IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: David Goyer Likens She-Hulk to a ‘Porn Star,’ Stan Lee Weighs In


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On Tuesday night, the Scriptnotes podcast, hosted by Craig Mazin and John August, interviewed Dark Knight/Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer.

One conversation led to another and the topic of a Hulk reboot came up, leading to a discussion of She-Hulk.

And then things…well…just read part of the transcript, courtesy of The Mary Sue:

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-Hulk, right? Who was still smart… I think She-Hulk is the chick that you could f*** 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***.

Now, for starters, She-Hulk DOES sleep with Hulk, BUT it’s not canon. There’s also another instance where she rebukes his advances. All sexism aside (for now), Goyer is involved in bringing the DC Universe to life and he doesn’t even know the history of She-Hulk.

After the intense backlash, Stan the Man spoke to The Washington Post and this is essentially what he said in response to Goyer’s asinine comments:

“I know I was looking for a new female superhero, and the idea of an intelligent Hulk-type grabbed me…Never for an instant did I want her as a love interest for Hulk. Only a nut would even think of that.”

So.

There.

Interesting to see what happens next.

And I won’t even mention what Goyer said about the “goofy” Martian Manhunter…but click here, if you want more.

 





6 Responses to IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: David Goyer Likens She-Hulk to a ‘Porn Star,’ Stan Lee Weighs In

  1. I’m not sure what your intention was. What does him being related to bringing the DC Universe to life have to do with not knowing the history of She-Hulk? She-Hulk is Marvel, not DC.

    • Yeah, but She-Hulk was made by Stan Lee. Being a comic book writer and not knowing about Stan Lee’s stuff is like being a scientist and not knowing about Issac Newton’s work

  2. Because Goyer is apparently interested in “grim and gritty realism” which is code words for moronically stupid pandering and condescending because we don’t really want to make a superhero movie.

    Goyer can bite me. DC can bite me and Warner Bros. can really bite me. Marvel Studios has my money as far as the movies go until they pull their heads from their collective rectums.

  3. She Hulk is Hulks Cousin. Last I checked neither of them are from Arkansas So a sexual target for her cousin would be kind of Ewwwwww

  4. Even if what Goyer said about the origin of She Hulk was correct (and it may partially be) that doesn’t change what writers have done with her. She is not there just for the T&A now (if she ever was).
    Now let’s get paranoid, this is the guy responsible for writing a movie that Wonder Woman appears in, now WW did start as basically fetish modeling in comic form. The comic version has grown into a true feminist icon. But is Goyer aware of this growth?