Looks like Marvel’s OG Hulk will not be the only green superhero. His cousin, Jennifer Walters will be joining the Cinematic Universe very soon. From what has escaped the cyber world, this brand-new TV series dished out by Marvel Studios will unravel the mysteries of the new Hulk which was already a familiar acquaintance in the comic books for 40 years. She-Hulk will overshadow Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk escapades with punches of comedy and jam-packed actions.
Here is what we know so far about this ambitious manoeuvre.
Where was this new superhero hiding?
For all those who aren’t on the same page with comics, this marvellous character was introduced in comics back in 1980. In it, she is portrayed as a lawyer who has sustained a severe injury and requires an immediate blood transfusion. Unsurprisingly, Bruce Banner, being a cousin of her; hops into the rescue. And as this unfolds over time, Jennifer transforms into the green version of herself. Interestingly, she is transmogrified into a refined version. Unlike Bruce, she has better control over her emotions, personality, and rage.
Jamila Jameel is the daunting nemesis
The series which is far from its release date has however furnished the audiences with the details of the cast ensemble. And the names are enough to emphasize the series is in good hands.
Tatiana Maslany will helm the series with the portrayal of Jennifer Walters aka She-hulk. Jameela Jamil recently confirmed her role as Titania, an adversary of Jennifer who embodies immeasurable strength. As per the comics, she was born as Mary MacPherran was taken into an alien planet. And then after a trail of events on the planet, she gains her powers.
In the coming phase, the character of Abomination will play a central role. To essay, the same, Tim Roth is roped in as Emil Blonsky. He is a Russian and former Royal Marines Commando in the UK. A concoction of super-soldier serum and Gamma radiation renders him with monstrous powers. If stories are to be believed he is even powerful than Hulk.
Also, Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as the great Hulk in this TV series. Another name that has been surfacing is Renée Elise Goldsberry, albeit the details about the role are still unclear.
The ladies take the pedestal
Unlike previous ventures of Marvel that were heavily male-centric, She-Hulk is attempting to turn over a new leaf. The creative team is brimming with women’s power. Jessica Gao, an Emmy winner for penning the episode of Rick and Morty “Pickle Rick,” has been helming the series as head writer. On the other side, Brooklyn 99’s Kat Coiro and Never Have I Ever’s Anu Valia will take on the director’s hat.
The other nitty-gritty
It is Marvel’s another Disney+ lineup that will tentatively hit the screens in the year 2022. At this moment, the studio plans for a multi-season She-Hulk series. Also, the debutant will have ten episodes of half an hour each.
The jaw-dropping WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki TV shows have pegged the bar high. It is only in the future we will see what the series has banked for us. And how well does it align with the marvelousness of Marvel?