New SHE-HULK (or She/Hulk?) Footage and Logo Revealed for Disney+ Day
We’ve known that a live-action She-Hulk television series was in the works for Disney+ since at least 2019. Now, a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Marvel Comics adaptation is available as part of November 12’s Disney+ Day announcements.
While merely seconds in length, the teaser has a few juicy tidbits for fans as we wait for the 2022 premier. Perhaps most notably, we get our first look at Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, the titular superheroine/lawyer. Mark Ruffalo also reprises his role here as the MCU’s (He-)Hulk, Jen’s cousin Bruce Banner. His prominence here suggests he’ll play a major part of the show moving forward.
But for me, weirdly, the most fascinating part of all this is the new logo. Much like Spider-Man, the dash in “She-Hulk” is crucial to her visual iconography. Here, it seems to be stylized as “She/Hulk.”
I do like that the teaser opens by telling the audience that Jen is a lawyer. As a fan of the She-Hulk comics, that’s always been her most appealing trait to me. With a name like “She-Hulk” it’s easy to assume she’s little more than “Hulk but a lady,” and there’s so much more to her than that. Shulkie is certainly a superhero, enjoying stints in The Avengers and even the Fantastic Four, but her “solo” comics are a hilarious cross between superhero action and legal drama.
I hope the show takes some cues from the laugh-out-loud 2004-2005 run written by Dan Slott with art by Juan Bobillo among others. That one includes one of the funniest comic book arcs I ever read, in which She-Hulk represents Spider-Man as he sues J. Jonah. Jameson for defamation.
I’m also fond of the 2014-2015 run written by a real lawyer, Charles Soule, with stunning art by Javier Pulido. John Byrne’s late-1980s/early-1990s was notable for its fourth-wall breaking. But until Deadpool comes into the picture, I don’t see the MCU getting meta anytime soon.
Still, TV loves its legal dramadies, so I see no reason why a She-Hulk show shouldn’t be a delight. We’ll find out when it premiers sometime in 2022.