She-Hulk: Attorney at Law wrapped-up its first season this past Thursday with a divisive finale that took the fourth-wall breaks and meta humor to new levels.
The episode built to Jen Walters confronting the HulkKing (who turned out to be Todd Phelps) and his Intelligencia group, who were holding a meeting in Emil Blonsky's lodge. When Phelps ingests some of Jen's blood and transforms, Titania and the Incredible Hulk arrive on the scene, and the stage is set for an action-packed - if more than a little contrived - conclusion.
At this point, Jen decides that she doesn't want a predictable ending, and breaks the fourth wall by literally climbing through the Disney+ menu screen and making her way to the Marvel Studios writer-room to demand an audience with Kevin Feige... only to discover that the mastermind behind the MCU is actually an artificial intelligence known as Knowledge Enhanced Visual Interconnectivity Nexus (or, K.E.V.I.N.)
After asking for an ending more in-keeping with the tone of the show, Jen was given a happier send-off with a family get-together involving Matt Murdock, Smug Hulk (sorry Bruce) and his son, Skaar.
While speaking to EW, star Tatiana Maslany revealed that a "more serious" ending was actually filmed.
"[Head writer] Jessica [Gao] and I talked about the ending a lot, because tonally it could have gone in all kinds of different ways," she tells the site. "Jess said that there were like 20 versions of it. I never saw 18 of those versions, but I did see two: the one that we went with and then one that we shot prior."
Maslany doesn't share many details on the scrapped sequence, but Jen would have been in She-Hulk form for longer, so there's a chance it would have been more action-heavy.
"It was [more of] She-Hulk, so it was way too expensive, first off. And it had a different strategy to it. The thing that I love about this one is that we get back to Jen feeling like K.E.V.I.N.'s her collaborator and like an equal, and that her ideas deserve respect. Even sitting down on the ground and asking about the X-Men is like, 'We're buddies now,' you know what I mean? Something about that feels very Jen, and feels very funny."
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