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(L-R): Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk / Bruce Banner and Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer

“She-Hulk: Attorney At Law” Early Reactions Call Tatiana Maslany a Super Addition to the MCU

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has cleared the most crucial hurdle of all—you care about its main character. This is one of the common themes of the early reactions to Marvel Studios’ latest Disney+ series, introducing Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) to the MCU as a fourth-wall-breaking tour de force. It’s unsurprising that a performer as talented as Maslany has pulled it off, however—she’s been aces in everything she’s in. Still, it’s heartening to hear that She-Hulk is a fun, funny, and satisfying new addition to Marvel’s growing series slate. The fact that Maslany breaks the fourth wall and addresses the viewer directly also makes She-Hulk the first pure comedy in the MCU, even if it’s a comedy with a super-sized lead and some formidable villains.

A little background on the show before we get to the early reactions. Maslany’s Jennifer Walters has a very famous cousin—Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo)—who has a big part to play here as her mentor (of sorts). Her day job, as the show’s title makes clear, is working as a practicing attorney. Yet she’s no ordinary lawyer—she’s representing some of the “eccentric superhumans” that are popping up all over the world, which includes Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth), also known as Abomination, who you might remember tried to kill the Hulk a while back. Roth is coming in for a lot of praise from critics, too.

Jen will be undergoing a lot more than work stress, of course. She’s got the added burden of trying to figure out how to live her life with the incredible powers vested in her after an accident has given her Hulkian super strength. Luckily, her cousin knows a thing or two about living life as a super strong green person. The vibe of the show is that of a legal comedy with an MCU kick.

Joining Maslany, Ruffalo, and Roth are Benedict Wong, reprising his role as Wong, Jameela Jamil as Titania, She-Hulk’s rival, Ginger Gonzaga as Nikki Ramos, and Charlie Cox, reprising his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. The series was created by Jessica Gao, with directing duties led by Kat Coiro and supplemented by Anu Valia.

Now that you’ve got the lay of the land, let’s have a look at what critics are saying. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law premieres on August 17:

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Featured image: (L-R): Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk / Bruce Banner and Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer “Jen” Walters/She-Hulk in Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL.

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