The Marvel vs DC battle continues to rage, and this time the man who wrote Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and Man of Steel had something to say about She-Hulk that has proven to be quite a shock.
David S. Goyer is revered as the man who managed to make Batman a viable and realistic superhero, turning previously unrealistic villains into what they could actually be in reality, and giving the Dark Knight himself the same treatment. He even managed to make Catwoman and Talia Al Ghul believable characters with their own ambitions that don’t always center completely around Batman. After such classy results to bring the dark knight and Superman back into relevance and give the DC universe a much needed reboot, it was his comments in a live discussion that set off a wave of shock and disappointment.
“I have a theory about She-Hulk. Which was created by a man, right? And at the time in particular I think 95 percent of comic-book readers were men, and certainly almost all of the comic-book writers were men. … And so then they created She-Hulk, right? Who was still smart, so it was like, I think She-Hulk is the chick that you could f**k 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**k.”
After that statement from David S Goyer, it appears that it’s not just Marvel vs DC any more. The Dark Knight and Superman movie writer offended several other groups and is now being called sexist and misogynist. The offense could also be seen as incestuous, considering that She-Hulk is Bruce Banner’s cousin. It even drew some criticism about Wonder Woman, though that could have been an attempt at humor meant to poke fun at the other side of the comic book camp.
David Goyer’s comments about She-Hulk have me concerned about Wonder Woman in BATMAN V WADE: TIME FOR JUSTICE.
— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) May 22, 2014
In his defense, others involved in the podcast had equally sexist things to say about the character, including one noting that her original name was Slut-Hulk. This sounds like some pent-up Marvel vs DC aggression.
What do you think of what David S Goyer said about She-Hulk in John August’s podcast?
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