Mark Ruffalo has recently revealed that Bruce Banner will hand her role over Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters in the forthcoming She-Hulk series. While Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight is presently slated to premiere on Disney+ on March 30, She-Hulk is another eagerly awaited series set to debut later this year. In addition to starring Tatiana Maslany, who is best known for her Emmy-winning portrayal of several roles in Orphan Black, the cast of She-Hulk also features Mark Ruffalo, Ginger Gonzaga, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Tim Roth, and Jameela Jamil.
Mark Ruffalo was recast as the character for successive Avengers films after the success of 2008’s Incredible Hulk, which featured Edward Norton in the title role. While it’s been fairly certain that Mark Ruffalo will take on a role in She-Hulk, the exact extent of his involvement is still kept under wraps. Now, the actor is hinting at what followers may look forward to in the film.
In attendance at the red carpet launch of Netflix’s The Adam Project, Mark Ruffalo revealed a little bit about her upcoming role as She-Hulk and unveiled some intriguing information in the process. In the first place, Mark Ruffalo has confirmed that Bruce Banner would be passed on to She-Hulk in the next Marvel series. The actor also hinted at “long, long scenes” between him and his co-star. Here’s what he had to say:
Tatiana Maslany is freaking legendary as the She-Hulk. I’m passing the banner onto her. Yeah, there’s some really good, funny, cool, long, long scenes between the Professor and her. We’ve never really seen the Hulk interact with people the way he does in that show. It will be really interesting.
Multiple Avengers have already passed on the torch onto younger descendants during Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) just hand over the torch to Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in Hawkeye. According to Mark Ruffalo‘s remarks, She-Hulk will delve deeper into a similar relationship between Bruce and Jennifer. As a result, it stands to reason that the two characters will spend a lot of screen time together. This will also be Mark Ruffalo‘s first opportunity to play the Hulk in a pseudo-solo role, something he has been turned down thus far.
As a result of Mark Ruffalo‘s disclosure, it is assumed that this handing on the torch will take center stage throughout She-Hulk plot, however, it is yet unknown which aspect of Mark Ruffalo‘s character will be explored further. In the post-credits sequence for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Bruce was in his ordinary human form, while the first She-Hulk film also featured him in his Smart Hulk form from Avengers: Endgame. Because Mark Ruffalo expressly mentioned his role as “Professor” throughout the interview, it seems like Professor Hulk and She-Hulk will be spending a significant amount of time together on screen in the film.