She-Hulk Producers Respond To CGI Criticisms


When the first teaser trailer for the upcoming She-Hulk: Attorney at Law released in May the reception was mixed at best. Not only was some of the acting hokey, but the Special Effects were very underwhelming. Primarily with the lead character.

A little while later it was revealed from someone who worked on the show that She-Hulk herself was originally meant to be more muscular, but management came in and forced them to change that.

Now that the show is nearing its release on Disney Plus three of the show’s producers (Kat Coiro, Jessica Gao and Tatiana Madlany) spoke out about their thoughts to the CGI backlash:

Kat Cario said:

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. 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 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.

Jessica Gao said:

This is a massive undertaking to have a show where the main character is CG. It’s terrible that a lot of artists feel rushed and and feel that the workload is too massive. I think everybody on this panel is stands in solidarity with all workers. We stand in solidarity with what they say the truth is. We work with them, but we’re not behind the scenes on these long nights and days. If they’re feeling pressure we stand with them and we listen to them.

And Tatiana Madlany finished with:

I feel incredibly deferential to how talented these artists are and how quickly they have to work. Obviously, much quicker than probably should be given to them in terms of like churning these things out. We have to like be super conscious of the work conditions which aren’t always optimal.

Whatever the case, the CGI was pretty bad when they first revealed it. The more recent trailers have shown improvement, but not by much. With the ongoing issues with Marvel overworking their VFX division and constantly rushing out shows out the door and onto Disney Plus don’t expect the same quality you would normally see in Avengers films.


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