- Andrew Lynch
NEWS FLASH: She-Hulk Cast For Disney+ Series
Tatiana Maslany has been cast in the Disney+/Marvel series, She-Hulk as the lead green monster.
Maslany, the star of the series Orphan Black, has been confirmed to play Jennifer Walters, the alter ego of She-Hulk.
Deadline broke the news before Mark Ruffalo, Bruce Banner himself, welcomed Maslany to the Marvel (and Hulk) family.
Jennifer Walters is Bruce Banner’s cousin and a lawyer who after being attacked by a criminal gang is given a blood transfusion by Bruce, giving her his gamma irradiated blood.
Mark Ruffalo will most likely reprise his role for the series to ‘pass over the torch’ which is the trend in the MCU with Black Widow seeing Florence Pugh take over for Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow.
Unlike Hulk, She-Hulk does not undergo a massive transformation, instead she maintains a human shape, albeit a 7-foot, green-skinned, chiselled human figure.
Her strength varies from being less than the Hulk’s to being as powerful as her jolly-green cousin.
She-Hulk (usually) has the same personality as Walters, instead of becoming an uncontrollable rage monster, and has even continued to practice law as She-Hulk.
Maslany was the star of Orphan Black which saw one woman learn she is part of a clone conspiracy with Maslany playing multiple roles.
The 6-episode series is being directed by Kat Coiro, who previously worked on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dead to Me, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Jessica Gao is the lead writer on the show who has worked on Rick & Morty and wrote the (in)famous ‘Pickle Rick’ episode of the show.
With these two creators on board, it seems as though the series will take a light-hearted, comedic tone which fits the character.
In her late 80s run, written by John Byrne, She-Hulk was aware of her comic book existence and would break-the-fourth-wall and walk between panels or even fight with John Byrne.
Marvel/Disney may be looking to that for inspiration and delivering a cross between Phoebe Waller-Bridges’ excellent Fleabag show and the superhero genre.
Marvel’s Disney+ series line-up is stacked with the commencement of it being delayed but the confirmation that the WandaVision series will be debuting in 2020.
Other Disney+ series include The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, What If?, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight.
She-Hulk does not have a debut date yet.