Last night during a panel held by the podcast Scriptnotes, David Goyer, the man behind some of the flagship DC cinematic titles such as Batman V Superman and Sandman said some less than savory things about a Marvel character that’s seen a bit of a resurgence as of late.
WARNING: MATURE LANGUAGE BELOW. MIGHT BE NSFW AND DEFINITELY NOT APPROPRIATE FOR KIDS!
“Craig Mazin: The real name for She-Hulk was Slut-Hulk. That was the whole point. Let’s just make this green chick with enormous boobs. And she’s Hulk strong but not Hulk massive, right? … She’s real lean, stringy…
David S. Goyer: She’s still pretty chunky. She was like Chyna from the WWE.
Mazin: The whole point of She-Hulk was just to appeal sexistly to ten-year-old boys. Worked on me.
Goyer: I have a theory about She-Hulk. Which was created by a man, right? And at the time in particular I think 95% of comic book readers were men and certainly almost all of the comic book writers were men. So the Hulk was this classic male power fantasy. It’s like, most of the people reading comic books were these people like me who were just these little kids getting the shit kicked out of them every day… And so then they created She-Huk, right? Who was still smart… I think She-Hulk is the chick that you could fuck if you were Hulk, you know what I’m saying? … She-Hulk was the extension of the male power fantasy. So it’s like if I’m going to be this geek who becomes the Hulk then let’s create a giant green porn star that only the Hulk could f@~k.”
While these comments are definitely ignorant and offensive, I personally think that Goyer said them in an ill-conceived attempt to make people view something over at Marvel in a negative light. IN NO WAY DO I CONDONE THIS THOUGH. If Mr. Goyer wants some of the negativity off of the cinematic DCU, it should definitely be done via a Wonder Woman film. I guess we won’t know more about that until we see her portrayal of Gal Gadot and how people receive that though!
You can listen to the podcast in its entirety here. He goes on to say some things about Martian Manhunter as well.
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