The first trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law officially dropped yesterday...and I'm still trying to figure out what exactly it is that I watched. When I pressed play on the trailer, that was not at all what I expected.
So here are my full thoughts on the trailer: and, to be honest, they are all over the place, because I am real worried about this show.
The trailer opens with a fun seeming intro. Tatiana Maslany seems good in the role. The trailer is about a minute and half long, so obviously it's hard to get a full impression, but first impressions are good.
Bruce Banner is still in the Professor Hulk form. It's strange, because his cameo in Shang-Chi had him in human form. Which gets me wondering: is this before Shang-Chi? We saw Abomination fighting Wong in that film, so I feel like She-Hulk may have more connections to Shang-Chi than we realize. That makes me somewhat excited.
The general premise of the show seems to be that Jennifer Walters is an attorney that has to protect superhumans through the law. This leads her to Abomination and likely to some other characters across the Marvel universe. I actually think this is a pretty good setup for the show. And I think it can lead to a cool segway into bringing Matt Murdock into this show.
The second half of the trailer is where things start to fall apart. We see Bruce perform some kind of test on Jennifer where she does transform into She-Hulk. Upon first glance, she looks good. Then they start showing some more clips of her. And the CGI looks horrendous.
From there, we get a quick montage of a bunch of clips from the show. We see a few superheroes and villains. We get our first look at Frogman and Titania. Titania looks good. I think she could be an interesting villain. Frogman also looks good. I don't know anything about him, but he might be a fun addition to the show.
They seem to be taking this show in a rom-com direction. This trailer felt like the trailer to a cheesy superhero rom-com. There was some action, but the overall vibe was corny. It felt like a mix of bad 2000s superhero movies with, like, Wedding Crashers. Phase Four has been trying some new things. WandaVison was a sitcom. Loki was a crime thriller. What If...? was animated. Moon Knight was a psychological horror adventure. Multiverse of Madness was outright Sam Raimi horror. She-Hulk is a comedy. But it doesn't look like it's going to work.
I am holding out some hope for this show. Daredevil will likely make an appearance, which gets me excited. Maybe we could see Jessica Jones or Luke Cage. Hopefully they bring back Tim Blake Nelson as the Leader. This show has tons of awesome opportunities, but the trailer looked really, really bad. And Ms. Marvel looks bad, too. I am hoping that Marvel does better with the Disney+ shows. Because, as of right now, I'd say that they aren't going great.
The trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has me confused and nervous. I don't know what Kevin Feige is building towards, but I have faith, even though I'm a little worried.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law drops on Disney+ on August 17.