‘She/Hulk’ Debuts MCU’s First Vampire
Marvel’s newest series has been one of the funniest rides of Phase Four thus far, and in line with its pattern for tremendous secondary performances, She/Hulk has debuted the MCU’s first vampire.
There is no denying that the newest MCU Disney+ project has been one of Marvel Studios’ most entertaining productions of this year, and has been one of the better projects to ever debut on the streaming platform.
The series follows the character of Jennifer Walter- a hero who has long been one of Marvel’s most interesting heroes- as she makes her first-ever appearance in the world of live-action.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe incarnation of the hero certainly does that character justice, as it perfectly brings to life the youth and intrigue that make her so beloved by fans.
A phenomena creative team that truly flexes their muscles to craft a vibrant story that feels alive and at home in the Marvel Universe is partnered with a lead performance that is absolutely perfect for the task at hand.
Tatiana Maslany is proving, with every passing week, that she is not just the perfect choice to play this role, but is invaluable to the MCU moving forward into Phase Five, and Phase Six.
But the calling card of the project to his point has been the incredible side characters that have truly fleshed out the world, and this week did not disappoint, as the seventh episode of She/Hulk has introduced the MCU’s first vampire.
Debuting in the therapy scene of the latest episdoe- one that saw Jennifer Walters truly come into their own- the MCU introduced Saracen, who seems to believe that he is a vampire.
Although the episode leaves his actual potential vampire status open-ended, Saracen is actually one of Marvel comics’ first ever vampires, debuting in the very first Blade issue, Blade: The Vampire Hunter in 1999.
With Blade’s arrival just on the horizon, it is interesting to note that the world of vampires in the MCU has officially been hinted at, although not necessarily confirmed to his point.