She-Hulk creator Jessica Gao recently spoke to The Direct about what fans can expect from the upcoming series. During the call, she revealed that the show will feature many characters from Marvel Comics who will deal with “legal issues.” Unfortunately, some characters couldn’t be included due to legal issues or because Marvel had other plans for them.
While Gao has accepted that some characters are off the table for now, there was one whose omission really annoyed the She-Hulk creative team. “I would say the one MCU character that really upset a lot of the writers in our space that we couldn’t use was Spider-Man and everyone else involved – like in the Spider-Man universe. Because we had so many Spider-man fans in the room,” she revealed.
As the report points out, the rights to the Spider-Man franchise are currently tied to Sony. In the past, the studio has shown it’s more than willing to work with Marvel, but bringing the character into MCU projects is a complicated process that will occasionally ruin fans’ dreams.