Can You Believe We're Getting a She-Hulk Series?

  By Michael Keskeys

At the time of this writing, we are a little over two weeks out from the premiere of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney Plus.  A week ago, at Comicon, Marvel dropped a new trailer for the series, starring Tatiana Masanley (Orphan Black) as our favorite gamma-powered superhero/attorney, and I’ve seen it so many times now and I still am in awe of the fact that we’re getting this show.  

I’ve been a fan of this character since I was a 13-year-old kid getting into Marvel and saw some cheesecake pin-up art in an issue of Wizard Magazine.  That checked off all the boxes I needed at that age to try to find comics, and what I did was seek out what was the run at the time, Sensational She-Hulk, which was hilarious, awesome, and way more than just a cheesecake eye candy type character I went in for, and I’ve been a fan ever since.     

The fact that she got to be a supporting character on the 90’s Hulk animated series was I figured as good as it would get for us fans, but I didn’t anticipate a world in which a movie co-starring Rocket Raccoon and Groot would be box office gold two movies in a row, my nerd brain could not imagine that we’d live in this world we do now where nearly every character has a chance of getting made into something.  Still waiting for my Power Pack movie or Disney Plus show but there’s still time.  

Back to the green business at hand, this second trailer gives us more fun things to geek out on and pore over, for us long term fans I’m sure we can appreciate that it’s based on a little of the Sensational She-Hulk stuff, and even more on the recent runs of the book which focused on her being a lawyer and we get court cases with superhero twists.  

I geeked out so hard when she, in the trailer, turns to look at the camera and addresses the audience.  As a character who was doing this way before Deadpool realized he was in a comic book, this makes me happy to see that aspect translated on screen. Also, speaking of geek-out moments, it’s the end of the trailer but…I am in utter disbelief still that we get to see Daredevil in this show, with Charlie Cox once more reprising the role from his Netflix series, but this time in the classic yellow and red outfit, or an MCU approximation of it at least, which is amazing.  I’d be happy with this at least, without even knowing that we have an 18-episode series to look forward to down the road with him and Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin once again.   But, since this isn’t Daredevil Expert, though I could totally write there as well if that’s a thing, back to Hulk-related matters.

Speaking of Hulk-related manners, Jen is tasked with defending Emil Blonsky, (Tim Roth, reprising his role from the lamented 2008 Incredible Hulk movie) also known as  The Abomination.  Love the dynamic here, she’s forced to defend the person who tried to kill her cousin back in the day, and it seems we’re getting more on what Wong (Benedict Wong) is doing with Blonsky whom we saw together last in Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings.  There’s some fun interaction here with Jen and Wong, 

Jen: Here we do things by the book.

Wong: Ah, the book of Vishanti.

Jen: (confused) Uh no, the book…of…American…law?

There are also allegedly easter eggs pertaining to Johnny Blaze, and Frog Man shows up in the trailer, looking like Kick-Ass, of the Mark Millar comic/2010 movie took his suit more frog based than wet suit based, and of course, we do get more Mark Ruffalo back as the Hulk again, as he tries to train Jen with how to use her new abilities. I can’t help but think that this will be more of a cameo, if I had to guess like the first episode is going to be her origin story and training before we get five episodes of superhero legal action with a ton of humor that I can’t wait to see happen.    


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