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She-Hulk Artist Confirms Skaar’s Infamous Design Was an Attempt at Replicating Hulk’s Epic Gladiator Design From Thor: Ragnarok

She-Hulk artist tried to recreate the Gladiator Hulk look with Skaar in season finale.

Skaar, the Incredible Hulk’s son, was revealed in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law to a lukewarm reception. This was due to several factors. First, the disclosure in the season finale came out of nowhere, with the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) zooming off in a spacecraft in the second episode only to drop in with his kids for a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo.

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Hulk with Skaar in She-Hulk Episode 9

The second was that Skaar’s design suggested to many comic book fans that a significant portion of his comic book debut would be missing, with the character being relatively shy and clearly not eager to slay his father. On the other hand, a fresh piece of concept art created for the program may have fixed at least one of these concerns.

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Skaar’s design in She-Hulk was an attempt to replicate Hulk’s gladiator look

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law ended with Walters interrupting the conclusion, going to the Disney+ menu, and returning to the “real world” to handle her concerns. There, she confronts the program’s creators to modify the show, and later persuades Marvel Studios’ all-powerful AI system, K.E.V.I.N., to rewrite the conclusion of the last episode. 

In a happy epilogue, Walters is cleared of all accusations and rehired by her legal company, and her parents organize a family celebration with Murdock as the honorary member. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) interrupts the dinner to tell that he has returned from the faraway planet of Sakaar with his son, Skaar.

Skaar concept design 1
Skaar concept design 1

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As has been customary with every Marvel production, there are certain fans who demand the comic books to be faithfully adapted for the screen, and in the case of Skaar, they almost got what they wanted. She-Hulk artists have stated that the infamous Skaar’s design in the finale of She-Hulk was an attempt to replicate the design of the Gladiator Hulk from Thor: Ragnarok.

Skaar’s future in the MCU

Skaar was first established in Marvel Comics in 2007 during the blockbuster Planet Hulk story arc. After being forced to fight as a gladiator for the oppressive Red King, Hulk organized a rebellion against the king and triumphed, marrying Caiera and giving birth to Skaar. Although the child’s involvement in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was not entirely anticipated, it does hint at a possible second MCU Hulk film.

The gladiatorial and insurgent elements of the Planet Hulk comic book plot were previously explored for the film Thor: Ragnarok, in which the Red King was replaced by the Grand Master (Jeff Goldblum). Hulk and Skaar’s tale might be expanded through an adaptation of the World War Hulk storyline, which Ruffalo has hinted about.

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Hulk vs Thor in Thor: Ragnarok

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Skaar’s purpose and future appearance in the MCU are unknown, just like his father’s. Due to copyright concerns, the Hulk has usually appeared in other characters’ ventures or as part of the Avengers ensemble. However, multiple rumors in the last year have hinted that this is about to change, and Marvel Studios will soon recover the license to develop a standalone Hulk film.

Many fans had anticipated that this will lead to a World War Hulk narrative, and given Marvel’s present position, it would appear to be a huge mistake not to adapt what many believe to be one of the finest arcs in the company’s lengthy history.

Source: TheDirect

 

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