“As soon as a woman takes the reins, it will be creative in essence.” She-Hulk intends to blow a breath of fresh air on the MCU, and it is a success according to Ginger Gonzaga who plays Nikki Ramos.
This August 18, 2022, a new heroine enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney will make us see life in green with the adventures of Jennifer Walters, the cousin of Bruce Banner also known as the Hulk. The series, halfway between the comedy and the legal series promised to explore new horizons alongside famous and less famous characters from the house of ideas.
She also intends to take a new look at superpowers, exploring the difficulty of having to deal with them when you are single, 30 years old and also have to find your place in a world ultra-competitive professional. We met Ginger Gonzaga who plays Nikki Ramos, the best friend of Jennifer Walters.
First my congratulations, you have joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. How does it feel to be part of such a big franchise?
It’s great, it’s a big and happy group that I’m now part of.
How did you react ?
I think I went on a long hike with my dogs to try to find out if that was true or not (laughs). I was very surprised, our auditions were done online, but it was fun. I tried to study as much as possible. I bought all the comics, I think with Josh Segarra we had all the comics she hulk which you can find on eBay.
There are many series and many films related to superheroes, which are released every week on platforms and in cinemas. How is She-Hulk different?
I think the fact that it’s so funny really puts us on the side of comedy and satire. It’s the type of series where you can use a lot more characters from the comics and the movies.
As she is a lawyer, she can represent everyone. It can be someone from the comics or a superhero who has already appeared in the movies. There are a lot of really cool characters that you haven’t seen yet.
The series is invested with a feminist message. Why is it important for the series and more generally the MCU?
I think it’s always important to show people’s experience, which you don’t often see. I think it’s important for the world and for creativity. Parasite won the Oscar and it was a very good film from the mind of someone from Korea. He was offered the opportunity to show his perspective and his vision of things in a country that is not often confronted with this. Women are not always directors, they are not always screenwriters, they are offered fewer opportunities. As soon as you call on a marginalized community and tell their story or their vision of things, as soon as a woman takes the reins, it will be creative in essence.
It will necessarily be different from anything we’ve seen since the dawn of time since it was always the same people who told these stories. That’s always what we want: to see something funny and new. I love talking about everyone’s experiences in life, it’s so human.
We do this so that all genders can identify. I think it’s always important to frame the narrative around what’s funny and serious about the life of a thirty-year-old woman.
If She-Hulk returns for a season 2, will you be there?
Yes of course ! I love my character so much, I love Nikki so much. She’s so funny, so free and a bit silly. I would love to see what kind of trouble she might get into.
3 words to describe the series?
Oh I would say…funny, important and exciting.
She-Hulk hits our screens on August 18 next. The series should have a very close connection with many series and many films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Several iconic heroes of the license should make an appearance. This is the case of Emil Blonsky, antagonist of the‘Incredible Hulk.
Matt Murdock will also return after his appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home. After all, both characters are lawyers. They are expected to cross paths in court, even if a costume appearance is on the schedule. We also discovered his new costume in a trailer. It is adorned with yellow, to pay homage to one of its passages in the comics.
For the moment, the series has not been promised a second season. Given its very episodic format, a case, an episode, we can nevertheless expect Marvel to put the cover back if the success is there.
Discover She-Hulk on Disney+