Tatiana Maslany is set to portray she-hulk in Disney+ series. Maslany was featured in titles such as Orphan Black, Perry Mason, and Pink Wall. And now, she will depict the superhero in the upcoming Disney+ show. The news broke a few days after it was reported that Kat Coiro will be directing the show’s pilot and several other episodes. Rick and Morty scribe Jessica Gao will lead the show’s writer’s room.
The she-hulk character named Jennifer Walters has usually been portrayed as a cousin and attorney of Bruce Banner, the Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unlike the Hulk, Walters contains her personality and intelligence when she transforms into she-hulk. Though some particulars of the Disney+ She-Hulk series have been released for now. However, the show is expected to follow the character after she gains superpowers. Marvel studios uncovered the series during its d23 expo in 2019. The character was co-created by John Buscema and Stan Lee and made her debut in the 1980 comic.
Women; new focus for Marvel Entertainment
Marvel head, Kevin Fiege, has stated that he aims to make the superhero franchise more diverse. Additionally, Disney is beginning to tap more female talents to lead projects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which kicked off with iron man in 2008. Brie Larson was the first female to star in a Marvel Cinematic Universe project. She depicted Captain Marvel in the 2019 film of the same name. Scarlett Johansson, who has portrayed black widow in several of the franchise’s films, will star in the upcoming black widow film.
She-Hulk release date
She-Hulk has been scheduled to premier sometime in 2022 as part of phase four of the marvel cinematic universe. It will include a variety of other Disney+ superhero shows. On the other hand, the Johansson film was initially scheduled to premiere in May but has been postponed to the 6th of November due to the corona virus pandemic.
Reactions from fans and media fraternity
On-screen cousin, Bruce Banner, also known as Mark Ruffalo, took to twitter to welcome Maslany to Gamma Radiation family.
Fans were thrilled despite the casting update apparently coming out of nowhere. Upon hearing about the Emmy-winning Maslany taking on the role, all the fans were seen sharing their excitement and welcoming Tatiana Maslany to the Marvel Cinematic Universe via twitter. On the other hand, She-Hulk show-runner Jessica Gao, writer Dana Schwartz, and director/executive producer Kat Coiro also shared their elation on social media too as well as Charles Soule and Dan Slott who chimed in with the support of their own.