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.
In early 2021, we exclusively broke the news that Jameela Jamil from The Good Place would be joining the cast for She-Hulk as a villain for the series. A few weeks later, it was confirmed by other outlets that the actress has joined the cast and is playing the villain Titania.
One of the most persistent rumors for She-Hulk so far is that Charlie Cox will be appearing as Daredevil / Matt Murdock. As a lawyer, he may face off with Jennifer Walters. This has been reported by enough outlets that it is starting to seem very likely. We will update this page when we have official confirmation.
It also looks like She-Hulk will also be featuring even more forms of Hulks within the series. That’s coming from a Giant Freakin Robot exclusive that something will occur in the series that sees the distribution of the blood that makes it so other Hulks can take shape. We could see Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk as well. In the comics, there are a number of iterations of the character and it looks like we are going to see them in this show as well.
And there is other word about what could go down with Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner as well. There’s some speculation that his Hulk will leave the planet at the end of the series. Whether that means the end of the character completely remains to be seen, but it could also set up a story with Skaar, a son Hulk fostered in his previous time off Earth.
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 Marvel Cinematic Universe television projects hitting that platform sooner than later. Those include The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , as well as WandaVision and Loki which debuted in early 2021. 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.