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‘He looks like a younger Lou Ferrigno’: MCU Actually Hired a Jacked Male Model To Portray She-Hulk in Finale Episode, Fans are Losing it

The opening sequence of the She-Hulk season finale reminded fans of the original Hulk series.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was concluded with its ninth and final episode last week. Just like the whole show, the season finale also received mixed reviews. While some loved the concept the show-makers adapted for the finale, many found it totally crazy. The season finale also revealed some details about the future projects under the MCU, along with teasing World War Hulk. But there is one more detail that recently surfaced on the internet that soon became a hot topic among MCU fans. 

Tatiana Maslany in and as She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
Tatiana Maslany in and as She-Hulk

In the Disney+ show, Tatiana Maslany played Jennifer Walters. But there was also another person who brought the character to life. Actress and model Maliah Arrayah, who is 6’5″ tall, also portrayed a stand-in and was a reference for She-Hulk’s appearance. But recent details have revealed that the shoemakers also hired a male actor for the season finale.

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She-Hulk Show-makers Hired a Male Actor for The Final Episode 

So far, Tatiana Maslany has been playing Jennifer Walters and She-Hulk in the Disney+ show. But a recently released video has revealed that Maslany was not the only person playing She-Hulk.

Devon Lewis played She-Hulk
Devon Lewis played She-Hulk in the She-Hulk season finale

The video revealed that the opening sequence of the season finale featured a man as She-Hulk. The male actor Devon Lewis, who portrayed the savage She-Hulk in the opening scene, posted the video. They also included some still images of the actor getting ready for his role.

He said, “A lot of people still haven’t realized that She-Hulk was played by a man… Yes, motherf***ers, that’s me.” 

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During the opening scene of the show, Jennifer Walters recalls her actions from episode 8, where she lost control after seeing her leaked video. The dream sequence was shown in the same way as Lou Ferrigno’s original The Incredible Hulk TV series, where Lou Ferrigno played the Hulk.

Lou Ferrigno played The Hulk alter-ego in The Incredible Hulk series
Lou Ferrigno played The Hulk alter-ego in The Incredible Hulk series

Lou Ferrigno was the first actor to play the gamma-powered superhero in The Incredible Hulk, which ran for five seasons from 1978 to 1982. Lou Ferrigno later vocally reprised his role in animated and computer-generated incarnations of Hulk

The American actor also had cameo appearances in 2003’s Hulk and 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. He also gave his voice in the 2008 movie and continued to voice the character until Avengers: Age of Ultron. 

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Fans Share Their Thoughts About the Savage She-Hulk Being a Man

After it was revealed that the savage she-hulk in Walters’ dream was not the actress herself, fans started discussing the matter online. Many even started to claim that instead of hiring a random person, they should have hired Lou Ferrigno himself for the sequence. 

While some shared that they thought it was Lou Ferrigno, some suggested that the show-makers should have hired a female bodybuilder instead of a male actor. Some fans even went on to say that it was the real plot twist of the series. 

However, the whole sequence was inspired by Hulk’s original series and was MCU’s tribute to the 70’s television series. They wanted the character to look as scarier and angrier as Lou Ferrigno was seen in the original show. This is the reason they hired a man to portray the character.

Tatiana Maslany in and as She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

As for season 2, there are not many details available about it. The studio has not announced a second season yet. But considering all the hints and teases in the season finale, fans may get to see season 2 of the Disney+ show. 

All episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law are available to stream on Disney+. 

Source: The Direct

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.