She-Hulk Explains Those Abomination & Bruce Banner Appearances in Shang-Chi

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law features the full-fledged return of Emil Blonsky a.k.a. Abomination (Tim Roth) as a potential new client for Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany), 14 years since his introduction in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. However, before that, only Abomination made a quick appearance in 2019’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings fighting Wong (Benedict Wong) in a super-powered cage match. It seemed like a surprising cameo, but it was all done in service for She-Hulk, according to series head writer Jessica Gao. Another element dropped in the mid-credits that was answered two years later: how Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) was a human after the events of Avengers: Endgame, when he was living as “Smart Hulk” (he didn’t come up with that). Gao and director Kat Coiro offer insight into the creative process that many Marvel directors and writers deal with in regards to working on their projects while also considering the larger picture: from pitching ideas, to working with Kevin Feige, and coordinating plot points across different MCU movies and streaming TV series. Ruffalo also shares his experience as an actor in the MCU making appearances across various shows and films, calling it a “leap of faith” to sometimes deal with a new aspect of his character that hasn’t been fully revealed yet.


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