In the age of body positivity and inclusivity, the Marvel Cinematic Universe knocks it out of the park by making all viewers and fans feel welcome. But new reports indicate that She-Hulk was original “too muscular” for the upcoming series.
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The Marvel Collection expands on August 17 with She-Hulkthe brand new streaming series that is all the rage on the Internet after its official trailer:
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While the internet lost it on the VFX and CGI quality of She-Hulk, the official She-Hulk: Lawyer trailer gained over 78 million views in 24 hours!
Now, however, a special effects artist who reportedly worked on the show has said executives demanded that Jennifer Walter’s (Tatiana Maslany) Hulk character’s size be toned down and shrunk because she was too “muscular”:
RUMOR: #MarvelStudios reportedly asked #SheHulk to be less muscular during VFX development for the series: “Apparently she was taller at first, but the notes kept saying ‘make her smaller’ “.
RUMOR: #MarvelStudios supposedly asked for #SheHulk being less muscular when developing the series’ visual effects: “Apparently she was taller at first, but the notes kept saying to ‘make her smaller’.” Full details: https://t.co/MQBD2TjlG8 pic.twitter.com/WtWYUCsY1R
– MCU – The Direct (@MCU_Direct) May 20, 2022
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Marvel’s rumors to “make her smaller” infuriate and confuse some Marvel fans:
Unsurprisingly, VFX Artist Confirms She-Hulk’s Proportions Are Wrong Due To Executive Interference
Unsurprisingly, VFX Artist Confirms She-Hulk’s Proportions Are Wrong Due To Executive Interference pic.twitter.com/zufZ3XZscL
— gryphoner (@OneRadChee) May 19, 2022
Another fan writes:
Not as much as it should be
Not as much as it should be pic.twitter.com/mvci373rss
– Terror Nova (@Terror__Nova) May 20, 2022
A Marvel fan shares:
It’s too intimidating, they need nerds to have a crush on #Shehulk
It’s too intimidating, they need the nerds to have a crush on #Shehulk
— stashflowon$ (@cloakoftruths11) May 20, 2022
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While She-Hulk’s stature is incredibly impressive in the Marvel comics, her build isn’t the same as the Hulk or even the Smart Hulk.
Nevertheless, at a time when new animated characters like Louisa from Disney’s Encanto (2021) break down barriers on female bodily standards, Marvel would aim to tone down Jennifer Walter’s She-Hulk superhero build.
More about She-Hulk
Directed by Kat Coiro (episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9) and Anu Valia (episodes 5, 6, 7) with Jessica Gao as head writer, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single 30-something lawyer who also happens to be a 6-foot-7 green superpowered hulk. The nine-episode series features a host of MCU veterans, including Mark Ruffalo as the Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong. The cast also includes Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Kat Coiro and Jessica Gao. Co-executive producers are Wendy Jacobson and Jennifer Booth.
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The Marvel Universe becomes more than iconic characters/Earth’s Mightiest Heroes like Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (Brie Larson ).
Tom Holland’s Avenger Spider-Man paves the way for Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomers Kate Bishop, Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac), Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn), She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), Eternals’ Thena (Angelina Jolie), and more — especially with her next Spider Man trilogy currently in the works.
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Tim Roth returns as Emil Blonsky/Abomination alongside Jameela Jamil (Titania), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Professor Hulk), Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Tatiana Maslany (Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk ) and Benedict Wong (Wong) in this series by Kevin Feige.
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