‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’ Director Reveals How ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Inspired The Series

The inspiration tracks.

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She-Hulk: Attorney At Law director Anu Valia has revealed how Thor: Ragnarok inspired her work on the new Disney Plus series.

Last month, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law hit Disney Plus. While it hasn’t been the streaming service’s biggest hit, it still has brought in the laughs and features a healthy serving of colorful guest stars. A lot of what goes into this is a balancing act between serious drama that mixes in a lot of special effects and laugh-out-loud comedy. As it turned out, another big Marvel Cinematic Universe project helped inspire this aspect of the series.

How ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Inspired The Series

As a television show, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law has several directors. While speaking to the Friends From Work podcast, the director of the show’s 5th, 6th, and 7th episode, Anu Valia, revealed how Thor: Ragnarok was a big inspiration for the series, citing the balancing act the film did:

“It’s funny because, as a fan, you wanna do service to the fans, but you also wanna create something new and not come from a place of fear… Just from a place of story… in a truthful and funny way. I feel like I was really… the comedic tone, balancing that and the emotional crux of the show, Jessica and Kat laid such a groundwork that I just built off of that.

But I know personally, I was looking, I feel everybody feels this way, I was looking to what Taika Waititi did with [Thor: Ragnarok]. Like, he balanced that so well. I think that was maybe, out of the Marvel films, that was like the most forefront of my mind. Even the technical thing of like improvizing with a CGI character, that type of stuff. So personally, that movie was on my mind a lot. But I can’t say that I created the tone or anything, but it was sorta like building off.”

Here is the synopsis for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law:

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk.

Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law stars Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Benedict Wong, Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass, and Renée Elise Goldsberry.

New episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law premiere every Thursday on Disney Plus while Thor: Ragnarok is available on all home media formats. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the series and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Trey Griffeth

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