The ‘Jarring’ ‘She-Hulk’ Trailer Isn’t a ‘Dealbreaker’ For Some Marvel Fans
On May 17, 2022, Marvel released the first trailer for its upcoming Disney+ series, She-Hulk: At Law. Immediately, the trailer began circulating the internet, receiving the usual commentary of the internet. While some were excited to see Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters in action, others critiqued the visual effects shown. But as those in the industry know, what you see in the trailer isn’t always what ends up in the final product.
The first ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ trailer
The She-Hulk trailer begins with Jennifer Walters introducing herself. The head of a new superhuman law division speaks with her “cuz,” Bruce Banner, who reveals what the audience already knows — Jennifer has obtained Hulk powers via a blood transfusion.
Throughout the trailer, the audience sees Jennifer embrace her new abilities with style. Some moments focus on her transformations, while others see her strutting around in her new, green skin. But not everyone was a fan of how it looked. Comments began to pour in.
“CGI looks kinda wonky,” wrote one. Others compared it to older films like Shrek and The Mask. “Ooft the VFX… Rough,” wrote another.
A Marvel fan weighed in
Not all the fan comments on the She-Hulk trailer were negative. A Twitter user noted the frequent complaints, explaining with some insider knowledge. “I think that’s jarring about the VFX is that the Jen character doesn’t look as lifelike or realistic as the Bruce character,” he wrote. “Not a dealbreaker tho.”
The user deferred to another in the industry who got a bit more technical. They cited two moments — when the character jumps down, dressed in athletic gear, and is only shown from the back; and when she jumps once again, right before the title card — as the best looking, noting they were “more finished.” They added, “It’s not actually the ‘coloring’ ppl are noting it’s the unfinished CG that looks so terrible.”
“It’s certainly not representative of the final show,” agreed the first. “They’ve got like 3 months to keep plugging away at it.”
When does ‘She-Hulk’ arrive?
As the Twitter user noted, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is still months away. The miniseries starring Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, and Tim Roth, debuts on Disney+ on August 17, 2022. Disney+ first announced the series back in 2019 at D23.
With few details available (as is Marvel’s MO), an official Disney press release shares the series will depict the character while she “navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk.”
In addition to Ruffalo as Smart Hulk and Roth as his The Incredible Hulk character, the Abomination, Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) returns as Wong. New additions include Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) as Titania and Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton, Girls5eva).
Created by Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty, Silicon Valley), She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is a part of Marvel’s Phase 4. And with nine 30-minute episodes to play with, expect other MCU mentions, Easter eggs, and possibly even characters to round out the fun miniseries.