Disney+’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law not only will it introduce Tatiana Maslany as lawyer Jennifer Walters – who turns into superhero She-Hulk – but it will also bring Charlie Cox’s Daredevil back into the fold. And apparently, the two stars have excellent chemistry.
Although the actor has already repritted his role from Netflix’s Daredevil multithe years Spider-Man: There’s No Way Home and has seems to have gained a greater role in She-Hulk (before joining Disney+’s Daredevil: Born Again). During the 2022 Television Critics Association summer press tour, head writer and executive producer Jessica Gao told reporters that Maslany and Cox will be everyone’s favorite duo in She-Hulk.
“People love to see what Jennifer Walters and Matt Murdock are going to do. Their chemistry and their fandom has the tone of a Howard Hawks movie,” Gao said. Maslany also noted that Cox is “fantastic,” seeing his character’s tone in context She-Hulk –which is a half-hour comedy – going to be great as well. The trailer already hints at a brand new outfit for Matt Murdock, you just have to wait until the end to see it.
During the TCA panel, Maslany, Gao, and She-Hulk Director Kat Coiro discussed the VFX problems that have plagued Marvel recently. The company recently came under fire for overworking its VFX artists while providing very low compensation, with She-Hulk criticizing himself for the allegedly poor CGI.
“I feel in awe of how talented the VFX artists are and how quickly they have to get these things done. I know there are a lot of eyes on the CGI, but I think we have to be very aware of how the working conditions are not optimal,” said Maslany. “They have made great strides in this industry. I guess I’m amazed at what they do.” Coiro noted that the She-Hulk the team stands in solidarity with them. “We are not behind the scene on these long nights, but if they are under pressure, we stand by them and listen to them.”
However, Coiro argued that CGI’s criticism of Maslany’s appearance as a “buffed up” Jennifer Walters has something to do with our culture’s belief in the ownership of women’s bodies and the segregation of body types.
EP Gao added: “Having a show of this scale where the main character is CGI is a huge undertaking. It is an excessive and ginormous thing to take. It’s shocking that many VFX artists feel overwhelmed and the workload overwhelming. I think everyone on this panel stands in solidarity with all the workers.” Maslany also took the opportunity to give a shout out to the pro-union movement. Let’s be honest – who wouldn’t get behind that?