Tatiana Maslany, the show's creator Jessica Gao, and producer Kat Coiro have both spoken out about the CGI criticisms levied at She-Hulk, as well as their own concerns about the treatment of visual effects workers during a Wednesday press conference.
Several stories have been published by a VFX studio and their employees, 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 requires changes very late in the process, according to the anonymous employees.
I feel extremely critical about how talented these artists are and how swift they have to work. As you can see, Maslany said during the TCA panel. I know theres lots of attention on the CG and criticism or whatever. I do think we have to be super mindful of how work conditions arent always perfect and that theyve made incredible advancements in the industry and technology. I watch it and I see thoughts, you know, it doesnt look like a video game cut scene.
We stand behind what they say, said Coiro. 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 VFX businesses and studios have begun an effort to unionize in response to these circumstances, allowing artists and employees to both receive greater collective authority to guide their studios and to demand higher, more fair prices from Marvel.
To produce a show of this magnitude where the main character is cg is a very daunting and enormous undertaking, Gao said, and it's awful that a lot of artists feel rushed and feel the workload is too great. Everyone on this panel is very strong 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 criticism for its CGI, including one last month during a panel at Marvel's San Diego Comic-Con. It was also postponed a day as well, with a quiet announcement via the official Disney Plus schedule for August.