Disney+'s She-Hulk TV Show Casts Orphan Black Star For Title Role – Report

You wouldn’t like her when she’s angry–or litigating. Progress is being made on the She-Hulk live-action series, which was first announced at the D23 convention in 2019, even though you might have forgotten it was happening. According to a new report, the title role of She-Hulk has been cast.

Deadline says that Tatiana Maslany, who most will remember as the star of Orphan Black, has been picked to take on the role of Jennifer Walters, an attorney and the cousin of Bruce Banner. She becomes She-Hulk after a transfusion gives her some of Bruce’s blood.

Don’t expect another rage monster like what MCU fans have seen for most of Mark Ruffalo’s run as the Hulk, though. Instead, Jennifer Walters is a lot more like the Hulk, as portrayed in Avengers: Endgame, allowing her to keep her personality and mind for the law even when hulked out.

She-Hulk wasn’t the only series announced at D23 last year. There’s also a live-action Moon Knight series in the works for the Disney+ streaming service, in addition to shows like WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, both of which are already being filmed.

Marvel Studios seems to be putting a big focus on She-Hulk lately, as this is the second piece of news this week to be revealed about the series. It’s also been reported that Kat Coiro (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) is currently in talks to direct the pilot episode of the series, as well as a number of future episodes.

As for whether Ruffalo would reprise his role as Bruce Banner/Hulk on the show, the Avengers star has said in the past that it’s not out of the question. “There’s some talk of having Banner/Hulk show up in She-Hulk. If we come up with something good, that would be really interesting,” he said in an interview with Variety. “Right now that’s about it. That’s all there is on the table.”

There is no set release date for She-Hulk. The first MCU TV show, WandaVision, will debut later this year on Disney+.

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