Yes – the first trailer for She-Hulk is here, which shows Jennifer Walters struggling to balance her new green powers with her career. It does, however, seem to have its benefits when it comes to her love life…
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:
It’s no surprise that Ruffalo made the announcement, as it’s since been confirmed by Disney that he will also appear in the show as Bruce Banner/Hulk. Judging by the trailer, he’ll be playing a substantial role in the series.
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’s best friend. The name of her character hasn’t been confirmed, there are 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.
Deadline 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 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. She will play Walter’s nemesis, Titania, a woman who gains superpowers from Doctor Doom.
Josh Segarra (known for The Electric Company, Sirens, and Arrow) is also part of the show, but his exact role is unconfirmed.
Whilst not confirmed, there are rumours that Charlie Cox will reprise his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, considering this is a series about lawyers. This seems even more likely now that the MCU has officially created ties to the Netflix series with
Spider-Man: No Way Home and
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, Walters 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.
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Hannah Cowton is a Senior Staff Writer at Tech Advisor and Macworld, working across entertainment, consumer technology and lifestyle. Her interests and specialities lie in streaming services, film and television reviews and rumours, gaming, wearables and smart home products. She's also the creator of The London Geek, a geek culture and lifestyle blog.