She-Hulk: Mark Ruffalo has met with Marvel about appearing on the show

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019
Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019 /

Mark Ruffalo has had early conversations with Marvel Studios about reprising his role as Bruce Banner in She-Hulk.

Jennifer Walters is set to make her live-action debut in Disney Plus’ She-Hulk, where she’ll become the powerful, green superheroine comic books fans have come to love. As most fans know, Walters is the cousin of Bruce Banner, who plays a key role in her superpowered transformation, leading to speculation that Mark Ruffalo could appear. Ruffalo has been coy on the possibility but, now, it seems he may indeed be returning.

Ruffalo attended the C2E2 Expo this weekend, where he headlined a panel and discussed his work with Marvel. During the conversation, he confirmed (via Laughing that he has had conversations with Marvel Studios about appearing in She-Hulk. The actor did, however, stress that talks are only preliminary at this point:

Last fall, Ruffalo revealed that he was set to meet with Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige to discuss the Hulk’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With this, it’s possible that their chat included She-Hulk. The series is currently set to begin production in July, so any potential deal would need to be made soon.

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Having Ruffalo appear makes sense considering Bruce Banner’s role in She-Hulk’s origin. In the original Savage She-Hulk comic, Walters was shot and critically injured on the same day Banner came to tell her about the Hulk. Walters was in desperate need of a blood transfusion, and Banner, being the only immediately available donor with her blood type, offered to help. Bruce’s gamma-infused blood paired with her anger would give Walers a milder version of her cousin’s Hulk condition.

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Recent reports have pointed to She-Hulk giving Walters a comic-accurate origin story, so it would appear that bringing in Bruce Banner would be necessary. Of course, this all depends on how negotiations progress between Ruffalo and Marvel Studios. We’ll just have to wait and see how things pan out for the Green Goliath’s potential return.