Who is She-Hulk?
She-Hulk is a Marvel character introduced in February 1980. Sheâ€™s also the star of an upcoming Disney+ series.
In Marvel lore, She-Hulk is lawyer Jennifer Walters, the shy cousin of Bruce Banner (the original Hulk). After an accident, Walters receives a blood transfusion from Banner, which gives her his powers, albeit in a milder form. Marvelâ€™s official character description notes that â€œwhile she gained massive strength, she never lost her passion for justice.â€
In addition to incredible strength, She-Hulk has superhuman agility, and sheâ€™s capable of retaining her intelligence and much of her personality while in Hulk form. She prefers to remain in her Hulk body, where sheâ€™s more self-confident and assertive.
In 2007, She-Hulk comic writer Peter David compared the character to D.C. Comics' Wonder Woman.
"She-Hulk has the potential to be our Wonder Woman," he said. "A powerful female with a strong moral center and a determination to do what's right. She's also a unique combination of brains and brawn. The ideal She-Hulk story is one that plays on both aspects of her make-up, the intelligence combined with her strength."
She-Hulk comics are typically fairly humorous compared to the rest of the Marvel catalog. Time will tell whether the Disney+ series takes the same approach.
"Bruce Banner is no longer the only Hulk in the [Marvel Cinematic Universe]," Marvel head Kevin Feige said when announcing the new series. "Jennifer Walters is a Hulk, sheâ€™s a lawyer, and sheâ€™s going to star in a show unlike anything weâ€™ve done before."
The series was announced along with two other live-action series, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight, as part of Marvelâ€™s Phase 4 content schedule. As of September 2019, itâ€™s in the early stages of pre-production, so it hasnâ€™t started filming yet.
Disney has not set a release date for the series, but it probably wonâ€™t hit the Disney+ streaming service any earlier than late 2020.