She-Hulk: Lawyer lands on Disney+ on Thursday, August 18, and will introduce the world to an all-new Marvel superhero: Jennifer Walters.
Jennifer (played by Tatiana Maslany) is cousins with Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and she suddenly comes to have Hulk-like powers, similar to Banner’s, when her blood accidentally mixes with his after a car accident.
With the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) growing bigger by the day, viewers might have a hard time keeping up with all the narrative threads and how they fit together. So here’s 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: Lawyer takes place during the events of the film Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, with some scenes taking place several months earlier to mirror Jennifer’s training with Bruce when she first comes into his powers.
Whereas She-Hulk is the latest of Marvel’s Disney+ shows coming to the streaming platform, it’s actually set earlier than most of them, namely: Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and Loki. It also takes place before the movies Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Coming Home.
The most recent Spider Man The film takes place in November 2024 and Hawkeye takes place around Christmas the same year. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings also takes place in 2024, a few months earlier.
She-Hulk: Lawyer is set around the same time as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as the events of the film have a direct impact on the Disney+ show.
For example, Tim Roth and Benedict Wong reprise their roles as Emil Blonsky, aka Abomination, and Wong, respectively.
The characters of Wong and Roth play an important role in the series, and the last time they were 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-credits scene of Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, where he tells Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) and Katy Chen (Awkwafina) alongside Wong and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) about a mysterious beacon they’ve detected.
Bruce is seen as himself with a broken arm during scenes, and in She-Hulk first episode, he and Jennifer’s car accident leads to him injuring his arm, though he later fixes it and appears as “Smart Hulk” soon after, so the accident that led to his broken arm in Shang Chi can be different.
In an interview with TVLine, She-Hulk: Lawyer 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 period of time.”
She-Hulk: Lawyer is available now and episodes will be released every Thursday on Disney+.