The First She-Hulk Reactions Are Trending In One Direction
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is the next MCU entry that will be towards the end of Phase 4. Early reviews are coming out, with the reactions trending in one direction.
With just days to go before She-Hulk: Attorney at Law debuts on Disney+, the critical consensus for the series is already in. Following Marvel’s red carpet event, folks who got early access to the first few episodes have been praising its humor and tone. Tatiana Maslany’s performance as the unlikely hero has also been hailed as the brightest point in the project. “I think people receive Jen very differently when she’s She-Hulk than they do Jen Walters,” the actress said of her character via ComicBook. “And that’s something that Jen feeds off of in a way that she gets a little hit of confidence.”
See what people are saying about She-Hulk below:
The highly anticipated series is directed by Kat Coiro and Anu Valia, with Jessica Gao serving as head writer and showrunner. Sharing continuity with the films, the series will feature guest appearances from various Marvel characters – including Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk. The story follows Jennifer Walters who has a complicated life as a single attorney in her 30s. Specializing in cases involving superhumans, she also becomes the 6-foot-7-inch green superhero known as She-Hulk. The series is scheduled for release this week (August 18th) and will consist of nine episodes.
Filming began in mid-April 2021, taking place in Los Angeles and Atlanta, and lasted until mid-August. The subtitle for the series was added in May this year. The series includes a stellar cast alongside Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters / She-Hulk. Ginger Gonzaga appears as Nikki Ramos, a paralegal, and Walters’ best friend. Jameela Jamil stars as Titania, a social media influencer with incredible strength who is obsessed with She-Hulk. Tim Roth stars as Emil Blonsky / Abomination, a former officer in U.K’s Royal Marines who combined a version of the super soldier serum and gamma radiation to transform into a humanoid monster. There are also special appearances by Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Wong, and Charlie Cox.
Since making her first appearance in 1980s The Savage She-Hulk #1, the character has been a hit with fans. The last major superhero to be co-created by Stan Lee, the comic tells the story of lawyer, Jennifer Susan Walters. After an injury, she receives an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, and with it, a milder version of his Hulk condition. So, although Walters becomes a powerful green-hued giant, she still retains her personality, intelligence, and emotional control. But she is still susceptible to outbursts of temper and becomes much stronger when she’s angry. In later issues of the comics, her transformation becomes permanent.
Much like WandaVision, She-Hulk is said to take inspiration from popular comedies like The Office and Brooklyn Nine-Nine sprinkled with Marvel’s unique magic. As this series introduces fans to a brand-new heroine, there’s also potential for other exciting additions along the way. Since the inclusion of characters like Charlie Cox/Daredevil and Sorcerer Supreme Wong made interconnectivity as inevitable as Thanos, the series seems to take the idea to surprising levels, completely integrating itself into the MCU storyline. And according to those who attended the pre-screening event, fans will be delighted at what the creative minds at Marvel have in store for them.