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With rumors currently circling that the Disney+ original series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will not be renewed for a second season, some fans need to be reminded just how much of a missed opportunity this could be. Although the series had its fair share of vocal haters, most fans enjoyed how fresh it was compared to other comic book media suffering from superhero fatigue.

Nobody’s doing it like Jennifer Walters, and it’d be a shame to abandon her story just as it picks up steam. While at a glance, one season of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law may seem like enough, there’s so much more this courtroom comedy has going for it that proves a Season 2 is more than necessary.

Tatiana Manslany Is an Impeccable MCU Talent

Tatiana Manslany gained popularity for her legendary performance in Orange is the New Black.

One of the highlights of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was actor Tatiana Manslany, who brought Jennifer Walters to life with impressive accuracy to her comic book counterpart. The MCU has a near-perfect track record of casting, but She-Hulk isn’t an easy character to get right. Thankfully, Tatiana’s version of the character had just the right amount of spunk, certainty, and wit.

An element of the character that some often overlook is how she projects her stern demeanor. Jennifer is a very well-meaning person whose intentions just so happen to get lost in her overwhelming anxiety that manifests as anger. This nuanced element of her character is brought to the MCU because of the way she is written, but it also requires some heavy lifting from Tatiana. Letting go of such perfect casting would be an absolute travesty for the franchise that is so desperately trying to create a new lineup of recognizable and beloved characters.

She-Hulk’s Tone Is as Unique as They Get

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The world is starting to take notice of the overabundance of superhero media being released every year, leading to explorations of a phenomenon known as ‘superhero fatigue’ that the mainstream is starting to become more aware of. Given the general response to this influx, it is as vital as ever for franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe to set themselves apart from the crowd and offer something new. She-Hulk provides the perfect opportunity to provide just that.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is oozing with comedy, clever writing, and a fair deal of heavy-handed thematic undertones. No matter how some fans feel about the series, it is hard to deny just how unique it is. This kind of standout narrative is exactly the kind of thing the MCU needs, and leaving it on the wayside would be a massive mistake.

She-Hulk and Daredevil’s Relationship Is Begging to Be Explored

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Upon his introduction to the series, Matt Murdock became one of the number one reasons to tune in to the series. While the show carried itself perfectly well without the addition of Daredevil, the dynamic between him and Jen undeniably added a lot to the show’s lighthearted tone. The two were fun to watch in action together and even more so as two flirtatious lawyers.

The MCU has had multiple iconic romances, but there haven’t been many as of late. There’s lightning in a bottle that is captured in Jen and Matt’s relationship, and many fans would be devastated to never see them reunited. That being said, a second season of She-Hulk might not be the only way of getting more of this pair, as Jen could always show up in Daredevil: Born Again — although the tone would no doubt be extremely different from the pair’s meeting.

She-Hulk’s Disappearance in the Franchise Would Confuse Future Fans

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One thing the Marvel Cinematic Universe has very rarely fallen short of is cohesion. The series has an impressive track record when it comes to keeping lore tightly-knit and intact, with only two significant recastings and a couple of timeline mistakes worthy of being mentioned. And while canceling She-Hulk doesn’t mean the character herself would disappear from the franchise, it also wouldn’t be a good sign for her fate.

If new fans were to try to catch up with the massive catalog of MCU content, She-Hulk would stick out like a sore thumb as a one-off event that got cut off too early were it not to be continued. This, of course, also depends on what alternate route the franchise took instead of a second season. But the safest bet is simply renewing the series and keeping up Jen’s story in a way that has proven itself to work.

K.E.V.I.N’s Story Demands Further Exploration

Technically speaking, K.E.V.I.N. and the ‘real world’ Jen visits in the finale exist in a separate universe from both the MCU proper and the real world of audiences.

One of the most shocking moments in Season 1 of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was the character’s explosive break into the ‘real world’ Marvel Studios and her confrontation with the ominous robot overlord K.E.V.I.N. While She-Hulk’s fourth wall breaks were a consistent part of the season up until this point, this was a whole new barrier to cross. This was especially true by the time she reached the robot parody of Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige.

While this encounter was hilarious by its lonesome, it would perhaps be the oddest plot revelation to abandon moving forward. While no other character will likely ever encounter K.E.V.I.N — aside from maybe Deadpool or Gwenpool, were she ever introduced to the MCU — he still will be a pivotal background antagonist if any fans choose to acknowledge him as such. This would be a really odd plot thread to leave hanging and especially seems like something would only be explored if She-Hulk were renewed for a second season.

