Talk about smashing news! Tatiana Maslany, better known for Orphan Black, has landed the title role in the upcoming She-Hulk series, Deadline is reporting. Kat Coiro had previously been announced to direct multiple episodes of the Disney+ series, while Rick and Morty writer Jessica Gao is set to lead the writers room.
She-Hulk first appeared in The Savage She-Hulk #1 in 1980, one of the last characters created by Stan Lee himself. Jennifer Susan Walters is a lawyer who, after an injury, received an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner, and acquired a milder version of his Hulk condition. She’s typically seen matching both her lawyer side with her superpowers, which makes for an interesting dynamic that would be super fun to explore on the show.
The project is part of a handful of anticipated Marvel Studios series Disney+ has in the works, with The Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki all in production already. WandaVision has been confirmed for this year, while the other two are expected to premiere next year.
Very little is known about the She-Hulk series, other than her comic book background, but an appearance by cousin Bruce Banner (aka Mark Ruffalo) might be in the cards for this superhero, as Disney+ looks to establish itself as the place for both Marvel and Star Wars fans to chill out and enjoy some movie-adjacent content.
Hopefully the Marvel productions will prove to be as good as The Mandalorian has been for Star Wars fans.
We’re looking forward to it – and though we’re anxiously awaiting the day where Marvel actually casts a WOC in a lead role (anytime now, right? riiiiight?), and we would have liked if they’d cast someone more muscular for this particular role, we love Maslany’s work and can’t wait to what she brings to She-Hulk.