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Simon Pegg Agrees This Is One of The Best Parts of Marvel’s Phase 4—So Far

Simon Pegg as Benji in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is such a part of pop culture that everyone has an opinion on it whether they tune in or not. This is before even accounting for those Gamergate/gatekeeping-style, reactionary YouTube channels that offer more dialogue per upload than a single entire MCU movie or season. Simon Pegg doesn’t fall into that whatsoever, but did have some more than kind words about what he sees as “the best thing Marvel’ve done since Endgame:”

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Pegg when on to compliment She-Hulk: Attorney at Law‘s self-reflectiveness and compares the wild season finale to Blazing Saddles. Even though that movie isn’t for me, I completely understand what he means with it as the 1974 film upended and directly faced its own contemporary films and audience. Pegg finished out with this shy but firm fangirl moment declaring the love of Malany’s performance and charm.

Leading up to She-Hulk: Attorney at Law release, I had heard nothing but glowing praise for Tatiana Maslany. The Mary Sue editor, Rachel Leishman, was one of many people hyping Maslany up by citing Orphan Black, but I hadn’t seen it yet. This means even when she guest-starred on Parks in Recreation (right at the time Orphan Black was popular), I didn’t know she was famous already. Then, the initial trailer had my excitement of She-Hulk (a character I’ve been mildly interested in for years) on hiatus until I watched the show on Disney+. While the show didn’t remove all the design criticism, now, like Leishman and Pegg, I’m singing her praise, too.

While I wouldn’t call it the best thing done in Phase Four, I would definitely place it right above Wanda Vision and Ms. Marvel as the best shows. When accounting for all MCU projects, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law would still be in the top three for me. However, with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever coming up … well, let’s just say everything feels like a placeholder as this film is one of my most anticipated MCU things ever put out, period.

I can’t wait to see Maslany’s Walters/She-Hulk later in the MCU, and really hope we get to see her in Daredevil: Born Again or sooner!

(via Twitter, featured image: Paramount Pictures)

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Alyssa Shotwell
(she/her) Award-winning artist and writer with professional experience and education in graphic design, art history, and museum studies. She began her career in journalism in October 2017 when she joined her student newspaper as the Online Editor. This resident of the yeeHaw land spends most of her time drawing, reading and playing the same handful of video games—even as the playtime on Steam reaches the quadruple digits. Currently playing: Baldur's Gate 3 & Oxygen Not Included.

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