Disney+ has announced so many new shows lately that it surely has all the other streaming services green with envy. Speaking of green, one of Disney+’s new series is dedicated to the Queen of Green: She-Hulk.
That’s right, Marvel Studios is gifting us an all-new show based entirely on the newest member of the Hulk family in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law.
When can we watch She-Hulk: Attorney at Law?
She-Hulk’s release date has actually shifted by one day from the typical Wednesday slot and will instead drop from August 18, 2022, on Disney+. Like all Disney+ shows, you can expect to see it around 5:00 pm AEST.
The show will have nine episodes released on Thursdays, which will presumably take us all the way through to October sometime.
What do we have to look forward to after that? Check out all of the projects on Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ slate.
Who is She (Hulk)?
The idea behind She-Hulk’s character is pretty self-explanatory. In Marvel comics, lawyer Jennifer Walters is given an emergency blood transfusion by her cousin, who happens to be Bruce Banner.
This transfusion comes with some unexpected side effects and Walters is given a milder version of Banner’s Hulk condition.
This gives her similar abilities, like superhuman strength and of course that green hue to her skin, but for the most part, Jennifer is able to retain her personality and control in her She-Hulk form, kind of similar to Bruce Banner’s ‘Smart Hulk’, which we see in Avengers: Endgame.
Across her comics history, She-Hulk has been part of the Avengers, the Defenders and the Heroes for Hire, so it seems like she’s set up for a pretty big arc in the MCU.
What is the TV series about?
We’ll have to wait until the series debuts to see if it remains faithful to She-Hulk’s comic origins, but from what we’ve seen so far it’s looking likely.
Disney describes the series as a comedy following She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who specialises in “superhuman-oriented legal cases”.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk.
At its upfronts presentation in 2022, Marvel Studios revealed the first trailer for She-Hulk.
In the trailer, we’re introduced to Jennifer Walters, a lawyer in her thirties with “great friends, a demanding job and a frustrating family”.
Walters has been hired to head up a superhuman law division, but probably didn’t plan on becoming a superhero herself. With the help of her family and fellow Hulk, Bruce Banner, she learns to control her new green powers.
Despite her claims that she’s not a superhero, we certainly see She-Hulk do some kick-ass stuff in this trailer. I think we will like her when she’s angry.
If you’d like to see more, here’s a new poster that shows off a whole lot of leg.
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At Comic-Con a second trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney At Law was released and this time it featured another famous lawyer in his superhero disguise – Daredevil.
We know Charlie Cox is confirmed for his own series in the MCU but it seems we’ll be seeing him sooner than that in She-Hulk.
A new clip shows us Jen’s training with her mentor Bruce and it looks like there are a few upsides to being a Hulk.
Here’s another TV spot that revealed the show’s move to Thursdays.
Who is in the cast?
Slaying as She-Hulk herself is Tatiana Maslany who fans of Orphan Black will know can play literally any character thrown her way.
She-Hulk: Attorney At Law also brings back some familiar faces from the MCU including Mark Ruffalo as Hulk/Bruce Banner, Benedict Wong as Wong and Tim Roth as Abomination.
As for new faces, we have Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry.
We’ll also see Charlie Cox will show up as Matt Murdock as seen in that recent trailer.
Jessica Gao is the head writer with episodes directed by Kat Coiro and Anu Valia.
Lifehacker Australia recently interviewed Jessica Gao, who gave us some more insight into the show and the different sides we’ll see to each of these well-known characters.
“Because we have a very specific tone we’re able to pull these characters like Daredevil, like Abomination, like Wong who normally you’ve seen in very dramatic, very heavy, very serious projects, and bringing them into our world and letting them kind of play around in She-Hulk’s tone, so that it’s not completely changing the character but you do get to see a different side of them,” Gao said.
Do you need to watch any Marvel movies beforehand?
However, if you want to get some context it’s helpful to have some knowledge of the Hulk’s story beforehand. Here are the Marvel titles we recommend you watch first.
What are the reviews saying about She-Hulk?
The first reviews and reactions for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law have hit the internet and it’s looking good for Marvel’s newest hero.
The series currently has 94% on Rotten Tomatoes with critics praising the comedy and lighthearted tone of the series as well as Tatiana Maslany’s performance.
You can form your own opinions when She-Hulk: Attorney at Law launches on August 18.
This article has been updated since its original publish date.