Marvel’s latest Disney Plus series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, will be crashing down walls this August. The series stars Tatiana Maslany as the titular female lawyer turned into a lean, mean and green fighting machine.
The trailer for the series released this past May and let’s just say the online reception wasn’t too kind to it. Many complained about the uncanny valley CGI of the titular heroine, many wondering why it doesn’t look as good as Hulk’s in comparison.
Recently the series’ director, Kat Coiro, responded in a recent interview to the criticisms the trailer revived when it first released:
“It really is taking the design and asking, ‘Are we getting those facial expressions and those nuances of reaction? That is where all the time comes into play, just really honing in. I think a lot of the reactions have to do with the fact that she is so different than anything we’ve seen. When you think of Thanos or Hulk, they have a grisliness and a harshness and a bulkiness to them that is just so different. And when you just see a little pop of her, it’s almost shocking because we haven’t seen it before.“
However it was revealed not too long after the trailer dropped in a now deleted tweet by an individual credited with working on multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe projects that She-Hulk was originally planned to be more muscular, but management mandated they “slim her down”.
A similar situation happened with Disney’s Encanto with the character Luisa Madrigal as Disney management wanted to slim her down but the team behind the film fought to keep her muscular and won.
The awkward face movements and odd proportions could most likely be due to management ordering the effects to be re-done and this was the best they could do within such a short period of time.
Now with a possible strike with Marvel’s VFX division over large workloads and impossible deadlines the CGI most likely won’t improve that much by the series’ premier.
What do you think? Do you think She-Hulk looks fine or does she look weird?
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