Tatiana Maslany will be joining the ever-expanding Marvel Universe, thanks to the studio’s hiring of Orphan Black and Perry Mason star as Jennifer Susan Walters – better known as She-Hulk – for the upcoming Disney+ show, She-Hulk.
Fans are already contemplating what Tatiana Maslany might look like as the more-in-control version of the Hulk, as seen by this recent posting by artist BossLogic on Twitter. The artist’s rendition imagines Maslany in her classic purple outfit, with an idea of what Maslany as the calmer Walters would look like in the background.
On Orphan Black, Tatiana Maslany was no stranger to playing multiple versions of the same person, as she portrayed over a dozen clones in the Canadian thriller. It absolutely seems like Marvel has made a great casting choice for their upcoming interpretation of Bruce Banner’s cousin. Maslany recently has been seen in such films as 2017’s Stronger, the Nicole Kidman drama, Destroyer, and Pink Wall, written and directed by her partner, Tom Cullen.
This is just the latest recent casting announcement Marvel has made that hints at the future of the Marvel Universe. Lovecraft Country and The Last Black Man in San Francisco actor Jonathan Majors was cast in Ant-Man 3 as Kang the Conquerer, aka Nathaniel Richards, which has led many to theorize that the introduction of Reed Richards and the Fantastic Four might not be too far off.
She-Hulk is just one of many shows currently in production for Disney+, despite that the streaming service currently hasn’t premiered any Marvel shows yet. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has stated that Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will also include a variety of streaming series for Disney+ that will be integral to the films.
Still currently on the Disney+ slate for 2020 is The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will bring back Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in adventures that tests them after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Meanwhile WandaVision, also set after Avengers: Endgame, has Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany’s Vision attempting to find happiness in suburban life.
2021 will bring about Loki, with Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as he uses the Tesseract for this time-travel adventure. In addition to this, Marvel also has two seasons of their animated What If…? series already in production. And it is likely that could feature the last performance of Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther.
She-Hulk, however, isn’t planned for release until 2022, and that year is sure to be a packed one for Marvel shows. Already planned are a Hawkeye series, which is supposed to involve Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton passing the character of Hawkeye to Kate Bishop. But with new Marvel character introductions, 2022 will also feature a Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight series, although neither of these lead roles have been cast yet. With the casting of Tatiana Maslany already occurring, despite the show debut two years away, it’s quite possible that we could see the casting of these other two characters in the near future as well.