She-Hulk’s creators and star voice support for VFX unions over ‘rushed’ work


She-Hulk star Tatiana Maslany, series creator Jessica Gao and producer Kat Coiro have spoken out about CGI criticisms during the show, as well as their own concerns about the treatment of visual effects workers. The trio’s comments about the issues came during She-Hulk‘s panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Wednesday.

In recent weeks, several stories have come out of VFX House and their employees accusing Disney of being particularly difficult to work with. According to the stories, Disney often creates bidding wars on its projects, driving prices lower thanks to its size and power in the industry. This leads to smaller teams on each project, increasing the demand for working hours. In addition, Disney often demands changes extremely late in the process, causing artists to work even worse hours, the anonymous contributors say.

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“I feel incredibly revered for how talented these artists are and how fast they have to work. Obviously it’s much faster than it should be given to them,” Maslany said at the TCA panel. “I know there are a lot of eyes on the CG and criticism or whatever. I think we need to be super aware that the working conditions are not always optimal and they have made these amazing advances in the industry and technology I look at it and I see thoughts, you know, it doesn’t look like a cutscene from a video game.”

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“And we stand by what they say,” Coiro said. “The truth is that we are working with them, but we are not behind the scenes during these long nights and days. So when they are under pressure, we stand by them and listen to them.”

In light of these circumstances, many VFX houses and studios have begun an effort to unite, giving artists and employees both more collective power to run their studios and demand higher, fairer prices from Marvel.

“It’s just a huge undertaking to have a show of this magnitude where the lead character is cg, it’s a very overwhelming and massive thing to record and it’s terrible that a lot of performers feel rushed and feel like the workload is too great,” Gao said. “I think everyone on this panel shows solidarity with all workers and is very much in favor of good working conditions.”

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“Pro union,” Maslany added.

She-Hulk has seen repercussions for its CGI following the release of each of its trailers to date, including one last month at Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con panel. She-HulkThe release date was also delayed by a day, with a silent announcement on Wednesday via the official Disney Plus schedule for August.

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