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‘He really lets me bully him’: She-Hulk Boss Jessica Gao Claims She Fights With Kevin Feige “More than any person at marvel”

She Hulk Boss Jessica Gao

After She-Hulk’s massive success, head writer Jessica Gao opened up about the series’ success, her Marvel pitching, and how she fights the most with Marvel president Kevin Feige. She further stated how She-Hulk was her 4th pitch to Marvel after her ideas including a musical Black Widow were rejected.

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Jessica Gao is also the writer of Rick and Morty.
Jessica Gao is also the writer of Rick and Morty.

How Kevin Feige allows Jessica Gao to bully him

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 38-year-old American screenwriter was recorded talking about her relations with the current head & president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige. She claims to have “bullied” Kevin Feige a lot and gives it as a compliment about how gem of a person he is.

Jessica Gao along with Kevin Feige.
Jessica Gao along with Kevin Feige.

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“Yeah, I probably fight with Kevin more than any person at Marvel, but it truly is a testament to what an egoless, wonderful person he is that he constantly puts up with me arguing with him. He really lets me bully him in a way. I’m very mean to him, and he really allows it. So it’s really nice because there is no other president of a studio who would really put up with me the way that he does.”

The answer was a reply to the question asked by the interviewer about the debate between Kevin Feige and Jessica Gao regarding the new She-Hulk trailer.

Jessica Gao’s She-Hulk gives a nod to Edward Norton’s The Incredible Hulk

Jessica Gao is also the writer of the episode "Pickle Rick" in Rick and Morty.
Jessica Gao is also the writer of the episode “Pickle Rick” in Rick and Morty.

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In the second episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, there is a humorous nod to the Edward Norton starrer film that started it all, The Incredible Hulk (2008). The actor was changed with Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers (2012) which Mark Ruffalo admitted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a person!

Mark Ruffalo had to say a dialogue along the lines of “I’m a different person” in the episode however, the actor decided to improvise the line and added a “Literally” at the end. The results made a reference to how the original Hulk (Edward Norton) had been recast which ended up making the final cut.

The interviewer asks:  “I’m a completely different person now. Literally.” When that nod to Hulk’s recasting was scripted, did part of you expect the powers that be to come along and put the kibosh on it?

Jessica Gao’s reply

“So the line was written by Jacqueline Gailes, who’s a very funny writer. She was like, “You gotta have him say, ‘I’m a completely different person now,’” and Mark Ruffalo actually added the “literally.” So if the “literally” had been in there, I wonder if they would’ve flagged it, but I’ve been continually surprised by how willing they are to let us poke fun at things and really point out these things.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law garnered a lot of review bombing before becoming a bit stable and following the release schedule, the next episode will drop on 1st September 2022 on Disney+.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.