Marvel released the first trailer for the upcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law in May. Fans were quick to point out that She-Hulk wasn’t bulky enough. The director has finally responded to the criticisms.
Kat Coiro, the director of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, has replied to CGI criticism of the superhero’s body. The next Disney+ series will premiere on August 17th in the UK and August 18 in the US. It will follow lawyer Jennifer Walters, played by Tatiana Maslany, who is imbued with the Hulk’s supernatural powers.
Disappointed viewers were quick to comment on the quality of the CGI shortly after the show’s trailer was released in May, arguing that Walters’ alter ego wasn’t bulky enough. Coiro addressed the criticism at a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association on Wednesday, August 3rd.
“In terms of the CGI being critiqued, I think that has to do with our culture’s belief in its ownership of women’s bodies,” she said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I think a lot of the critique comes from feeling like they’re able to tear apart the CGI woman.”
“There’s a lot of talk about her body type and we based it on Olympian athletes and not bodybuilders. But I think if we had gone the other way, we would be facing the same critique.”
“I think it’s very hard to win when you make women’s bodies.”
Some criticized the studio for “woke pandering” with a show about a “female Hulk.” However, several fans defended Maslany’s first appearance as She-Hulk, pointing out that the character was created in 1980, long before “whatever wokeness you are troubled by.” Meanwhile, Jameela Jamil received further criticism from fans over her character Titania’s hairstyle, which she has subsequently addressed.
The first episode of She-Hulk will be available on Disney+ on August 17 in the UK and August 18th in the US. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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