How Marvel Studios Created She-Hulk's Realistic Live-Action Look

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Marvel fans are now gearing up for the highly anticipated debut of Tatiana Maslany's Jennifer Walters as the female counterpart of Hulk in Disney+'s upcoming series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

Created by award-winning director Kat Coiro – who helmed several notable sitcoms like Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Shameless, She-Hulk is expected to land in the same comedy genre, with Walters' reportedly breaking the fourth wall just like Deadpool.


Director Kat Coiro Breaks Down She-Hulk's Design and Rigid Process To Make Her Look Realistic

As a gigantic superheroine with rage, it's hard not to wonder how Marvel Studios created She-Hulk's physical stature, which undoubtedly includes tremendous hours of editing for VFX artists and CGI modification with no practical effects. Thankfully, in a recent interview, Coiro finally unveiled how Marvel crafted She-Hulk for the latest Disney+ show.


During an interview with Screenrant, She: Hulk: Attorney at Law director Kat Coiro discussed She-Hulk's live-action design and how Marvel made sure that the new superheroine would look as realistic as possible. Coiro's full quote is below:

Developing the look of She-Hulk was a months-long process. We discussed strength more than aesthetics, and the big challenge was the Hulk is this monster, he doesn't fit into the human world, he is an outlier. She is a modern woman who goes on dates, works in an office, has friends, and has dinner with her family, so we had to make sure she was human proportions. We had an actress, a stand-in who was 6'7 with us at all times, and we would ask her to walk across the room so we could see what her stride was, and we leaned on her a lot.

In terms of musculature, we wanted to create her own look as opposed to just being a mini version of He-Hulk. We based her on Olympian athletes and Misty Copeland, and these women who stand in incredible power but aren't necessarily bodybuilders.

A certain character like She-Hulk is a challenging figure to develop in the MCU. But just like Thanos, Groot, Korg, and Ebony Maw who were created entirely using CGI and VFX, it's safe to say that Marvel would surely satisfy the fans by portraying She-Hulk's green, 6'7 monster/human hybrid.


Will There Be She-Hulk Season 2?

Although She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has not yet premiered on Disney+, Marvel fans are questioning what's next for Jennifer Walters. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Coiro weighs in on the possibility of doing a second season, as long as Marvel President Kevin Feige decides.

"Only [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige can answer that question. There is definitely the possibility of having a second season. There's also the possibility of the character joining the other characters in the movies. I have no idea. Watching Bruce [Banner, played by Mark Ruffalo] and Jen [Walters, played by Tatiana Maslany], She-Hulk and He-Hulk interact, you're definitely going to want to see more of their dynamic together. It's a really playful big-brother-little-sister dynamic that has a lot of depth to it, and people are definitely going to want to see more of that in the future."


More amazingly, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, while promoting the Disney+ show, Mark Ruffalo – who is known for spoiling details about the MCU might have accidentally leaked She-Hulk's thrilling future by hinting at her possible inclusion in the next Avenger films:

"Alright, you can have a year. No, she’s in now, there’s not going to be another Avengers without her. That’s what I’m hearing."

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will premiere on Disney+ on August 18.

Also read: Disney Reportedly Revealed Jon Bass' Tony Stark-Wannabe Role In She-Hulk: Attorney At Law