One of the biggest questions audiences had coming out of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ring was, what’s up with Bruce Banner’s arm? The character was suddenly human again and sporting a fancy-looking sling. That same look debuted in the opening moments of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’s first episode, just before Jen has her fateful accident.
Shortly after the titular character wakes up in a beach house, audiences are shown that not only is Bruce back to being Smart Hulk, but his hand is completely healed. As simple as that seems, things got a little more confusing with Episode 2’s release.
The point of confusion comes with the reveal at the end of Episode 2 that shows a clip of Abomination’s underground fight with Wong hitting the internet––making Jennifer’s defense of Blonsky a much harder task. But, with Bruce back to Smart Hulk form with a fully healed arm, doesn’t that contradict the timeline? Especially in relation to his post-credits scene in Shang-Chi?
Now, some viewers are starting to get confused as to where these projects are in relation to each other on the MCU timeline. So what’s the deal?
She-Hulk Producer Offers Clarification
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, She-Hulk head writer and producer Jessica Gao tried to offer up some clarification for where the show takes places in relation to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, seeing as how Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner makes an appearance in that film’s post-credits scene.
According to Gao, “he was in human form in the Shang-Chi tag because of [She-Hulk],” and they needed him there so that he could be in a position to bleed after getting into his car accident.
But there’s still one big point of fandom contention that the show will have to deal with when it comes to continuity. What in the world is up with Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, and is it going to be the same exact Variant of the character as seen in his previous Netflix series?
She-Hulk airs new episodes on Disney+ every Thursday.