Jameela Jamil has reportedly been cast as Marvel supervillain Titania in the upcoming Disney Plus series, She-Hulk. Starring Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) in the titular role, She-Hulk is a legal comedy centred around lawyer Jennifer Walters, a cousin of Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner who inherits a milder form of his Hulk powers after receiving a transfusion of his blood.
Unlike Bruce though, Jennifer can hulk out without losing control – she retains much of her emotional stability, intelligence, and overall personality. Jamil’s Titania is a frequent rival of She-Hulk and was created as part of the 1984 Marvel Secret Wars crossover event, in which Doctor Doom turns Mary MacPherran, an ordinary woman into a hulking (ha!) maniac to serve in his army of supervillains.
Jameela Jamil joins an impressive cast that also includes Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry and Space Force’s Ginger Gonzaga. Mark Ruffalo will also appear in his role as Bruce Banner. Perhaps most interesting is that Tim Roth will return as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, the villain he had previously portrayed in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, which starred Edward Norton as Dr. Banner. This suggests that Titania won’t be the only supervillain She-Hulk will have to handle.
She-Hulk is expected to release in 2022, and will comprise of ten episodes. It is one of several Marvel Cinematic Universe shows premiering on Disney’s streaming platform, joining WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and most recently the critically acclaimed Loki. Other shows in the works include Secret Invasion, a story that involves the Skrulls’ long-term plot to secretly replace Marvel’s superheroes with impostors, in preparation for an invasion of Earth; the Oscar Isaac-starring Moon Knight, about a former US Marine with dissociative identity disorder who becomes a conduit for Khonshu, the Egyptian moon god; Ms. Marvel, which will introduce Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel (played by Iman Vellani) ahead of The Marvels’ release; and Hawkeye, which will see the return of Clint Barton after the events of Endgame and introduce Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop/Hawkeye.