behind it. from prison where she’s visiting Abomination and the report is like ‘We heard she was rejected by the Avengers’.”
When asked if She-Hulk would appear in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars, Gao revealed that she would be “shocked” if Walters didn’t make the cut:
“I’d be shocked if they didn’t start including it in films, especially group films.”
Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo previously touched on the future of She-Hulk’s Avengers, confirming, “There won’t be another Avengers without her.”
The lead writer also commented on the importance of telling a “complete story” with a “satisfying arc” in the first season just in case She-Hulk isn’t renewed for another season:
“Coming from television, you can never guarantee that a show that had its first season will get you another season. So I was kind of taught that in a first-season show you really have to tell a full story that you’d be happy with if you were, that was just a fact. Just because there’s never a guarantee you never know if you’ll get another season, so you can’t really hold back and walk away open-ended. You have to tell a satisfying storyline in a season just in case, and then of course you leave the door open to the possibility of a second, third, and fourth season. So it was my way of approaching it.
When Will She Hulk Appear?
Well, for the next few months, the answer to that question will continue to be next week, but what happens to She-Hulk once her Disney+ debut is over?
Moon Knight ended with no indication of when Oscar’s Egyptian hero Isaac will be seen in the future, and it remains so for months. She-Hulk is expected to suffer in the same limbo as no appearances are confirmed at this time, and season 2 is pending for now.
There are no obvious places for Jennifer Walters to place herself anytime soon, and the next opportunity comes with Daredevil: Born Again. With Matt Murdock stepping into Jennifer Walter’s legal story, she could very well cross over to the other side to help out in a crime-fighting case or corporation in the 18-episode first season.
Or maybe fans will have to wait until The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars to see She-Hulk return, which would earn Jennifer Walters a three-year absence from the MCU. But even if the She-Hulk Avengers squad seems almost certain, there’s no telling how big his role will be with so many heroes in the photo.
World War Hulk has long been rumored to be in development at Marvel Studios, with plans to start filming later this year, and reports have suggested it will be teased in the Disney+ series. But if the Hulk-centric blockbuster goes any further.