News TV | Written by Andrew Pollard 18/09/2020

Tatiana Maslany to Headline Disney+’s SHE-HULK

It was only earlier this week that we heard how Brooklyn 99’s Kat Coiro was to direct the pilot offering of Disney+’s She-Hulk series – and now we know who’ll be headlining that show!

Via Variety, Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany has landed the role of Jennifer Walters, aka the titular She-Hulk.

Previous rumours suggested that GLOW star Alison Brie was in the running for the She-Hulk gig, with Marvel and Disney even reportedly looking for “an Alison Brie type” for the role. Instead, it’s Tatiana Maslany – most recently seen in Perry Mason – who will be spearheading the show.

While it’s obviously early stages right now, there is a belief that Mark Ruffalo may make an appearance or two in She-Hulk, although there are zero other details known about the series at this time.

For those not familiar with the She-Hulk character, Jennifer Walters is the lawyer cousin of Bruce Banner. After Jennifer is in need of a blood transfusion to save her life, the only option turns out to be Bruce – and thus, Walters has Banner’s gamma-infused blood put into her system in a move that results in her becoming She-Hulk.

Rick and Morty’s Jessica Goa is the showrunner for She-Hulk, with rumblings and rumours suggesting GLOW’s Alison Brie as the perfect choice to play Jennifer Walters. At present, the plan is for She-Hulk to premiere on Disney+ in 2022.

As ever, expect more on Disney+’s She-Hulk as we get it.