'She-Hulk' introduces modern dating, 'female gaze' to Marvel universe
Marvel is finally tackling the personal and professional lives of a 30-something woman, who happens to be a 6-foot-7 muscular green powerhouse and one heck of a lawyer.
“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” breaks the mold of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a female superhero who becomes famous due to her sudden (and unwanted) powers.
But the powerful woman would rather just do her day job and find love
Jennifer Walters, who is played by Tatiana Maslany, learns the ups and downs of her new superhero powers.
"There's something about the duality of a woman occupying two different bodies,” says Maslany
After accidentally being exposed to the blood of her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), aka the Hulk, Jen gains similar transformative abilities and becomes a bit of a celebrity.
Her firm assigns She-Hulk to head up a new superhuman law division, representing colorful MCU clients including monstrous Hulk foe Abomination and magic man Wong.
She-Hulk definitely attracts male attention, and Maslany adored that: Dating "allows Jen to be a different person and to be seen differently. (Yet) at the same time, there's a fraudulence to that, so Jen can't ever totally enjoy it."
“She-Hulk” by design emphasizes a more grounded look at superhero life that audiences rarely see in the high-stakes Marvel movies.