Actress Tatiana Maslany will play a female version of the Hulk in the Disney + series “She-Hulk”, the Deadline portal reported on Thursday.
The filmmaker Kat Coiro, whose film “Marry Me” with Jennifer López and Maluma in her cast is pending release, will direct the pilot episode and several chapters of this new television project about Marvel stories.
She-Hulk, a character created by Stan Lee and John Buscema, is Jennifer Walters, a cousin of Bruce Banner (the original Hulk) and who acquires the powers of the green giant after a blood transfusion.
The main difference from Bruce Banner is that she, in addition to gaining enormous strength as the Hulk, is able to control her emotions, moderate her impulses and use her human intelligence.
The role of Bruce Banner has passed through different hands in recent years.
Eric Bana played the main character in Ang Lee’s “Hulk” (2003), while Edward Norton stepped into the superhero’s shoes in Louis Leterrier’s “The Incredible Hulk” (2008).
The plan was for Norton to continue playing the Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which is how the ambitious interlocking film project about Marvel characters is known that Disney tackled.
However, Norton eventually abandoned this idea and was replaced by Mark Ruffalo, who ended up being the most popular of the big screen Hulks and who has appeared in all the central plot tapes about Avengers and also in other peripheral titles such as ” Thor: Ragnarok “(2017).
For her part, Maslany is a Canadian actress who rose to fame for the series “Orphan Black” (2013-2017) with which she won the Golden Globe and the Emmy for best dramatic actress.
The particularity of “Orphan Black” is that Maslany gave life in that series to more than ten different characters.
This year he also presented on the small screen the new version of “Perry Mason”, which featured Matthew Rhys as the main character.