She-Hulk: Marvel Reportedly Requested to Make Her Smaller, Less Muscular

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The trailer of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law recently debuted and it gained mixed reactions from the fans, critics, and everyone who waited for the show’s sneak peek. Mostly, it was the CGI on Jennifer Walters and Marvel reportedly requested to make the character smaller, less muscular according to a VFX artist.

She-Hulk: Marvel Reportedly Requested to Make Her Smaller, Less Muscular
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She-Hulk: Marvel Reportedly Requested to Make Her Smaller, Less Muscular

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The fans had an outcry when the first trailer of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was released not because the trailer isn’t good, it’s that the people noticed how Jennifer Walters, kind of, looked like Fiona from Shrek and her lack of muscles were quite apparent. In general, her physique and stature didn’t quite fit the bill for many – she seemed small for She-Hulk.

In a now deleted tweet, visual effects artist Sean Ruecroft who worked with Marvel for a couple of projects such as Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Moon Knight, revealed, "I was at a company that did VFX for this. Apparently, she was bigger early on, but the notes kept saying to 'make her smaller.'"

Ruecroft even shared how this made the VFX team feel but they still have to deliver what is asked of them, "We always roll our eyes (like we did on Sonic) but at the end of the day artists gotta follow orders." Ruecroft did not take part in She-Hulk but the company he is in did the work.

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While many have criticized She-Hulk’s stature, comic book readers defend her smaller frame as a more accurate depiction of the character and that her cousin, Hulk, is much larger. In the comics, She-Hulk has fewer muscles than other variations of the character.

The CGI of the face of She-Hulk also became the talk of the town, criticizing it as likely to Shrek’s Fiona. Still, with a few months left before the release of She-Hulk on Disney Plus, Marvel fans remain with faith that the studio will be able to fix the CGI in time for the premiere of the series.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will follow the story of Jennifer Walters as she tries to understand her newfound powers while balancing it with her normal life. Bruce Banner, her cousin, as seen in the trailer, acts as her guide into being a superhero, subjecting her to exercises and training.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is slated for release on August 17, 2022 exclusively on Disney Plus.