The influencer Titania (Jameela Jamil) should not be the only opponent of Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) in She-Hulk — at least, that’s what the third episode of the series, entitled “The People against Emil Blonsky” indicates. Returning home after work, the lawyer is surprised by four men armed with Asgardian artifacts, interested in stealing a sample of her blood. The group’s plan, a version of the Wrecking Crew from the comics, backfires, as her skin becomes impenetrable when she transforms, and they end up crestfallen, knowing they’ll have to deal with the boss’s frustration.
There is no clue as to who this mysterious figure is, but it seems unlikely that it is Titania. Considering her entrance into the courtroom in the premiere episode, she is far too impulsive to premeditate such an attack. Not to mention the villain likes being the center of attention too much not to go after Jen on her own. So the chances are high that we have a secondary antagonist this season.
The stakes on your identity vary. There are those who believe, for example, that it could be Samuel Sterns, a villain better known as The Leader who has even appeared in the MCU before with the participation of the actor Tim Blake Nelson in The incredible Hulk. In the comics, he is also exposed to gamma radiation and acquires, in addition to his greenish skin, an incomparable intelligence – an interesting contrast to Bruce Banner, and perhaps that’s why it makes so much sense that they are arch enemies. The theory seems to have some support for the simple fact that Samuel Sterns is a character in the Hulk family’s playpen. However, he has nothing to do with the Wrecking Crew and, more importantly, his last mention in the MCU — in this case, in the canon comic book. The Avengers Prelude: Fury’s Big Week —, established that he was in the custody of SHIELD, as the object of study of the Mr. Blue. I mean, it’s definitely too early to nail anything.
Either way, it’s established that someone other than the Hulk knows that Jen has a unique ability to assimilate gamma radiation — remember? In the first episode, Bruce is upset by the realization that she was “better” than him. And whoever it is, he’s certainly not giving up anytime soon. But to get what he wants, he’ll have to catch Jen off guard. Or secure a way to stop her from transforming.
She-Hulk is shown on Thursdays at Disney+. Before the next episode, check out our interview with actress Tatiana Maslany:
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