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Here's What's Really Behind She-Hulk's Car Crash Scene In Episode 1

Episode 1 of "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" dropped on Disney+ this week, and many viewers were left asking themselves the same glaring question: What was with that random spaceship and car crash scene at the very beginning? Well, according to fan speculation, there appears to be a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to the episode-opening incident. 

For those who haven't seen it, the scene ultimately leads to Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) becoming the She-Hulk character after some of Bruce Banner's (Mark Ruffalo) gamma-tainted blood gets into a cut that Walters suffered during the crash. Banner's Hulk Inhibitor Device was destroyed during the accident and unable to keep him from turning back into the big green guy. 

Banner and Walters were both inside of a car that Walters was driving when the spaceship — which is later identified as a Sakaaran Class-Eight courier craft — came zooming down in front of them and caused Walters to swerve off the road. "Did not expect to see a space ship suddenly appear ... and for them to be in such a major car crash," wrote a YouTuber on the Marvel Entertainment page, where the scene was also featured. Many fans have been speculating on what overall purpose the sequence serves and how it will play out in the MCU's grand scheme of things, especially in the lives and futures of the Hulk and She-Hulk characters. And with some extensive digging, we may be able to find the answer.

There's some bad blood between Hulk and Sakaar

It's a beef that can be traced back to the Hulk's appearance in "Thor: Ragnarok," which saw the Incredible one trapped on the planet of Sakaar and fighting as a galactic gladiator for the infamous Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). He's eventually able to escape with some help from Thor (Chris Hemsworth), which upsets the Grandmaster. As pointed out by fans, it's very possible that the Sakaaran ship seen at the start of "She-Hulk: Attorney a Law" is either the Grandmaster, himself, or someone associated with him — like a devoted bounty hunter of some kind.

"Imagine if that's really the GrandMaster's ship and all of this leads to the debut of World War Hulk in the MCU," said one YouTube user.

According to Ragnarok production designer Dan Hennah, Hulk was only on Sakaar by way of sheer space luck. Remember that Quinjet that he commandeered in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and flew off in? "Well, he hit one of these wormholes," said Hennah in a 2017 interview with CinemaBlend. "And he ended up here and he became The Grandmaster's special toy, you know. He's the lead punch-up guy." Naturally, with the loss of Hulk after "Ragnarok," it would make sense for Grandmaster to exact revenge on him. But fans also have another major theory about why the Sakaar spaceship made itself known at the start of "She-Hulk." 

Could it be Hulk's son Skaar on the Sakaaran ship?

As pointed out by "She-Hulk" fans on social media, the only other big possibility for who's steering the Sakaaran ship in Episode 1 of "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" is Hulk's comic-famous son, Skaar — which would be an even better setup for a "World War Hulk" storyline in the MCU

"Please for the love of god @MarvelStudios, give us a World War Hulk movie! Or series! I want Skaar!" exclaimed Twitter user @Toni_1_Kenobi. "It's gotta be Skaar flying that ship," added @captaincupkicks. "It's the same model as the one from Sakaar and maybe it's revealed Hulk did have a son while there and this is how we get World War Hulk."

As pointed out by Inverse, Marvel leakers have been claiming for months that multiple Hulk-like characters would be showing up and introduced in "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law." If Skaar were to appear, it could possibly set up the "World War Hulk" storyline perfectly, seeing how Hulk's offspring was conceived on Planet Sakaar and plays an important role in this particular storyline. So keep those fingers crossed, Marvel fans.