She-Hulk: Attorney At Law - 11 Easter Eggs And References To The MCU And Beyond
The first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law has arrived, introducing the world to Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) and her new powers. The first episode was mostly flashbacks to how she ended up in this state, but there was still plenty to take in.
Warning: The following contains spoilers for the first episode of She-Hulk on Disney+.
In the episode, we learn how She-Hulk got her powers, and her training with Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) to learn to control them. Of course, you've seen the episode and already know she has a surprising amount of control over her powers--more control than Bruce, who's been hulk for over a decade. We also get plenty of nods to the larger MCU and even some little bits of Avengers history.
Take a look at the best Easter eggs and references we found below, from remixed origin stories to an appearance by an Iron Legion helmet that will hopefully be addressed at some point. When you're done, you might also want to find out how on earth Daredevil (Charlie Cox) is going to fit into such a silly world. Thankfully, She-Hulk's creative team let us all in on the secret.
1. GLK & H
In the first episode, Jen is trying a case where the opposing counsel is from GLK & H, otherwise known as the law offices of Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway. This is pulled directly from the She-Hulk comics. In the comics--and one of the plots of the show--is that the firm will begin specializing in cases involving superpowered beings--which leads to them reaching out to a Hulked out Jen.
2. Goodbye fourth wall
It takes almost no time for Jen to begin speaking directly to the camera. While this sort of meta storytelling may not seem entirely normal within the confines of the MCU, this is also pulled directly from the comics. She-Hulk got very meta in the run of Sensational She-Hulk comics written and drawn by John Byrne, which debuted in 1989.
3. Cousin Bruce
Yes, Bruce Banner is Jen's cousin and the two seem close. This is also an interesting look at the character post-Avengers: Endgame. He's back in human form and his arm is slowly healing. What's more, he's created a device to help him stay in human form.
4. Jen's Steve Rogers theory
Her cousin is literally an Avengers and the most pressing thing Jen has to know is whether or not Captain America was a virgin--and she's got a rather well-thought-out theory on why he most likely is. Of course, as she learns from Bruce in a post-credits scene, that's definitely not true.
5. That ship
This particular spacecraft is Sakaarian in origin. Surely you remember Sakaar, the planet Hulk was fighting on in Thor: Ragnarok. Though it has a different color scheme, it looks similar to the Grandmaster's (Jeff Goldblum) ship from that film. Clearly, someone from Sakaar has unfinished business with the Hulk.
6. A remixed origin
In the comics, She-Hulk's powers come about after Bruce gives her a makeshift blood transfusion after she's injured in a failed mob hit. The show goes in a different direction. Bruce and Jen are in a car accident and a bit of his blood gets into an open cut on her arm, and the She-Hulk is born.
7. A busted Iron Man helmet
We would love to know the story behind this particular helmet. It looks like something of Iron Man's, though the color makes us think it might be the head of one of his Iron Legion. Whatever the case, it suffered some pretty serious battle damage.
8. Smart Hulk
Banner has embraced the "Smart Hulk" nickname for his in-between form, though is quick to note he didn't come up with it. "You never have a choice with these names," he explains.
9. The lab
In his underground lab in Mexico, Banner explains it was where he spent the blip and worked to create Smart Hulk. It was built for him by Tony Stark.
Hulk pulled out his trusty thunderclap maneuver in the episode--the first time we've seen him do that since his standalone movie, which saw Edward Norton in the role.
Meet Titania, the villain of the show. She's a super-powered influencer and in the comics has an obsession with She-Hulk because, well, she's more powerful. Based on their fight in the first episode, that'll likely become the case here, as well.