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‘They thought fully muscled She-Hulk would be poorly received’: MCU Fans Blast She-Hulk Director, Kevin Feige for Toning Down Jennifer Walters’ Muscles in Show

she hulk less bulky than comics

She-Hulk is facing a ton of criticism since its premiere on Disney+. As some audience feels the CGI to be crampy as hell, some expressed their distaste for the story structure. And of course, it will stay incomplete without the mention of the mid-credits scene from the last episode featuring the character with Megan Thee Stallion. But the story doesn’t seem to end soon as the latest question raised on the show is about She-Hulk’s body structure.

A veteran Hulk teaches She-Hulk in the series.
A veteran Hulk teaches She-Hulk in the series.

A certain section of fans claims that this version of Jennifer Walters has very little resemblance to that of the comics. Some allegations are also directed towards the company deliberately doing this to please the male audience.

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She-Hulk gets embroiled in controversy

She-Hulk, Jennifer Walters
She-Hulk, Jennifer Walters

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law deals with the chronicles of the female lawyer Jennifer Walters who is the cousin of the widely popular Bruce Banner aka Hulk. After a car accident, due to a blood transfusion, she turns into the green huge She-Hulk. 

Even though the show was supposed to spark in the fans a sense of feminism and acceptance of oneself, it’s rather garnering many eyes of criticism. While the CGI criticisms can be put to the side for the time being, now the fans are bashing MCU for toning down the Tatiana Maslany-led character’s muscles. 

Complaints are being received by the fans that it is a deliberate act by the Kevin Feige fortress to make it look cleaner and please a wider portion of the viewers. 

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Criticism would have been there irrespective of the situation

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Megan Thee Stallion cameo
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Megan Thee Stallion cameo

Recently the show director Kat Coiro opened her mouth on the criticisms faced by the show. Addressing them, she expressed that the core idea of the physical features came from Olympian Athletes and not Bodybuilders. 

“There’s a lot of talk about her body type. And we based her a lot on Olympian athletes, not bodybuilders, but I think if we’d gone the other way we would be facing the same critique. I think it’s very hard to win when you make women’s bodies.”

It will be a lie to not acknowledge the point of Koiro that no matter whatever the path they have chosen, criticism would have been there. It is also evident from the fact that a different portion of the audience thought Jennifer Walters’ words to be offensive toward men.

Also Read: “Remember when She-Hulk was actually cool?”: Marvel Fans Claim Tatiana Maslany Has Killed She-Hulk, The Character from 1996 Hulk Animated Show Was Far Sassier, Better

She-Hulk in comics 

She-Hulk FandomWire
She-Hulk in the comics

Over time, we have seen many characters going through transitions from their source material to their actual representation. Our very own Hulk can also be a very good example who is a whole different earth-menacing affair in the comics. While his present appearance is nothing in comparison to it. It is arguable though that this version is a different one still the truth can’t be subdued that he has changed a lot over his course in MCU. 

Similar to Hulk, She-Hulk also had different appearances in various storylines. So such serious allegations on the studio might be a bit harsh for now. Rather it can be a valid complaint about how the studio is focusing more on cameos and a lot of other stuff when it needs to focus more on the VFX artists and good storytelling.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is streaming weekly on Disney+

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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.