Marvel’s She-Hulk had its share of fanfare when it released in 2022. But a second season might not be in the picture after all, according to lead star Tatiana Maslany. Money matters seem to be the hurdle behind Marvel’s hesitance to begin a sequel plan for the show.
Speaking to Codenames Live!, Maslany indicated a lack of hope for her show’s future. She went straight into the budget part of it, saying that the team “blew [the] budget.” According to Maslany, Disney seems to be giving a “No, thanks,” message about the series too.
She-Hulk’s performed averagely upon its release, and many fans complained about the excessive CGI used in it. Maslany’s Hulk version is entirely CGI, and so is Mark Ruffalo’s. The post-production of the show was definitely hard on Disney’s pockets, but didn’t meet audience expectations. Over-the-top usage of CGI was very noticeable in She-Hulk, making it difficult for viewers to engross themselves in it.
The show traces the events that lead to attorney Jennifer Walter’s transformation to She-Hulk, and its aftermath. Walters also happens to be Bruce Banner’s cousin, who she gets the ‘Hulkness’ from. The show changed her original transformation story. In the comics, Walter’s faces a life-threating accident and is saved after receiving a transfusion from Banner. The show however, brings in Sakaarian elements and causes a car accident, where Banner’s blood fatedly enters Walter’s wounds. She-Hulk also has a Daredevil appearance, and a big reveal of the MCU. An AI medium called K.E.V.I.N is shown as the controller behind all of the projects that Marvel writes.
No official statement has been made by Disney about Maslany’s claims. Neither has the studio seconded her words or refuted them. But yes, a new season of She-Hulk is definitely not going to be coming this year. Marvel has begun its 2024 calendar with the release of Echo, which is also performing averagely for now. Any news about works behind the She-Hulk story seems to be absent for the moment.