‘She-Hulk’ Exemplifies The Strength Within The Marvel Cinematic Universe

The strange thing about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that fans never quite know how a certain project will tie into the larger universe. Consider Moon Knight, which told the story of a Marvel hero and yet had little correlation to anything that has happened in the greater MCU. Right from the bat, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law defies all of this. The first episode is heavily rooted in MCU history, even going so far as to include Mark Ruffalo‘s Bruce Banner heavily. The series’ second episode has only deepened this trend.

Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) continues to deal with the aftermath of exposing herself as She-Hulk. After being fired from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, she struggles to find work because every law firm considers her a liability or distraction. Eventually, she’s forced to align herself with superhuman law at GLK/H because of her status as a superhuman and then has to take up the case of Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth), better known as if the Abomination. Besides a brief appearance in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the Abomination has largely been absent from the MCU. His only other appearance is from The Incredible Hulk, which is considered a little bit of a bastard child of the MCU considering that it starred Ed Norton.

The fact that this series — ten years later — is able to circle back to this character from the beginning of the MCU shows just how strong this franchise has become. She-Hulk by itself is a fun and entertaining story about a woman dealing with her strength. But the fact that the MCU has absorbed her and thrown her into Hulk history shows how versatile these stories can be. Add in some great acting from She-Hulk herself, the return of Roth, and this series is poised to be the best the MCU has to offer.

She-Hulk streams new episodes Thursdays on Disney+.

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