She-Hulk Star Calls Out Toxic ‘Fans,’ Demands Civil Discourse
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law star and Titania actor Jameela Jamil recently shared some choice words about toxic behavior from certain viewers of the show.
Jamil, known for her bold approach on social media, made it clear that she doesn't appreciate some Marvel fans' "hostile" way of addressing her. Jamil acknowledged that the show "doesn't appeal to everyone" but asked those who dislike it to dial back the insults. "We're all fans, let's talk nicely," she wrote.
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Aggressive behavior isn't the only problem She-Hulk has endured from specific audience members, as the series was also review-bombed before its premiere and landed a Rotten Tomatoes audience score lower than the infamous 2017 Marvel series Inhumans. She-Hulk also isn't the first Marvel Cinematic Universe series to endure review-bombing — Ms. Marvel dealt with it as well, though lead actor Iman Vellani shook off the negative attention. "It's honestly quite laughable and I think change is scary for a lot of people," Vellani remarked. "And having a show that surrounds a 16-year-old girl who's Pakistani and Muslim and a superhero is scary for a lot of people. I think this is just gonna rip the Band-Aid off and hopefully people will fall in love with [Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel]."
She-Hulk dissenters aside, the series has fared much better among critics. A review from CBR's Lissete Lanuza Sáenz notes, "Tatiana Maslany, who plays Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, absolutely shines in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, even when she's sharing a screen with arguably more recognizable stars like Mark Ruffalo. Bruce Banner, Emil Blonsky, and even Wong are all secondary characters inhabiting Jennifer Walters' world, and they work because Jen's story allows them to — nothing more, nothing less." Ruffalo himself also spoke highly of Maslany, joking that he was "passing the banner" onto her.
Will She-Hulk Get a Second Season?
Regarding what the future holds for the show, director Kat Coiro recently commented on a potential second season for She-Hulk. "Only [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige can answer that question. There's also the possibility of the character joining the other characters in the movies. I have no idea," she said, though she acknowledged the possibility of a Season 2. "Watching Bruce and Jen — She-Hulk and He-Hulk — interact, you're definitely going to want to see more of their dynamic together."
New episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law premiere Thursdays on Disney+.