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The gateway character used to introduce Jen to the universe was, of course, Bruce Banner, her famous cousin known mostly for his time as the Incredible Hulk. The dynamic between the two is chiefly explored in the first episode of the series, before Bruce heads off-planet before returning with his son, Skarr, in the season finale. Some fans were angered by the way Jen treated Bruce, but this lacks a critical understanding of the point in the story in which this argument unfolds, and some clarification might be helpful.

How Jen acted wasn’t necessarily something that was supposed to be viewed as a strong character moment. In fact, quite the opposite. This was the beginning of the arc Jen would undergo in the season, learning to accept that at least part of her anger is unjustified and is simply a projection she conjures as a defense mechanism — while lots of that anger is still fair given the way she is frequently treated. This conclusion could be better explored in conversations between the cousins, but it is the kind of narrative that only really works in a straight-up continuation of the series and not shoved into another MCU project.

A Superhero Law Comedy Is a Premise Just Too Good to Abandon

Interestingly, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is technically the second MCU law-adjacent show following Daredevil.

One of the most interesting elements of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is how it balances regular superhero hijinks with a courtroom comedy. Almost every episode features subplots of either Jen or her lovable co-workers Nikki and Pug dealing with the kind of courtroom situations that could only exist in a world like the MCU’s. This is such a compelling concept that Season 1 only scratched the surface of it.

Additionally, characters like Nikki and Pug are the kind that would likely only appear in one MCU project, as they wouldn’t have much reason to appear elsewhere. Even if She-Hulk still has a future in the MCU outside of her series, Nikki and Pug might not, which would certainly disappoint some fans. There are so many goofy superhero courtroom stories left to tell and the MCU would be making a massive mistake to never again enter this realm.

Wong’s Relationship With the Everyday Life of the MCU Fits Nowhere Else in the Franchise

Wong is the character with the most appearances in Phase 4 of the MCU.


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Since his introduction in Doctor Strange, Strange’s loyal companion Wong has become a fan favorite character and, in turn, a frequent face in the MCU. In his appearance in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, he is involved in multiple storylines, most memorably as a player in the Abomination saga and in his encounter with the original character Madisyn. Benedict Wong’s performance of the Sorcerer Supreme always shines, but She-Hulk allows him to capitalize on the comedic heart of the character.

More than anything, the series explores the mystical side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from a different angle than any other MCU project involving Wong or Strange. By viewing things from an everyday life perspective, the magic becomes simultaneously more believable and even goofier. This works in service of the MCU’s worldbuilding and in satisfying fans of Wong, and this is the only series where such a perfect balance can be met.

She-Hulk’s Relationship With an Iconic Marvel Team Has Yet to Be Acknowledged

The MCU’s casting of the Fantastic Four has still not been confirmed.

One of the lesser-known facts about She-Hulk is just how involved she is with an iconic Marvel Comics team in the comics. Long-time readers are well aware, however, that Jennifer Walters frequently crosses paths with Marvel’s first family, the Fantastic Four. Although the legendary team has yet to debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they are poised to show up within the next several years if Marvel can only get the ball rolling.

A show like She-Hulk: Attorney at Law would be the perfect opportunity to test the waters of this dynamic. A character like Sue or Johnny Storm could reach out to Jen for assistance with something hero-adjacent, and the connection could be built from here. Instead of shoving Jen into the Fantastic Four film or finding a way to introduce them to one another in a crossover event, the She-Hulk series feels like the perfect place to establish this.

There Are Far Too Many Fantastic She-Hulk Stories Left to Adapt

2022 also saw the release of Rainbow Rowell’s comic book take on the character.

The bottom line is that Jennifer Walters is such a uniquely exciting character that Attorney at Law introduces well in its first season, but there are so many stones left unturned. From her earliest comic book days to the more modern Dan Slott run, the comics offer hundreds of original She-Hulk stories that the series could draw from in future seasons. As wonderful as the first season of the series is, it really has nowhere to go but up given the implications of its ending and the fact that her expository origin story has been tackled.

No matter what beholds the series itself, She-Hulk will no doubt show up somewhere else in the coming years. Whether it be Daredevil: Born Again, the untitled Fantastic Four film, or the highly anticipated Avengers films still slated for later this decade, Jennifer Walters will be greeting audiences again in no time — literally, given her iconic fourth wall breaks. The bright side is that if the series were to tragically be canceled, it would offer a perfect opportunity for Jen to remark about the cancelation in a future project, which is a joke so comical that it would almost be worth the heartbreak.

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