How She-Hulk Fits An Ultra-Serious Daredevil Into Its Comedic World

When the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law trailer debuted at San Diego Comic-Con, fans got quite the shock with the reveal that Charlie Cox is reprising his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the series. This is incredibly exciting–especially when you consider the upcoming standalone series for the character on Disney+. However, Cox’s portrayal of Daredevil so far has been decidedly serious and often dark. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, on the other hand, is a half-hour sitcom about a lawyer who just happens to turn into a big, green rage monster. How, exactly, do those two pieces fit together?

According to showrunner Jessica Gao, it wasn’t as hard as you might think. “It’s so fun to take these characters that you’ve only seen in these kinds of very serious dramatic roles and situations and [bring] them into our show where they get to kind of take a break from all that because in our show the universe isn’t going to end,” she told GameSpot. “It’s slice of life. It’s daily life. It’s like a chill Tuesday. They don’t have to be so heightened because of that. They get to live a regular life, and we all get together to explore a different side of them when they’re not in these heightened situations.”

Not surprisingly, Cox had a pretty good understanding of how to fit his version of Daredevil into the show. “Charlie is so wonderful,” Gao continued. “He has such reverence for the character that he’s played, and he loves being Daredevil so much. He was definitely part of the conversation. And I don’t think we did anything that made him feel like we were betraying the character.”

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Author: Chris E. Hayner