She-Hulk: Attorney at Law lands on Disney+ on Thursday, August 18 and it will introduce the world to a brand new Marvel superhero: Jennifer Walters.
Jennifer (played by Tatiana Maslany) is cousins with Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and she suddenly comes to have Hulk powers, similar to Banner’s, when his blood accidentally mixes with hers after a car crash.
With the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) getting bigger and bigger by the day, viewers might find it hard to keep track of all the narrative threads and how they fit together. So, here is everything you need to know about She-Hulk.
‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ Timeline: Where Does the Disney+ Show Fit in the MCU?
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is set during the events of the movie Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, with some scenes taking place several months earlier to reflect Jennifer’s time training with Bruce when she first comes into her powers.
While She-Hulk is the latest of Marvel’s Disney+ shows to come to the streaming platform, it is actually set earlier than most of them, namely: Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and Loki. It is also set before the films Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The most recent Spider-Man film takes place in November 2024, and Hawkeye is set around Christmas that same year. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is also set in 2024, just a few months earlier.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is set around the same time as Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings because events in the film have a direct impact on the Disney+ show.
For example, both Tim Roth and Benedict Wong reprise their roles as Emil Blonsky, aka Abomination, and Wong, respectively.
Wong and Roth’s characters play an important part in the series, and the last time they were both seen together was when they took part in an underground fight during Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. This is unlikely to be a coincidence.
Jennifer’s cousin Bruce also appears in the post-credit scene of Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, where he speaks to Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) and Katy Chen (Awkwafina) alongside Wong and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) about a mysterious beacon they detected.
Bruce is seen as his human self with a broken arm during the scenes, and in She-Hulk’s premiere episode he and Jennifer’s car crash does lead him to hurt his arm, though he later fixes it and appears as “Smart Hulk” shortly thereafter so the accident that leads to his broken arm in Shang-Chi may be different.
In an interview with TVLine, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law creator Jessica Gao explained that the show was set “not too far” after Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Gao said: “It’s not, like, years later. It’s a relatively short amount of time.”
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is out now, and episodes will be released every Thursday on Disney+.