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Warning: Spoilers for She-Hulk: Lawyer consequences
There was a lot to unpack for the finale She-Hulk: Lawyerthe last Disney Plus series from Marvel Studios before we dive into Phase 5 next year, but not quite in the way we’ve come to expect from an MCU object.
Typically, fans of the franchise will skew a new Marvel movie or show for nuances that could lead to a broader narrative, and while we got a taste of it with the reveal of Bruce’s son Skaar, Emil is about to get out of prison by Wong dismissed , and of course the appearance of Daredevil, She HulkDistinguishing MCU as a version of a low-stakes sitcom meant it was largely a self-contained story.
Nevertheless, She Hulk proved that you don’t have to rely on your shared universe to produce a creatively juicy end product, and that’s exactly what happened throughout the finale, drawing on homages to the protagonist’s comic book origins and shenanigans before making them intelligent framed for today’s Disney Plus subscribers.
Among them was the curveball of an opening scene telling Jens Not about a ’70s-style TV show intro, with tangible inspiration from 1978 Incredible Hulk TV series. With the protagonist’s penchant for meta-humor, it was the perfect opening for what would later become a half-hour Hulk-smashing fourth wall finale.
And just as tangible as the inspiration for the scene was the work that went into it, as episode director Kat Coiro revealed to The Direct, noting how Jennifer’s metaconsciousness and the story the character with the nuance has managed to nurture one another as the scene took shape.
“We have so many homages to the original source material and in many ways we’re very close to it, although our story is more modern. And that was a way of really paying homage, you know, that kind of fever dream that she has that’s a replica of the credits, because she knows she’s on a show. And during the storyboarding process, we came up with little flairs that were unique to Jennifer Walters, like interacting with the trolls and the green-painted version of her flipping the table.”
She-Hulk: Lawyer is now streaming in full on Disney Plus.
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