Marvel ‘Fans’ Object To ‘Woke’ Creation of She-Hulk Character & My Head Already Hurts

Sigh, when will it end?

Ever since Marvel announced an ongoing Disney+ She-Hulk series starring Tatiana Maslan and Jameela Jamil as Titania, fans have been grumbling. Jamil made the announcement when she Tweeted a TikTok about it in July.

CBR: Amid recent reports that the series has wrapped filming on its first season, a new post from one of its crew members highlights a pretty epic wrap gift. The post, which is courtesy of Instagram user @homemakeoverbycarlos, showcases a sweatshirt that appears to have been given as a wrap gift to the cast and crew, which shows chibi versions of Maslany’s Jennifer Walters / She-Hulk and Mark Ruffalo‘s Bruce Banner / Hulk sitting at a Tiki bar named “Bruce’s Bar.” While it remains to be seen if this could reflect any of the plot of the series, it is an adorable acknowledgment of the pair’s dynamic as cousins.

Because there is a contingent of fans who believe the character is a recent “woke” creation.

The outraged and hilarious response was swift. “This hurts my soul. It baffles me how people can be this ignorant,” said one fan.

Read the comments on Reddit here.

 

She-Hulk for  those who don’t know is lawyer Jennifer Walters and the Hulk’s Bruce Banner’s cousin. While prosecuting a case against a  crime boss, Nicholas Trask, she was shot and seriously injured. Luckily for Jennifer, her cousin Bruce Banner, the Incredible Hulk himself, happened to be in her native Los Angeles when it happened.

A blood transfusion provided by Bruce helped heal Jennifer, but it had a side effect, producing a gamma-powered, green-skinned hero dubbed the She-Hulk in her first encounter with criminals.

At first, She-Hulk was savage and dim-witted, much like the Hulk, but her personality soon evolved into a fun-loving, less inhibited version of Jennifer Walters while retaining all the intelligence she had as a normal human. Emboldened by her newfound confidence as She-Hulk, Jennifer continued to fight crime while rarely transforming back into her human self.

Created by Stan Lee and John Buscema, Walters first appeared in the pages of the Savage She-Hulk #1 in 1980. Yes she’s been around 41 years.

Somewhere, it’s established that Hulk isn’t a rage monster simply because of the gamma radiation, but because Banner spent so much of his life holding down his anger. She-Hulk plays on that by showing that instead of being driven by fury, her second form is based on Jen’s lack of confidence. She-Hulk is strong in all the ways Jen Walters could never bring herself to be.

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