As the Marvel Cinematic Universe enters Phase 4 of production through movies and television, it makes sense that they continue to mine every last piece of source content that’s ever been produced in the 81-year history of the comic book franchise. Enter She-Hulk, the unfortunately-named, though moderately interesting relation to the big green guy we’ve come to know and love.
The titular character will get her own series and will tie into the larger Marvel Universe as the world, fresh off avoiding Thanos-produced armageddon, continues to expand. Let’s take a look at what we know about Her Greenness and the upcoming show She-Hulk.
Who Will Play She-Hulk
While a number of different high-profile names have been rumored for the lead in She-Hulk, in the end the part has gone to Tatiana Maslany. Maslany is best known as the star of Orphan Black, and now she’ll be best known as Jennifer Walters, the woman who becomes She-Hulk.
Most recently Tatiana Maslany has been on the HBO series Perry Mason. But now that she’s part of the Marvel universe, that’s probably all anyone is going to ask her about.
The Rest Of She-Hulk’s Cast
Tim Roth is set to co-star in She-Hulk. He’ll be playing Emile Blonsky, AKA Abomination. He first played the character in The Incredible Hulk, back when Edward Norton was Bruce Banner. He’ll return here to face off against She-Hulk.
Speaking of Hulk, Mark Ruffalo is confirmed to appear in the series as Bruce Banner aka Hulk. He’s not a series regular, so it’s not clear how much he’ll be in it, only that he’ll be there.
Who is She-Hulk?
A cousin of Bruce Banner, Jennifer Walters got a blood-transfusion from the good doctor which led to her contracting a milder “case” of the gamma-ray disaster that set the Hulk loose originally. She’s an attorney who, by day, argues legal council for superheroes (when their superhero-ing deeds get litigious I suppose) and by (well also) day, turns into the She-Hulk, she-smashing her way through bad guys.
She-Hulk doesn’t have quite the same powers as her cousin, but at the same time is much more controlled and cerebral than that version of the Hulk as well.
There are, for sure, interesting ways to take this character. Her powers put her more definitively below the heavy hitters in the universe, but above the Daredevil/ Jessica Jones Netflix group in terms of who she can effectively battle.
What Will She-Hulk Look Like?
This isn’t typically a question when producing new comic book character-based shows, because often the costume is as iconic a piece of the character as anything else. That isn’t necessarily the case with She-Hulk who’s more known for the green hue than anything else.
Unlike Banner’s Hulk who, in a rage, sheds everything but a tight pair of jorts, She-Hulk doesn’t have quite the same license around devil-may-care clothing options. That being said, because Walters can control her inner demons better than Banner (at first) I do suspect we get something along the lines of this style…
…rather than the bikini-clad version the comics sometimes threw out there like this…
Where And When To Watch
She-Hulk will air exclusively on Disney+ in 2022, joining some of the other MCU television projects hitting that platform sooner than later. Those include The Falcon and the Winter Soldier coming out in the fall, as well as WandaVision and Loki which debut next Spring. In all, it’s part of an eight-series plan on the platform that also include What if…?, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight.
In all, She-Hulk should represent something of a bottle character for the Universe, one we haven’t seen before who can act much more as a standalone than some of the other series Disney+ plans.