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Actress Tatiana Maslany says ‘She-Hulk’ uses lots of CGI

It’s not easy being green.

words by: Alee Kwong
Feb 17, 2022

Tatiana Maslany, who will be starring as Jennifer Walters in the upcoming Disney+ series, She-Hulk, revealed that just about all of her heroic Marvel persona will be done with CGI. Maslany appeared on the latest episode of the podcast Scott Hasn’t Seen, where she revealed how the Jade Giantess was brought to life. “It’s all CG… I’m in mo-cap the whole time,” the actor said. “I’m on platforms with mo-cap where I have a little head on the top of my head.”

 

While many television and movie fans have their gripe with the use of CGI, the heavy use of CGI shouldn’t be any surprise to Marvel fans. The details Maslany described mirror how Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk is brought to life. Marvel rarely relies on makeup and prosthetics, outside of more humanoid characters, like Gamora and Nebula. But to give Maslany the height and bulk necessary when transforming into She-Hulk, it makes sense that CGI and motion capture will be employed.

 

 

Very little has been revealed about the upcoming series, apart from how Maslany will appear—which was still extremely brief. Joining Maslany as a CGI character will be Tim Roth, coming back as Emil Blonsky/Abomination, after his short cameo in the MCU for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Alongside the three larger than life characters, Jameela Jamil will play Titania, who will also most likely be augmented with CGI.

 

Maslany also revealed that she will be singing in the series as well. During the Scott Hasn’t Seen episode, Maslany admits she will sing two different songs. A little on the nose, one is the classic “It Ain’t Easy Being Green,” made popular by Kermit the Frog. The other is “Fever,” a song originally sung by Peggy Lee, but the Madonna version from the 1992 album Erotica is also brought up.

 

There are rumors that this series could be a bridge to even larger Marvel Studios projects, such as a World War Hulk film, and since Kevin Keige confirmed Charlie Cox will return as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the MCU, we could be seeing The Man Without Fear in a solo project sooner than we think.

 

It’s also rumored that Jim Carrey will be playing the role of the villain M.O.D.O.K., and will make his first appearance across various Disney+ series’, in She-Hulk.

 

In related Marvel news, Punisher’s logo has finally been changed and we’re going to get our first-ever Asian Iron Fist.

 

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