'A new genre for Marvel': 'She-Hulk' director Kat Coiro on creating a superhero legal comedy

In a recent interview, Kat Coiro explained how she managed to strike perfect balance between comedy and superhero stuff in 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law'


                            'A new genre for Marvel': 'She-Hulk' director Kat Coiro on creating a superhero legal comedy
Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, in 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law' (Disney+)
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At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel’s boss Kevin Feige announced that Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is finally over with the release of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’. He also revealed that the era of new superheroes is upon us and one of the integral parts of the upcoming phase with be none other than Jennifer Walter, aka ‘She-Hulk’. The story of the newest entry in the Marvel Universe will be explored in the new Disney+ series ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ and we’ll get to know how Bruce Banner’s sister also got pulled into the world of superheroes.

The trailers have revealed that the show will be a light-hearted superhero show that’s going to have a lot of comedy sequences and amusing moments. Apart from that, the series will also be filled with a lot of courtroom drama as Walters works as an attorney. Whatever we have seen so far, the approach to the MCU’s latest series has been more comedic than the typical MCU tone. However, the hardest part was to strike a perfect balance between a legal comedy and a Marvel superhero show.

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In a recent interview, director Kat Coiro opened up about the newest series in the Marvel Universe and explained how she tried to create a new genre for Marvel by striking a perfect balance between comedy and superhero stuff. While speaking to Screen Rant at the Comic-Con, Coiro opined the balance was really important because the show had to feel like it fits into the MCU and has a lot of epic moments.

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Kat Coiro attends the Los Angeles Special Screening of "Marry Me" on February 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

 

“It's always been about a balance between creating a new genre for Marvel, which is the half-hour legal comedy, but also feeling like it really fits into the MCU and feels big and cinematic and has action-packed moments. It was always about finding that balance,” Coiro said during the discussion.

Marvel unveiled a full-blown trailer for ‘She-Hulk’ at this year’s Comic-Con and saw Bruce helping his sister to live like Hulk on a remote island somewhere. The footage revealed that Walters is better than Bruce in some aspects and that’s when the training stops and she returns to her life as a lawyer. The first trailer was met with mixed reviews and it was all because of weird CGI. However, the second trailer was praised by fans and they couldn’t stop raving about genuinely funny comedic situations.

But the production company stunned everyone by confirming that Daredevil will be a part of the show and Charlie Cox will don the costume once again. However, his costume has changed and he is not wearing the iconic red suit anymore. Instead, he is wearing a black costume that looks pretty dope.

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Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk in 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law' (Disney+)
Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk in 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law' (Disney+)


With Phase 4 not yielding results as expected, a show like ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ might be able to bring some freshness to the world of Marvel superheroes and end the ongoing phase on a high.

‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ will be premiering exclusively on Wednesday, August 17, on Disney+ and will consist of nine episodes.

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