There is still no specific date on when the first Marvel Studios original series will debut on the Disney Plus streaming platform. However, this has not stopped subsequent shows from continuing to take shape and thus remind us how ambitious the MCU is, now from the television arena. This week, for example, we finally learned who will be the actress responsible for assuming the leading role in the She-Hulk series.
According to close sources, the Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany is close to reaching an agreement with the company, which practically confirms her as the owner of the series.
At 34, Maslany is known for her portrayal of multiple characters in the serial thriller Orphan Black (2013-2017), a work that earned her an Emmy Award for Best Dramatic Actress in 2016. Her latest projects include the film Destroyer ( 2018) and the HBO series Perry Mason (2020), in the role of sister Alice.
Regarding the upcoming MCU series, Maslany will play the eponymous heroine of the Marvel universe, whose first appearance in the comics took place in 1980, within the cartoon Savage She-Hulk # 1 (created by Stan Lee).
Her real name is Jennifer Susan Walters, a lawyer who turns out to be Bruce Banner’s cousin – the original Hulk – and it is he who transfers her powers to her through an emergency blood transfusion. But unlike the green giant, Walters is able to preserve her intelligence and personality once she transforms into her alter ego.
This same week, it was known that Kat Coiro (Marry Me) will serve as executive producer and director of several episodes, including the pilot, of She-Hulk. Also, it was said that screenwriter Jessica Gao (Rick & Morty) will lead the writers room for the Marvel series.