The future of “She-Hulk,” one of Marvel’s recent forays into the world of television, appears uncertain, according to the show’s leading actor Tatiana Maslany. During a recent appearance on Codenames LIVE! – The New Class, a Twitch stream, Maslany hinted at the unlikelihood of a second season for the series. This news comes as a disappointment to fans who have followed Jennifer Walters’ journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Maslany’s comment about the show’s budget issues was made in jest, but it does raise questions about the financial and creative directions of Marvel’s television projects. Despite not having official figures, “She-Hulk’s” budget is speculated to be around $225 million, a significant investment highlighting the show’s ambition and scale.
“She-Hulk,” created by Jessica Gao, tells the story of Jen, a 30-something lawyer whose life is a complex mix of professional challenges and personal disappointments, further complicated by her ability to transform into a 6-foot-7-inch superhero. The series has been notable for its blend of humor, legal drama, and action, particularly in its portrayal of a powerful woman navigating the challenges of modern life.
One of the standout features of “She-Hulk” was its finale, which took a unique and metafictional turn. Jen becomes aware that she’s in a TV show and, dissatisfied with the direction of her story, directly intervenes by entering the writers’ room.
This leads her to an encounter with K. E. V. I. N, an AI claiming to control the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s storylines. Her actions result in a reshaped ending where the villains are arrested, and she celebrates her triumph with notable characters like Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), and his son, Skaar.
Given this unconventional and self-referential conclusion, it’s challenging to envision where the story could head next. While the creative minds at Marvel have a reputation for innovation, Maslany’s comments suggest that a continuation of “She-Hulk” may not be in the cards. This uncertainty leaves fans in limbo, pondering the possibilities of what could have been for Jennifer Walters and her superhero alter ego.