Warning: This post contains SPOILERS for She-Hulk episode 1
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has entered the She-Hulk era. Jennifer Walters, one of the most adored Marvel Comics heroines ever, is brought to life by Tatiana Maslany. More gamma radiation superheroes, comedy that breaks the fourth wall, and the countless Easter eggs this show offers have audiences clamoring for more.
Super-powered beings’ legal disputes are highlighted by She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. That opens up many fascinating and entertaining opportunities for the MCU to grow. After one episode, those opportunities are not lost. The Easter eggs found in the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law season premiere are listed below.
The Sex Life of Captain America
Jen comes up with the theory that Steve Rogers would have never had the opportunity to lose his virginity because he was thrust into action in Captain America right away after being transformed. Jen sadistically assumes that Rogers’ notoriously unhealthy work ethic and hectic schedule may not have changed before his time was up.
Jen’s main grievance is that it was never put to use by someone with a physique so reminiscent of Chris Evan’s. She specifically mentions that “America’s Ass” deserved better, a dig at Steve Rogers’ rear end from Avengers: Endgame.
Bruce Banner reassures Jen, who is still having trouble with this concept, that Steve was able to lose his virginity to a woman he met on a USO Tour in 1943. Unquestionably, this takes place during the USO montage from Captain America: The First Avenger. This might be a hint that Laura Haddock, the actress that appeared in a glamour shot during that montage, though there is no surefire way to confirm it. Haddock later portrayed Peter Quill’s mother, Meredith.
Shang-Chi Post Credits Scene
For the first time since his cameo appearance in the post-credit scene of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Mark Ruffalo reprises his role as Bruce Banner. Bruce, who spent the entirety of Avengers: Endgame as “Smart Hulk,” is seen in that scene once more in human form.
After the snap that brought everyone back, he continued to be in the sling that supported his arm, though. In She-Hulk Episode 1, the same sling and a gadget on his wrist, which was later revealed to be a regulator to stop any spontaneous hulking.
Natasha and Bruce’s Relationship
Fans are treated to Bruce Banner being able to consider his superhero career with the introduction of a new Hulk in the MCU. Banner considers the numerous ways he was prodded into his monstrous green state and the few ways he was able to be brought back as he explains to his cousin the ins and outs of being a Hulk.
The well-known lullaby from Avengers: Age of Ultron was the most well-liked. “The sun is getting real low,” Natasha told Hulk to help him relax and restore peace In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor tried this strategy once more but was unsuccessful.
Bruce adds, “Usually I fall out of a jet or I get knocked out by a robot and wake up as Banner,” to the list of other ways he has previously awoken from his Hulk state. It’s possible that the mention of a robot is a playful allusion to Ultron, but it’s more likely a wink and a nod to getting knocked out by the Hulkbuster.
Hulk’s Fighting Years on Sakaar
Bruce also mentioned his experience being imprisoned as the Hulk for two continuous years while a fighting champion on Sakaar in relation to Ragnarok. As a new Hulk, this is the strongest caution he can issue to his new cousin. Bruce started his quest to unite the brain and the Braun when he realized that the Hulk was just as much in control as he was.
Hulk gained popularity among the populace of Sakaar and became a champion. It appears that Banner’s relationship with Sakaar may not have ended there. Bruce and Jen are stopped and flipped while driving by a Sakaaran spaceship resembling the one the Grandmaster uses for parties, orgies, and other things. Bruce interprets the fact that he ran into Sakaar as an attempt by them to communicate with the Hulk and something he should follow up on later.
Although it is unknown how much communication Hulk has had with Sakaar residents since Ragnarok, anything is possible given the five-year gap since The Blip. Who knows how far Bruce and the Avengers looked before coming up empty-handed?
Bringing The Brain and Brawn Together
According to Bruce, he spent 18 months in the gamma lab during The Blip. bringing together both brain and brawn. In the opening scene of She-Hulk, a remote private island contains that lab.
It is revealed that Tony Stark, a fellow science bro, helped build this lab and the tiki bar that goes with it. The fact that the blades used to test Jen’s control have the Stark Industries logo on them indicates that there is a lot of Stark Industries technology present on the island.
Bruce appears to struggle when discussing Tony, demonstrating that he, like everyone else watching, misses the legendary Robert Downey Jr. character.
Iron Legion Robot Mask
Bruce appears to have decorated space in the lab’s lodge area with mementos from his past. The most notable of these is a robot Iron Legion mask that appears in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Bruce Banner was depicted in Age of Ultron as a very active and valuable member of the Avengers, assisting Tony in determining the most effective scientific strategy to carry out the mission, before being launched into space. Bruce probably assisted Tony in assembling the Iron Legion and all of the other safety measures seen in Avengers 2.
Another helmet can be found in Hulk’s cabana, but this one belongs to Banner. Next to the Hulk’s wardrobe is a gladiator helmet from Thor: Ragnarok, a memento of his time spent fighting on Sakaar.
Hulk’s Thunder Clap
Audiences are treated to a fantastic Hulk montage after Jen accepts her fate and permits Bruce to instruct her in The Hulk’s ways. Bruce teaches Jen the ropes, and it soon becomes clear that Jen is intelligent and wise beyond her years.
Then Bruce makes a move that hasn’t been seen since The Incredible Hulk in 2008. Jen got into a fight and used the Thunder Clap that had killed Abomination to slow her down. Jen responds with a variation of this move that multiplies the impact of many small blasts into the force of one large clap.