The MCU didn’t get what it wanted with the release of the trailer for She-Hulk. Released in May 2022, the first preview of the She-Hulk series was completely detonated on social media. Most complaints involve the terrible CGI used by the production. But another detail also revolted fans: the lack of muscles in the protagonist.
The upcoming Marvel series stars Tatiana Maslany – known for playing several different characters in Orphan Black – as protagonist Jennifer Walters, a 30-something lawyer who transforms into a super-powered green woman.
In the Marvel comics, She-Hulk was created by Stan Lee and John Buscema. Jennifer Walters becomes She-Hulk after receiving a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, the MCU’s Hulk.
After numerous fan criticisms, will She-Hulk become the first MCU flop in the world? Disney+? Check out some complaints below and draw your own conclusions.
She-Hulk’s lack of muscle bothers Marvel fans
As mentioned above, much of the criticism of the She-Hulk trailer involves the quality of the CGI.
For many fans, the special effects of the upcoming series are worse than those of the movie Cats. In more intense comments, Marvel viewers claim that the CGI appears to have been produced by “amateurs”.
Another point of contention among Marvel fans is related to the look of protagonist Jennifer Walters.
For many people, the heroine’s muscles should be much more prominent, thus following the comic book model.
“Why are they so afraid to give She-Hulk muscle?” commented one Marvel fan.
In the Marvel comics, She-Hulk is really muscular. The character’s bodily transformation is almost as intense as the Hulk’s.
In She-Hulk, on the other hand, Jennifer Walters seems to change only the color and height of the character.
The complaints sound a lot like those of Lord of the Rings fans, who protested Prime Video’s decision not to include mustaches and beards on certain characters.
“She’s a CGI character! Why doesn’t she have muscles? Even Natalie Portman is stronger in the new Thor trailer,” commented another fan.
In addition to Tatiana Maslany as the protagonist Jennifer Walters, the cast of She-Hulk also includes Ginger Gonzaga (Space Force), Josh Segarra (Orange is the New Black), Jameela Jamil (The Good Place), David Otunga (WWE), Jon Bass (American Horror Story) and Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton).
The Disney+ project will also feature cameos from old acquaintances of Marvel fans, such as the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), the Abomination (Tim Roth) and Wong (Benedict Wong).
She-Hulk debuts in the Brazilian Disney+ catalog on August 17, with weekly episodes until October 12. Watch the production trailer below.
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