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‘There Was a Reason Why I Didn’t Get That Job’: She-Hulk Boss Jessica Gao Says Marvel Didn’t Let Her Make a Comedy Themed, She-Hulk and Black Widow Crossover Movie

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is finally at the doors and the head writer Jessica Gao recently talked about things regarding how Marvel blocked her ideas because they ‘had other plans.’ Not only this but there will be some characters that won’t be making their appearance because Marvel blocked the plans.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Disney+
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Disney+

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While discussing the upcoming Disney+ series, Jessica Gao spoke to The Direct and revealed how fun it was to try and work on this project. As we know the show involves legal complications and drama, but her plans didn’t run smoothly at the beginning.

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She-Hulk Writer Says Marvel Blocked Her Plans

Jessica Gao reveals how Marvel blocked her plans
Jessica Gao reveals how Marvel blocked her plans

According to the head writer, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has been full of mixed mess and reports during its production, with people calling it complicated. Even though it gained enough praise from the critics about the direction of the show, it wasn’t the same case with Marvel. Jessica Gao tried to incorporate that Marvel had other plans for rejecting. She explained:

“There were a lot of characters from the comics– we wanted a lot of the comics for characters for fun situations where we could bring in like a character and think of like funny reasons why they would be in legal trouble. But there were a lot of characters that were from the comics that we couldn’t use either because of a rights issue, or there were a few times where it was because Marvel… all they would say is that they had other plans. And that’s all they would tell us. And then, we tried very, very hard to poke, and prod, and get a little bit more information.”

“Of course, they wouldn’t tell us. But I will say, the one MCU character that really bummed out a lot of the writers in our room that we couldn’t use was Spider-Man and anyone involved around– like in the Spider-Man universe. Because we had so many Spider-Man fans in the room.”

She also revealed that she had been rejected by Marvel three times on previous projects which includes her very first project that she pitched at Marvel, Black Widow.

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She-Hulk Writer Explains Why Marvel Rejected the Use of Some Characters

She-Hulk writer explains why marvel had other plans
She-Hulk writer explains why marvel had other plans

We know that Jessica Gao is known for comedy. Previously, the writer has worked on big projects and animated hits like Rick & Morty and Robot Chicken, including live-action shows like Silicon Valley and Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush. And this month she is dropping her Marvel debut as the creator and head writer of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

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Marvel already has tons of characters at their disposal when it comes to filling the vacant roles, and some characters might cause unwanted legal problems due to copyright ownership. But not every rejected character went out for legal issues, some were intentionally stopped and rejected by Marvel as they had other plans for them.

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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will premiere on Disney+ on August 18, with new episodes releasing every Wednesday.