Jennifer Walters’ green superhero persona is called She-Hulk. Jennifer Walters is a prominent defense lawyer who hails from a family with deep roots in the criminal justice system; her father is the L.A. County Sheriff.
With good reason, William is renowned for being overly protective of his daughter. Crime lord Nicholas Trask, who attempted to assassinate William when Jennifer was 17 years old, is at odds with him because of his work. Elaine Banner Walters, Jennifer’s mother, was tragically killed in the attack.
How Did SHE-HULK Get Her Powers?
Trask decided to get rid of Jennifer after he killed Elaine years before. Jennifer was critically injured by Trask’s goons and required a blood transfusion to survive. Fortunately, Dr. Bruce Banner, her cousin, who was a perfect match, was visiting her at the time. Her life was spared by his blood, which also carried a tamer version of his freshly gained Gamma abilities.
SHE-HULK Vs. The HULK: How Are They Different?
Jennifer’s transformations, at least initially, depending on her emotional state similarly to Bruce’s. But once she learns how to control her abilities, Jennifer is able to change into the She-Hulk at any time by thinking angrily, Peter Pan-style.
Another distinction between Jennifer’s and Bruce’s Hulk experiences could be the reason for how easily Jennifer transforms. When Jennifer transforms into She-Hulk, she doesn’t feel any discomfort. Shulkie’s changes are enjoyable—really enjoyable—in contrast to the Hulk’s, which are agonizing.
That may also be the reason why Jennifer feels more at ease in her Hulkified form than Bruce does. Jennifer’s intellect is unaffected by her She-Hulk persona, just like Bruce’s Professor Hulk persona in Avengers: Endgame.
Despite these variations, Jennifer and her cousin have many of the same Gamma-gifted abilities. She-Hulk is virtually unbeatable thanks to the same fast healing mechanism that the Hulk possesses. She has incredible reflexes, stamina, and jumping ability thanks to her super strength and agility. Shulkie is a dangerous foe to the likes of Legion and Apocalypse because she also shares the Hulk’s resistance to telepathy.
Is Jennifer Walters The Only SHE-HULK?
Like many other Marvel heroes, She-mantle Hulk hasn’t belonged to just one individual throughout the years. Jennifer Walters has also played other characters besides She-Hulk.
Lyra, the Hulk’s daughter from a different timeline, was first featured by Marvel in the late 1980s. Lyra, whose mother created her using the Hulk’s DNA, actually becomes weaker the more furious she becomes, in contrast to most Gamma-irradiated heroes and villains. Lyra, who was given the nickname “She-Hulk” as a youngster, went back in time to fight Jennifer in a number of comics, including her four-part solo miniseries, All-New Savage She-Hulk. Later, Lyra and Jennifer worked together to defeat Red She-Hulk, a foe they both shared.
The Red She-Hulk, often known as She-Rulk, is one of Bruce Banner’s main love interests Elizabeth “Betty” Ross’s many alter egos. Betty was killed by the Abomination, but with the influence of her father, US General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, the Red Hulk, M.O.D.O.K. brought her back to life as the Gamma-powered Red She-Hulk.
Betty fought against Lyra and Jennifer as well as Bruce and Red Hulk as Red She-Hulk. Betty finds it difficult to control her changed self, in contrast to Jennifer. She has tried several different treatments for her ailment, but they have all so far been ineffective.
A brand-new She-Rulk will make an appearance in a future Avengers issue. In Avengers #48, which will be published in September 2021, Jennifer is kidnapped and taken into the infamous Red Room, where she transforms into the Winter Hulk, a Soviet-aligned variation of Red She-Hulk with Black Widow-level training and conditioning.
Who Will Play SHE-HULK In The Disney+ Series?
Tatiana Maslany, who starred in Orphan Black, has been cast as She-Hulk on Disney+ by Marvel. Jennifer Walters will be portrayed by the 35-year-old Canadian actor in both her regular human and Hulkified states.
The series also features Tim Roth (Lie to Me) as the archenemy of the Hulk, Abomination, and Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) as Titania. Roth made his acting debut as Abomination in the 2008 Hulk movie, and on September 3, 2021, he will return in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Bruce Banner will be played by Mark Ruffalo once more in the Disney+ series.
What Should Fans Expect To See In The Show?
She-Hulk would “be a half-hour courtroom comedy” that “stays true to [Sensational She-Hulk writer-artist John Byrne’s comic books,” according to an Emmy report from December 2020. Shulkie fans now have hope that She-Hulk on Disney+ will have some metatextual knowledge thanks to the name drop.
Jennifer was well-known for breaking the fourth wall two years before Deadpool made his action comedy debut, much to the consternation of her fellow comic book characters.
How Tall Is The SHE-HULK?
She-Hulk now serves as a member of the mighty Avengers. Height: 6 ft. 7 in. Weight: 650 lbs.
Will SHE-HULK Appear In The Marvel Movies?
On this one, everything points to yes. The Hulk and Abomination are also included in the new Disney+ series, which places Jennifer near major MCU film releases. In addition to the She-Hulk TV series, the upcoming Fantastic Four relaunch may provide some room for everyone’s favorite green attorney.
Marvel’s Secret Wars might be introduced to the MCU as a result of the Fantastic Four movie and the most recent universe revelation. She-encounter Hulk with Titania was made possible by the initial Secret Wars storyline. In that crossover event, the Enchantress, Kang the Conqueror, Venom, and Doctor Doom were just a few of the villains that the Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man and Spider-Woman, and the Fantastic Four faced off against.
Marvel fans will still have another huge crossover event to look forward to even if Secret Wars doesn’t take place in the MCU. The upcoming Secret Invasion series on Disney+ is based on the same-named comic book narrative, which featured three issues of She-Hulk vol. 2. While Marvel Studios is keeping the series under wraps, for the time being, assuming the showrunners stay true to the original material, we should see Jennifer Walters facing up against Skrulls very soon.