Each Bruce and Jennifer are left injured and bleeding as soon as the automobile involves a cease after tumbling down a ravine, and sadly Bruce’s gamma-irradiated blood drips into the open wound on her arm – with the identical outcomes because the comedian. Jennifer transforms into She-Hulk, however a lot to Bruce’s shock after he shepherds Jennifer to his secret lab in Mexico, she is ready to handle her transformation and maintain her persona intact even when she goes inexperienced.
When Den of Geek requested She-Hulk head author Jessica Gao in regards to the change to Jennifer’s origin story, she advised us that the mandate got here from Marvel brass – however change it was left to the writers. “Up prime at Marvel, they particularly didn’t need to do the mob hit story as a result of it simply felt prefer it didn’t match and wasn’t that attention-grabbing to deliver into this,” she says. “That was the one directive I actually bought.”
Gao explains that she additionally felt that the concept of Bruce Banner intentionally giving a few of his blood to his cousin – even in a probably lethal state of affairs – finally didn’t make sense for the model of Banner that has been a part of the MCU for greater than a decade.
“I spent a variety of time serious about Bruce and whether or not or not the Bruce that we all know from the films would truly give his cousin a blood transfusion, even whether it is an emergency,” Gao says. “We watched him for thus a few years in so many motion pictures, this model of Bruce Banner, and he’s actually struggled with [turning into the Hulk]. He actually noticed it as a curse. He’s been tortured for thus many motion pictures. It took him over a decade to simply come to a spot the place he’s lastly okay with it.”
Certainly, the Banner of the MCU labored for years to discover a strategy to management his Hulk persona, just for it to take over fully in Thor: Ragnarok, then go into hiding in Avengers: Infinity Warfare when Banner wanted the large man most. It was solely in Avengers: Endgame that we realized of Bruce’s profitable endeavor to merge each side of himself – Bruce and Hulk – into the hybrid generally known as Sensible Hulk.
“He’s by no means ever seen it as a blessing,” continues Gao. “So I simply can’t think about that this man that we watched be plagued by this for over a decade can be keen and cavalier to simply curse his cousin with this. And to it’s not only a random particular person he’s saving. It’s his cousin, someone that he cares about and that he is aware of personally, and it simply didn’t really feel prefer it made sense for this character.”