It’s quite refreshing to see how Marvel Studios assembles a creative team that reflects the product they release. For instance, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, starring Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) has a female writing and directing team. And now Disney has released the first trailer for the forthcoming series. It teases how Jennifer Walters strikes that balance between being a working female attorney at law and being the cousin of one of the strongest Avengers, Bruce Banner aka The Incredible Hulk.
The trailer opens with a motivational voice over from Bruce who tells us that being a superhero is a trial by fire. Though uplifting, its juxtaposed against the likes of chaos ranging from a van careening over a ledge to my hysteria when a mysterious group points their guns at them.
Things eventually lighten up as there’s the quintessential heroic pose and some jokes about taking shots to numb the pains of the daily work grind. It’s then that we are introduced to Jennifer Walters, a young hot shot lawyer working at the new superhuman law division. Course, we get to see a small tease of some of the villains set to appear like Abomination (Tim Roth) in his human from giving a villainous grin.
As Walter continues her introduction, she mentions that she has a frustrating family. This is when we see those giant green hands that can only belong to the Hulk. Played by Mark Ruffalo, Hulk explains that even though they didn’t ask for the complications that come with being a superhero, they still have to deal with it.
The trailer then proceeds to show us a training session where Bruce is trying to get Jennifer to Hulk out by tapping into her anger and fear. To which Jennifer jokes that it is the baseline of any woman existing. A Bruce activates all of buzzsaws, a Jennifer Walters manages to hulk out and stop it before they can cut her.
Jennifer just wants to be a normal anonymous lawyer which is not easy considering her prolific cousin. Shots of Jennifer wearing her power suit while in her Hulk form can be seen, as well as the media hounding her about the She-Hulk’s whereabouts. Though her friends are there to support her every step of the way. And maybe the public gives the She-Hulk some compliments on her behind.
A tag then appears reading “You’ll Like Her When She’s Angry.” And we get to see what that means through a small piece of the action.
Despite all of that, Jennifer feels that being an Avenger isn’t for her. “Oh, I am not a superhero. That is for billionaires, and narcissists, and adult orphans for some reason.”
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law premieres on Disney+ on August 17, 2022.