So I recently checked out the Wonder Woman movie and to my surprise it was pretty damn good, for a modern day superhero movie. I only really say this because the first time we saw Gal Gadot in the role was in the wretched Batman V Superman. Uggh I tried to erase that horror story from my memory.. BUT It seems to me that DC finally did it right and impressively releasing the, waaaaaay long overdue first fully female fronted superhero movie. Let’s face it, this was a big win and now I’m sure Marvel is thinking even more seriously about the future of the female fronted superhero flick. Sure they have Captain Marvel in the wings for 2019 but I’ve read recently that another female director is hoping she can score a job behind making a She-Hulk movie.
Yep Rachel Talalay who’s directed the likes of Tank Girl, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, episodes of Supergirl, The Flash, Sherlock and most recently Doctor Who has expressed major interest in She-Hulk. She stated: “I have such a strong vision of what She-Hulk should be,” Talalay told Vice. “The difference between She-Hulk and Hulk is that she loved being She-Hulk. She was the Tank Girl of earlier days in terms of being able to say what she wanted, and when she became She-Hulk, it was like an opening of the door to freedom, to be the person that you wish you could be. That you’re stopped from being as a woman. And that’s the version of She-Hulk that I would love to embrace.”
Being a huge fan of The Hulk AND She-Hulk any news is good news regarding seeing either of these two appear in upcoming movies. I’m not sure if Talalay has enough cred for Marvel to hand her the project but she’s certainly passionate about the idea and referred to it as her “dream job”. I’m sure Marvel’s looking at the character more closely since the success of Wonder Woman. I’m honestly a bit surprised that at the very least the character of Jennifer Walters hasn’t been introduced into the cinematic Marvel universe yet. I think perhaps one of the biggest hurdles of the character is exactly how she would presented on the big screen. First, would she be the savage version of the character or the intelligent fashionista lawyer version? Even more difficult would be the proper way to create the character visually.
They’ve done a good job creating a CG version of Hulk BUT I don’t know if having She-Hulk be an entirely CG character would be a wise bet. Especially if they go with the more popular version of the character that’s far more human looking and acting that’d have full dialogue throughout the movie. How do they bring her to life? Is there any actor who’s got the looks, muscle & acting chops to play She-Hulk? I think the best way to create the character would be to simply cast a real actor in the role who’s fit as a fiddle and do the opposite of what they did to Elijah Wood and the Hobbits in LOTR & Chris Evans scrawny Steve Rogers in Captain America. Simply make the actor digitally appear to be seven feet tall. I think it’d keep it feeling real. what do you think?
I think time is right for She-Hulk to make her big screen appearance. The movie could be based a bit more in comedy too as the character is well known for her sense of humor and comedic adventures. I really like Talalay’s approach to the film as well, being transformed into someone whose found an intense and liberating freedom from transforming into an intelligently powerful, more beautiful version of the Hulk. The whole thing if done right would make for a clever superhero adventure unlike anything we’ve seen thus far on screen. I’ve no doubt She-Hulk would be a bonafide hit as we’ve already witnessed how much her cousin The Hulk has resonated with fans. What though do you think? An even more so how should they portray She-Hulk? Is there any actor who could pull it off?