Director Anu Valia explains how She-Hulk: Attorney at Law drew heavily on Taika Waititi’s comedy Thor: Ragnarok.
She-Hulk: Lawyer director Anu Valia revealed why 2017 Thor: Ragnarok was a major inspiration for the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Valia confirmed that she “[Looked] to what Taika Waititi did with Thor[: Ragnarok]” during an appearance in an episode of the friends from work podcast. Valia went on to explain, “Like, he balanced that so well. I think it was maybe, out of the Marvel movies, it was like the biggest thing in my mind…Even the technical thing of improvising with a CGI character, that sort of thing. So personally, I was very concerned about that movie. But I can’t say that I created the tone or anything, but it was kind of like building.
She-Hulk received both praise and criticism for its comedic tone, which includes a slew of fourth-wall-breaking moments and over-the-top appearances from celebrities such as Megan Thee Stallion. His post-credits appearance in the third episode of She-Hulk drew massive responses from fans online after teaching Tatiana Maslany’s titular hero how to twerk.
Jameela Jamil, who plays Titania on the show, previously opened up about how she convinced Megan Thee Stallion to make an appearance. Jamil said, “I know Megan from Legendary and I know how legendary she is, and she’s so smart and so funny and just such a star, and I’m such a fan. So I was preparing to come and do this when I was filming Legendary Season 2, and I just asked her, and she turned out to be a huge Marvel fan.”
She-Hulk is pure comedy
Kat Coiro, who directed the first four and last two episodes of She-Hulk, also commented on the show’s brand of non-traditional superhero storytelling. Coiro said: “A lot of what I think is new about [She-Hulk] is this really about a woman living a very regular life even though she’s imbued with these superpowers and so, as we play into some of the tropes of the genre – like villains! – we have the luxury of a series that has no plot clock.”
The first five episodes of She-Hulk: Lawyer are currently streaming on Disney+. New episodes premiere on Thursdays.
Source: friends from work via, La Directe