Thor: Love and Thunder has been in theaters for a bit of over per week now, and it has left an incredibly specific impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie was chock-full of sudden moments and items of Marvel Comics canon — up till the very remaining moments, which teased the onscreen futures of some fairly vital characters. Clearly, spoilers for Thor: Love and Thunder beneath! Solely look if you wish to know! The film’s mid-credits scene revealed that Zeus (Russell Crowe) really survived being stabbed within the chest by his magical lightning bolt earlier within the movie. As Zeus’ wounds are tended to, he monologues about how the people have forgotten and brought benefit of the Gods, and the way they should remind them, seemingly with their very own champion. We then see a person stand from a kneeling pose, who Zeus addresses as his son — it’s Hercules, performed by Ted Lasso star Brett Goldstein.
Given the years fans have spent waiting to see Hercules’ MCU debut, and the rising reputation of Goldstein, the post-credits scene left fans excited to see exactly what the future holds for the character. Positive, Hercules’ subsequent look within the MCU may hypothetical inform a number of totally different tales, whether tied to his friendly rivalry with Thor, or his efforts as his personal hero. However there’s precedent for Hercules crossing paths with one other new hero who’s quickly set to enter the MCU — Jennifer Walters / She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany).
The 2 characters have been tied to one another from Jen’s very first comedian run, with The Sensational She-Hulk containing a operating gag of her fantasizing concerning the Greek demigod. They ultimately met by Problem #25, and he or she was in the end not impressed by his chauvinistic perspective, however nonetheless was cordial with him. They then crossed paths fairly constantly through the years, with Jen representing him in courtroom at one level, and the 2 of them even sleeping collectively in She-Hulk #30.
Even when She-Hulk and Hercules’ dynamic won’t flip bodily within the MCU — which might depend upon how Hercules’ canon bisexuality is portrayed onscreen, with years worth of rumors suggesting the character might have been portrayed as gay if he’d debuted in last year’s Eternals movie — the pair nonetheless have a comic book dynamic that’s wildly entertaining, and will definitely carry over onscreen. Whereas it could be too quickly for Hercules to look within the first season of the upcoming She-Hulk: Legal professional at Regulation Disney+ sequence, there’s nonetheless the potential for them to cross paths sooner or later, and develop some kind of skilled or platonic bond. Plus, with Maslany and Goldstein already being Emmy-winning actors, it is protected to imagine that their onscreen rapport would make followers hyped.
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