When The Incredible Hulk joined the MCU in 2008, the franchise was still in its infancy and no one had any idea what the Marvel Cinematic Universe would become.
The only connecting thread for many years with William Hurt's Thaddeus Ross as Mark Ruffalo saw Edward Norton play Bruce Banner.
Now, a decade later, the MCU has finally acknowledged the actor's change in the new She-Hulk series via information provided by Mark Ruffalo's banner.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is making good use of its comedy aspects, whether it's within the universe itself or through fourth-wall-breaking moments when Tatiana Maslany's Jennifer Walters addresses the audience directly.
However, it's Mark Ruffalo who made a snarky comment that seems to be a darker remark in reference to the actor's long-pending acceptance of the swap that took place between his first and second MCU appearances.
However, Ruffalo's banner tells him that "that fight went on for so many years, I'm a completely different person now, really." The moment is pronounced by Walters directing the audience and laughing.
Many believed Norton to reprise his role as Banner. There was a chance, with the belief that Marvel could use the multiverse to explain it.
That didn't happen though, and it looks like now, despite some fans wanting to see Norton back in the role, it most likely isn't.
That doesn't mean there won't be other changes for Banner and the Hulk in the future. Recently there have been reports that the rights to the Hulk may return to Marvel Studios.
That's the exciting part, I've played five different versions from the start, and it's kept it interesting for me and I hope it will be interesting for other people.
The first two episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law are available now on Disney+.