Disney Plus will introduce a whole host of new TV shows to the MCU – one of which is She-Hulk, starring Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany as the only-slightly-less-muscular cousin of the big green guy.
We’ve rounded up everything we know about She-Hulk, including the casting, release date and plot details. Keep on reading for more information – and check out the best TV shows on Disney+ right now.
When does She-Hulk start?
Disney hasn’t yet revealed a release date for She-Hulk. However, at the D23 Expo the show was announced to release around the same time as Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight, which puts it in the timeline some time in 2022.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, production commenced in March 2021, which also suggests a 2022 release date.
Who’s in the She-Hulk cast and crew?
Tatiana Maslany will star in the main role of She-Hulk, also known as Jennifer Walters (via Deadline). Maslany is best known for starring in Orphan Black, Perry Mason and the film Stronger and Destroyer.
The casting was confirmed by Bruce Banner himself, Mark Ruffalo, on Twitter:
Welcome to the family, cuz! @tatianamaslany #SheHulk https://t.co/VXcaE9Fine
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo)
September 17, 2020
It’s no surprised that Ruffalo made the announcement, as it’s since been confirmed by Disney that he will also appear in the show as Bruce Banner, and hopefully Hulk too – though we don’t know if he’ll have a major role or just a cameo appearance.
There’s another returning actor too, with Tim Roth reprising his role as the Abomination – last seen in the Edward Norton film The Incredible Hulk, which is technically part of MCU canon but often forgotten since Norton was re-cast by the time the first Avengers film rolled around.
Joining them will be Ginger Gonzaga. According to Deadline, Gonzaga will play Walters best friend. The name of her character hasn’t been confirmed, there’s a few options from the comics to choose from. She could be Jill Stevens, who is a childhood friend of Jennifer.
She could also be playing Patricia ‘Patsy’ Walker (also known as ‘Hellcat’), a character that was already explored in the Marvel Netflix series, Jessica Jones. Once we get confirmation on her character, we’ll update this article.
Deadline also revealed that Renée Elise Goldsberry will play a character called Amelia. Details about the role are being kept under wraps. Goldsberry is best known for playing Angelica Schuyler in the Hamilton movie on Disney Plus, and is also set to be one of the leads of the new Tina Fey led show, Girls5eva.
Radio DJ and star of The Good Place, Jameela Jamil, has been cast in a major role for the series. The Illuminerdi is reporting that she will be play Walter’s nemesis, Titania, a woman who gains superpowers from Doctor Doom. This however isn’t yet confirmed by Marvel.
Jessica Gao will serve as the lead writer of the series, best known for being the mind behind the Rick and Morty Pickle Rick episode.
Kat Coiro has been tapped to direct numerous episodes of the show, including the pilot. Coiro is best known for her work on the sitcoms It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Shameless and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Anu Valia will also be directing. Valia wrote, shot and directed the Sundance Film Festival winning short film, Lucia, Before and After. She’s also directed episodes of several shows, including Never Have I Ever and Mixed-ish.
What about the She-Hulk plot?
Like many other MCU Disney+ shows, She-Hulk is likely to be an origin superhero story. If you’re not yet familiar, Jennifer Walters is a lawyer and the cousin of Bruce Banner – better known as Hulk.
In the comics, Walters is gunned down by a criminal who is seeking revenge. To save her life, Banner performs an emergency blood transfusion. In doing so, he passes on a portion of his gamma radiation onto her – solidifying her transformation into She-Hulk.
Fortunately, Walter’s doesn’t share her cousin’s uncontrollable rage issues, so she can continue to work as a lawyer even when in Hulk mode. Disney has described the show as a ‘legal comedy’, so we imagine that this will be a little less gritty than Netflix’s Daredevil – another show that combined the worlds of law and superheroes.
How to watch She-Hulk
As with other TV shows in the MCU, She-Hulk will be a Disney Plus exclusive. If you haven’t yet got an account on Disney+, it costs £7.99/$7.99 per month for a rolling subscription, and £79.90/$79.99 for an annual pass. You can sign up for Disney Plus here.