Deadpool may be the king of fourth wall breaking, but Jennifer Walters managed to do the same in the latest trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. What’s interesting is, the series is actually drawing inspiration from another hit show starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Talking to Total Film (via Games Radar), head writer Jessica Gao reveals that Fleabag was a big inspiration for the series. Star Tatiana Maslany also added, “The irreverence of [Fleabag] and the sense of humor… there’s a lot there that I can definitely see that they drew from as inspiration.”
Though Marvel properties are usually filled with ‘end-of-the-world’ stakes, Gao talks about how She-Hulk as a series will focus on the more day-to-day aspects of the characters in the MCU. Gao explains:
“Because the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe has already done a fantastic job of huge action, enormous stakes… It’s always the fate of the universe, the fate of the free world. But that can’t be every single day. What happens in between those movies when these characters just have to live their lives, when they have to go on dates, when they have to go grocery shopping, when they have to see their family at a reunion?”
I’m already loving the angle, and after the usual stakes with properties like Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel, I’m eager to watch a character like Jen just working hard and trying to make sense of this world full of superhumans.
Catch She-Hulk: Attorney at Law when the series premieres on Disney+ on Aug. 17.