This month premieres Woman-Hulk: Defender of Heroes, one of the new Marvel Cinematic Universe series produced exclusively for Disney+ that fans have been waiting for since the announcement in 2019.
Woman-Hulk will introduce one of the Marvel Universe's most beloved superheroines in comics to the MCU, here played by the talented Tatiana Maslany, Emmy winner for Orphan Black.
Today Marvel ended up revealing that the premiere has been pushed back one day, moving from August 17 to August 18, also confirming that all remaining episodes of the season will premiere each Thursday.
Also featuring the return of characters such as the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Wong (Benedict Wong) Blaster (Charlie Cox) and the Abominable (Tim Roth), it is clear that fans are very excited for the series.
However, since the release of the first trailer, fans have also been criticizing the look of Hulk Woman, judging both the character's design and the quality of the visual effects. But, via THR, director Kat Coiro has come to the series' defense:
"In terms of the effects being criticized, I think that has to do with our culture's belief in ownership of women's bodies.
I think a lot of the criticism comes from feeling that they are able to deconstruct a CG woman. There is a lot of talk about her body type, being that we
are based on Olympic athletes and not bodybuilders. But I think that if we had gone the other way, we would also be facing criticism. I think it's very hard to win when you make women's bodies.
Actress Tatiana Maslany, meanwhile, ended up talking about the recent controversy of the companies that handle the visual effects being overworked:
"I feel incredibly respectful of the talent of these artists and how quickly they need to work. Obviously, it's all much faster than probably should be the
time given to them in terms of producing these things. We have to be super aware of the working conditions that are not always great."