While She-Hulk: Attorney at Law focuses on Jennifer Walters’s She-Hulk character and her career as a budding superhero-lawyer, Bruce Banner is still a side-story in this series as we did see him a bit in episode 2 after he had a lot of scenes in the pilot episode. But while we saw him in episode 2, we saw him aboard a spaceship while conversing with Jennifer. So, where was Bruce Banner going in episode 2 of She-Hulk?
Bruce Banner was probably heading to Sakaar onboard the Sakaarian spaceship that caused the accident that turned Jen Walters into She-Hulk in episode 2. It is possible that he is headed to Sakaar to figure out why the ship was sent to Earth, as it might open the possibility of Skaar appearing in She-Hulk.
We all know that She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is supposed to be a legal comedy that features Jen Walters’s career as a lawyer and the many different misadventures related to her career and alter-ego as She-Hulk. Nevertheless, this could open up a unique story involving the Hulk himself, especially with the way he left things back in Sakaar. Now, let’s look at where Bruce Banner was going in episode 2 of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Where Was Bruce Banner Going In Episode 2 Of She-Hulk?
The release of episode 2 of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law allowed us to see Jen Walters’s career turning a different page. Due to her transformation into the She-Hulk to defeat Titania in the courtroom where she was about to give her closing statements, she became a household name in the country and, of course, in the legal profession. But what she didn’t know was that it was her She-Hulk transformation that ultimately changed her career path.
Once working for the District Attorney’s Office, she was fired from her job because the District Attorney thought that her status as She-Hulk was a liability. In that regard, she was left looking for a job throughout a good portion of the early part of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law episode 2. However, she was approached by Holden Holliway to become a part of GLK & H, one of the biggest law firms in the country.
Holliway offered Jen a job, only to find out later that she was given a job to become the face of GLK & H’s Superhuman law division. And the catch was that she had to go to work and to court as She-Hulk.
There was another catch, however, as Holliway assigned Jen her first case, which was in relation to Emil Blonsky’s parole. We know for a fact that Blonsky is Abomination and was thrown in prison after he was defeated by the Hulk back in the 2008 Hulk movie. Jen’s entire storyline with Abomination is a different story altogether, but she wasn’t willing to take on the job unless she asked Bruce Banner first because they did try to kill each other several years in the past.
Jen called Bruce, who was willing enough to talk to her about the entire Blonsky situation. As Jen told Bruce that she was going to take the case, her cousin told her that he was supportive of her because he and Blonsky had already ironed things out in the past when he got a heartfelt haiku from the former villain several years ago.
After that, Jen asked Bruce if he was going to be in LA anytime soon, and that was when the Hulk told her that he probably wasn’t going to be around anywhere anytime soon as the camera pans out to reveal that he was in a spaceship. So, where was Bruce Banner headed in episode 2 of She-Hulk?
It is likely that Bruce was on his way to Sakaar during the events of episode 2 of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. That’s because, if you can recall, he said that the spaceship that caused the accident that turned Jen into She-Hulk in episode 1 was Sakaarian. And Bruce and Sakaar have a long history with each other.
Back in the events of Thor: Ragnarök, Thor, and Loki found their way to Sakaar after a mishap with the Bifrost. However, Thor also found out that the champion of the arena of Sakaar was none other than the Hulk, who had been there ever since the final events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Nevertheless, Thor found a way to revert Hulk back into his human form as he and Bruce Banner escaped Sakaar to get to Asgard. Of course, Bruce found his way back to Earth during the opening scene of Avengers: Infinity War.
In that regard, the Hulk has a long relationship with Sakaar because he was the champion of the planet’s arena and was actually pampered during his stay there. And that could be the reason why the Sakaarians sent a ship over to Earth during episode 1 of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Why Was Bruce Banner Probably Headed To Sakaar?
Now that we have mentioned the possibility of Bruce Banner heading to Sakaar on the Sakaarian spaceship sent to Earth in episode 1, why would he even return to Sakaar?
It is possible that Bruce merely boarded the spaceship and went to Sakaar because he wanted to find out why the ship was even sent out in the first place. Or there are other possibilities in relation to this, especially when it comes to the possible angle that Marvel Studios could take with the Hulk, especially with the rumors of the ending of the distribution rights of Universal over the Hulk looming in the background.
One of the things that fans are hoping for is the World War Hulk storyline, which was one of the most popular comic book storylines in the history of the character. In this story, the Hulk crash-landed on Sakaar, where he became the ruler of the planet and even took a wife. However, because his wife and subjects were killed by the ship that he landed on, he went back to Earth to seek revenge on the Illuminati, who he blamed for the tragedy.
As such, the Hulk wreaked havoc on the planet during the World War Hulk storyline. He even transformed Madison Square Garden into an arena for fighting until his rampage ended. And this could be an angle that Marvel Studios could take, even though we don’t think that it is that quite probable.
We don’t think that World War Hulk is going to see the light of day anytime soon because Bruce now has complete control over his Hulk transformation after merging his human side with the Hulk side, although this could still be possible if the two characters were to somehow split from one another or if the Hulk were to find a way to take control over the body once more. Nevertheless, the lighthearted character that Bruce Banner brings to the table doesn’t make it seem like he would start a rampage.
This is why we believe that the reason he could be returning to Sakaar is his son. In the comics, he had a son with his wife in Sakaar. But he never met his son named Skaar because the Hulk returned to Earth before he could even raise the boy. Skaar ended up ruling Sakaar but got overthrown and sent to Earth in exile because of his actions on the planet.
It is quite possible that, during the time when the MCU Hulk was in Sakaar, he had a son with a woman there. As such, he might be returning to Sakaar to fulfill his obligations as a father to a son that could perhaps be Skaar.
This fits in well with the legal comedy theme of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and the overall lighthearted approach that the MCU took with the character of the Hulk. We believe that Hulk is on his way to Sakaar so that he can be forced to fulfill his obligations to his child. But the thing is that the laws of Sakaar don’t have jurisdiction over him because of the fact that he is not from there.
As such, it could open up the biggest case in Jen Walters’s career as the head of GLK & H’s Superhuman law division because she now has to represent her cousin in court. And this could open up a big opportunity for the MCU to try to make the Earth more open to forming relations with other planets, especially if Jen were to represent Bruce in court against an entirely different planet with a different set of laws.