Marvel’s latest Disney Plus series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, isn’t looking back on Avengers: Endgame‘s Blip and head writer Jessica Gao recently explained the reason why.
The Blip refers to the period of time between Thanos obliterating of half of all life in Avengers: Infinity War and Hulk restoring those erased people five years later in Avengers: Endgame. The sudden vanishing and later reappearance of half the universe’s population predictably caused some major chaos.
However, unlike WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Hawkeye before it, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has opted not to address the fallout of the Blip.
The MCU Moves On In She-Hulk
While discussing her work on She-Hulk: Attorney at Law with Lifehacker, Jessica Gao revealed the writers on the series chose not to address the Blip as previous MCU shows and films had already done so and they wanted to show the Marvel Universe moving on from that event.
WandaVision introduced Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau as someone whose life and career were profoundly impacted by her having vanished in the Blip, while Hawekye saw Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton still contending with the fallout of the darker path he took while living through the Blip. Now though, the MCU is moving forward.
Jessica Gao said of She-Hulk‘s approach to Avengers: Endgame‘s Blip:
“So many shows and movies in the MCU have already kind of covered that and, you know, it’s been talked about a lot that it just felt like, ok so many people have already covered that territory that we’ve accepted it. We live in a world where that’s already happened and people have already moved on.”
As Marvel embarks on building out the Multiverse Saga, which will shape the events of every upcoming MCU project until Avengers: Secret Wars in 2025, it makes sense that the studio won’t want too many of their projects to get caught up endlessly revisiting events that happened in the last Avengers movies.
It looks like She-Hulk: Attorney at Law marks the MCU moving on from the trauma and chaos caused by Thanos, as new threats start to rear their heads and new heroes emerge to combat them.
Here is the synopsis for She-Hulk: Attorney At Law:
“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk.”
Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law stars Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Benedict Wong, Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass, and Renée Elise Goldsberry.
New episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law premiere every Thursday on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the series and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.