She-Hulk Producer Reveals the Real Reason Hulk Left Earth

Despite She-Hulk: Attorney at Law being about Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters, many fans have been talking non-stop about the big Sakaaran spaceship that has appeared in the first two episodes. It’s not hard to understand why—its implications are pretty wide-reaching, especially given its brief few moments in the second episode.

As Jen calls her cousin to let him know she’ll be representing Abomination, little does she know he’s sitting on that very spaceship. As the phone call ends, Bruce is already on his way to Sakaar, the planet seen during Thor: Ragnarok, as confirmed to The Direct by She-Hulk’s producer, Jessica Gao, herself.

Mark Ruffalo admitted that the scene “certainly does suggest” there are some big things ahead for Bruce Banner—potentially even huge events such as Planet Hulk or World War Hulk, which would have massive ramifications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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But why else might the show have banished big green from the planet?

Why Hulk Left Earth in She-Hulk

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, head writer and producer Jessica Gao explained why they decided to have Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner fly off into space—besides what future storytelling implications it may have.

The producer admitted that they were just “looking for a convenient way to make sure that everyone knew this is Jen’s show.”

It would be a big missed opportunity if the series never paired Mark Ruffalo with Roth on screen—it’s an interaction that is a good fourteen years late. But will Banner’s Sakaaran problems come back to Earth with him and entangle themselves with Jen as well? Fans will have to wait and find out, though answers like that might not happen until the finale.

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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law releases new episodes every Thursday, exclusively on Disney+.

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