Mark Ruffalo's Hulk Returns In New Footage From Disney+'s She-Hulk

By Savannah Sanders Updated:
She-Hulk Hulk, Disney+, Mark Ruffalo

Marvel Studios' inaugural year on Disney+ was packed, including four series and a fifth on the way with Hawkeye. Still, the studio shows no signs of slowing down come 2022 due to new shows like Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, What If...? Season 2, and She-Hulk.

Directed by Kat Coiro, She-Hulk stars Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, a lawyer and cousin to Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner who receives his abilities following a blood transfusion. 

She-Hulk will also feature Tim Roth's Abomination who had a brief cameo in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, but he wasn't the only one. Ruffalo also cameoed in one of the film's post-credits scenes where he was curiously back to his normal, human form as opposed to that of Smart Hulk from 2019's Avengers: Endgame

For fans still scratching their heads over how and why, it looks like She-Hulk may have the answers.

First Look at Bruce Banner & Hulk for Disney+

As part of Marvel's Disney+ Day announcements, fans got a glimpse of Mark Ruffalo as both Bruce Banner and Smart Hulk in the newly released footage from the upcoming Disney+ series, She-Hulk.

The first image from Marvel's presentation shows Ruffalo still as Smart Hulk as he's working on some sort of test or experiment and explaining what triggers "these transformations:"

Hulk SheHulk

A better look at Smart Hulk can be seen below:

SheHulk Hulk

The next image, however, shows Ruffalo as Bruce Banner along with Tatiana Maslany's Jennifer Walters. The two appear to be dressed in Bill Bixby-inspired attire, with Maslany staring directly at the camera:

SheHulk Hulk

It's worth noting that she says, "Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry," which echoes one of Bixby's iconic lines from The Incredible Hulk television series.

Hulk's New Problem in She-Hulk

Since this upcoming legal comedy focuses on Maslany's Walters as she balances her career with her newfound strength and anger issues, more of Hulk's story is sure to be revealed as well.

Now that Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye has a series and Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff received her own solo film, Mark Ruffalo is the only one of the OG Avengers stars without a project dedicated to his version of the Hulk. Thankfully, She-Hulk appears to be remedying some of that, especially in light of reports that Hulk's son will also be part of the series. 

Now, in regard to Hulk's varying appearances, his line about what triggers transformations appears to be key. Perhaps, at this point, his issues from the Infinity Saga are reversed in that he can't stop transforming into Banner when he prefers to stay as Smart Hulk?

Fans should expect to learn more about She-Hulk - and its exact 2022 release date - in the near future. 

- About The Author: Savannah Sanders
Savannah Sanders joined The Direct as a writer in 2020. In addition to writing for The Direct's Star Wars, Marvel, and DC teams, Savannah specializes in the relationship between Disney's blockbuster franchises and the Disney Parks.