Tatiana Maslany, the show's creator Jessica Gao, and producer Kat Coiro have spoken out about CGI criticisms levied at the show, as well as their own concerns about the treatment of visual effects workers during a She-Hulks panel during a summer press tour on Wednesday.
VFX companies and their employees have come out in recent weeks, accusing Disney of being particularly difficult to deal with. Due to its size and prominence in the industry, this results in smaller teams on each project, increasing the demand for working hours. On top of that, Disney often demands changes extremely late in the process, according to the anonymous employees.
I feel extremely dependant on how gifted these artists are and how quickly they have to perform. Obviously, much quicker than should be given to them, Maslany said during the TCA panel. I know there's a lot of eyes on the CG and criticism or whatever. I do think we have to be super conscious of how work conditions aren't always ideal and that theyve made incredible advancements in the industry and technology. I see thoughts, you know, it's not a video game cut scene.
Coiro said, "We stand behind what they say." The truth is we work with them but we were not behind the scenes on these long nights and days." So if they are under pressure we stand with them and listen to them.
Many visual effects studios and studios have begun the struggle to unionize in the face of these challenges, granting artists and employees greater collective authority to guide their studios and to demand higher, more fair prices from Marvel.
It's a major undertaking to produce a show of this scale where the main character is cg, it's a very overwhelming and monumental undertaking to undertake, and its horrifying that a lot of artists feel rushed and feel the workload is too great, according to Gao. Everyone on this panel stands in solidarity with all workers and is very supportive of good working conditions.
Maslany said she is a pro union.
After the release of each of its trailers so far, She-Hulk has received outrage for its CGI, including one last month at Marvel's San Diego Comic-Con panel. She-Hulk's release date was also postponed by a day, with a quiet announcement on Wednesday via the official Disney Plus schedule for August.