She-Hulk CGI upsets Marvel fans after new trailer
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Hulk has been marginalized in the MCU for a long time, with the green Avenger not starring in a solo film since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, in which he was played by Edward Norton. For eight live-action performances, Marc Ruffalo has played Bruce Banner, but he has yet to reprise the role. With She-Hulk, it all changes to some extent this year.
Tatiana Maslany will play Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s cousin who undergoes her own gamma green metamorphosis after receiving a blood transfusion, in the nine-episode Disney+ courtroom comedy. Over the years, Marvel Studios has released a slew of CGI characters, but this will be the first time a motion-capture figure takes the lead on Disney+.
Marvel Studios couldn’t have chosen a worse time to take this step, with VFX bottlenecks crippling Hollywood movies and generating delays owing to the COVID-19-induced backlog. The first full glimpse at She-Hulk has surfaced, and not everyone is delighted, since reports indicate the backlog is only just beginning to clear.
Can She-Hulk’s CGI issues be resolved before the film’s release?
There’s no doubting that some of She-Hulk’s CGI in the first teaser isn’t quite up to par. In most situations, Marc Ruffalo’s Smart Hulk appears to be well-polished, whereas Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk appears to be unfinished in the bulk of her scenes.
Marvel Studios, like the rest of the movie industry, has had a lot of trouble lately owing to VFX delays. Because just a few VFX production facilities are trusted by major Hollywood studios, COVID-19 has caused a significant backlog of shots to be produced, causing delays for several blockbusters.
She-Hulk is a nine-episode series that stars a totally CGI-created hero, making the project a massive post-production job. Although the courtroom comedy doesn’t air on Disney+ for another three months, there’s still time for these shots to be refined before release.
Some have defended the quality by pointing out that She-Hulk is a streaming series rather than a big-screen film. Although there’s no disputing The Mandalorian is Marvel Studios’ most ambitious CGI film to date, it should serve as proof that Disney is more than willing to spend movie-level resources on Disney+.
Sonic the Hedgehog is a great example of a CGI character that looked terrible at first, but that the company was able to rectify in time for release. There’s no doubt that things will be a lot more polished when the next glimpse at She-Hulk arrives.
Disney debuted the video at its 2022 Upfront presentation, which featured the company’s upcoming television projects. She-Hulk was the obvious choice for the House of Mouse to premiere something fresh from the MCU, which is undoubtedly its biggest brand, maybe forcing a trailer release earlier than intended.