Why is Disney+’s She-Hulk in trouble? Moon Knight may be getting all the attention right now, but Tatiana Maslany’s debut on Disney+ in 2022 could be one of the biggest and most unique additions to Marvel’s MCU. Maslany stars as Jennifer Walters, a Hulk-like alter ego of Bruce Banner’s cousin, Bruce Banner, in the new Netflix series.
The fact that she doesn’t lose control of herself like Mark Ruffalo’s former Avenger makes her a truly unique character. She also tries to lead a normal life. This is so despite her raging green frame. Isn’t that just like the rest of us?
The ten-episode series will be more like a sitcom than anything the MCU has done before, and it will be set in the Marvel universe. If Agatha had not been present, WandaVision would have evolved into what it is today.
It appears that there may be some issues bubbling away behind the scenes, however, according to new reports.
Industry insider Jeff Sneider, who has written for Variety and Collider, revealed that Marvel Studios may have encountered creative difficulties during the post-production process for the She-Hulk Disney+ series.
The She-Hulk series, according to Sneider, isn’t “shaping up to be very good,” and he’s “heard [it] more than once.”
Out of all the upcoming Disney+ series, his sources say that “She-Hulk is the one that could be a problem,” according to him:
“I’ve heard not good things behind-the-scenes… and I’ve asked whether it’s Moon Knight or Ms. Marvel or Secret Invasion or any of these [projects], they are always like, ‘She-Hulk is the one that could be a problem.'”
This could be precisely how the “Guardians of the Galaxy” creators felt at the time, he says, but that’s not the point.
“… I’ve heard it from people working on it, from people actually working on it who are just like, ‘We’ll see.’ I think that’s a lot of Marvel things, honestly, and you know where it’s just like, ‘Ugh, this could be really stupid, like we’ll see.’ I’m sure people making Guardians of the Galaxy felt that way, right? And most of the time [Marvel] pulls it out. But there will come a time where they won’t, that’s just the laws of moviemaking, the laws of numbers.”
When Andrew Garfield signed up for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Damon Lindelof was working on an unannounced Star Wars project, and Christian Bale’s Thor: Love and Thunder villain needed reshoots; Sneider reported on that as well.
You should keep in mind that these words do not set the series’ fate in stone; She-Hulk could be just fine when it finally hits Disney+, or it may not fully come together in the way fans hope. It’s easy for words to be misunderstood when working with so many moving parts.
You should also remember that crew members’ comments may reflect their own experiences working on the project, rather than any inherent quality in what they are producing.
She-Hulk, admittedly, is a tricky concept to pull off well. The show will be Marvel Studios’ first proper sitcom, one of Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige’s favorite genres, but one the MCU has only seen before with WandaVision. Furthermore, a real-life Hulk will be working as a lawyer.
However, Marvel has shown that they are capable of making outlandish ideas feel persuasive and compelling, as evidenced by the emotional narrative tucked away in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The upcoming Tatiana Maslany-led project could be more like Guardians of the Galaxy than Eternals, which would be a shame. Whether or not She-Hulk is truly in trouble, fans will know for sure by the end of 2022.