Disney+ recently announced that it found a director for its upcoming TV series She-Hulk, based on the Marvel comics. Now, it appears they have their lead, too. According to Deadline, Orphan Black actress Tatiana Maslany will play the titular role.
We first learned that a She-Hulk series was happening at last year’s D23 Expo. News has slowly come in about the show since that announcement. We know that Ricky and Morty writer Jessica Gao is leading the writing room. And just a few days ago, Deadline reported that Kat Coiro would executive produce and direct several episodes of the series.
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There were initial rumors that the team was looking for an “Alison Brie-type” to play Jennifer Walters, but apparently that didn’t translate to actually casting Alison Brie. And much as we love us some Brie, we’re so hyped that Tatiana Maslany landed the role instead. She won an Emmy and received multiple other nominations and awards for Orphan Black, where she played multiple clones—all with completely different traits and personalities. She’s an incredible actress with impressive range and versatility. Frankly, we’re surprised it took her this long to be a part of the Marvel universe.
If you’re unfamiliar with the character, Walters is a cousin of the Hulk, a.k.a. Bruce Banner, who receives some of his blood after a transfusion for her health. Because of the transfusion, she inherits some of Bruce’s powers, although unlike him, she can control them. This allows her to balance her life as a superhero and a lawyer.
We know Mark Ruffalo, who plays Hulk in the MCU, will appear in the new series. We’re already excited to see him and Tatiana Maslany play off one another. They have a similar energy and will undoubtedly be super fun in scenes together.
We’ll keep you posted as more news becomes available about Disney+’s She-Hulk series.
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