In an exciting bit of Thursday news, Variety has just reported (opens in new tab) that Tatiana Maslany will be playing Jennifer Walters (aka She-Hulk) in Disney Plus' upcoming series She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. You might recognize Tatiana Maslany from her recent stint in HBO's Perry Mason prequel, which explores the origin story of the defense attorney. More likely you'll recognize the actress from her endlessly impressive turn in the twisty sci-fi drama Orphan Black — playing more than 11 different clones (and other characters) over the course of five seasons.
The Marvel series will follow Walters as she navigates life after receiving Hulk powers from her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) via a blood transfusion. It won't have the same vibe as the early Hulk origins you're used to, though. While it took Bruce years to get control over "The Big Guy," Jennifer is able to retain the majority of her control when she shifts into She-Hulk. When she's not smashing things up, Walters is also an accomplished lawyer.
She-Hulk joins several of the other Marvel Cinematic Universe series in production at Disney Plus. Other programs include WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Moon Knight, Hawkeye, Loki and Ms. Marvel. These Marvel shows kick off their run with the recently confirmed WandaVision. They were originally meant to kick off with Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but the series ran into COVID-related production delays. Moon Knight, Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel are all yet to start the casting process, though Jeremy Renner is expected to appear in the Hawkeye series that is currently rumored to focus largely around the Kate Bishop iteration of the character. Loki will star Tom Hiddleston, reprising his role from the movies as expected.
Amelia is an entertainment Streaming Editor at IGN, which means she spends a lot of time analyzing and editing stories on things like Loki, Peacemaker, and The Witcher. In addition to her features and editorial work, she’s also a member of both the Television Critics Association and Critics Choice. A deep love of film and television has kept her happily in the entertainment industry for 7 years.
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