She-Hulk head writer almost quit over final episode argument with Kevin Feige
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Head writer Jessica Gao revealed that she almost quit the show following a disagreement with Kevin Feige over the She-Hulk finale.
Jessica Gao joined the She-Hulk project in November 2019 after she was hired as the head writer for the Disney+ show.
The writer has a plethora of experience in the industry, including working on the likes of Rick and Morty to create the memorable 'Pickle Rick' episode.
So, she definitely knows what she's talking about when it comes to writing iconic characters.
However, Gao explained how she had a difference of opinion to the President of Marvel Studios when it came to the popular character K.E.V.I.N.
However, Gao, who is also the executive producer, was adamant that the robot could not be changed and joked she was ready to walk.
She told Comicbook.com's Phase Zero: "The character comes into the real world, breaks into Marvel. You are a machine and the disbelief you can't suspend is that there would be a baseball hat resting on top of this machine.
"And he was like, yeah, I can't. That doesn't make any sense. I won't do, you can't do it. And I was so furious. I said, and this is in a meeting with 20 different people. And I said, Kevin, if you don't let me put a hat on that machine, then I quit."
"And then Kevin for a second, he goes, 'Thank you very much Jessica. You've done a lot of great work for us. We're sad to see you go.' And then Sweet Jackson Z from Previz, ever the mediator and hard worker gently suggested what if they incorporate into the design of the machine something that would read as a baseball hat."
After this suggestion, the creative team were able to reach a solution that worked for everyone and meant no one was quitting.
Gao continued: "And then Kevin was like, 'Oh, I'm okay with that.' If it's part of the machine, of course then that makes all the sense! And so that was our compromise, and I didn't have to quit over a hat on our little robot."
The executive producer also revealed that the team pushed for Feige to voice his robot counterpart but refused to do so - it must have been the cap!
Marvel.com reports that Feige had a few other ideas for the finale, too.
This included the idea of Jen (She-Hulk) going to find the She-Hulk writer's room before going to K.E.V.I.N.
Gao laughed at the idea of this as she believes the fake writers discuss K.E.V.I.N like the real employees and fans talk about Feige.
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