She-Hulk smash … hit? The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding with Disney+’s She-Hulk: Attorney at law.
The nine-episode series — which premieres on the streaming giant Thursday, August 18 — follows “Jennifer Walters [as she] navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered Hulk,” the official synopsis reads. Bruce Banner’s cousin Jennifer is Canonically.Mark Ruffalo) and she gains some of his powers after he donates his blood to her after she is injured in a shooting.
She-HulkFeatures a star-studded cast that includes Tatiana MaslanyRuffalo will play the title character and will reprise his role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk). Jameela JamilAs Titania, a fellow superhero Tim Rothas villain Abomination, and many more. HamiltonStar Renée Elise GoldsberryHe will star in a special episode.
Disney+ was created by Jessica Gao,Marvel rejected him three times before he was allowed to take over the latest MCU spinoff.
“I was elated because it was a dream job, but also I’d been rejected by Marvel three times for previous projects, so I was like, ‘I guess fourth time’s the charm!’” the screenwriter, 38, joked at a press event, per Slash FilmThis was earlier in the month. “It was the right project. I’m glad they rejected me so many times.”
Gao also revealed the reasons she was drawn to the project and shared some characteristics of the comic series that fans hope will be in the show.
“For me foundationally, first and foremost was the fourth wall breaking, and the meta humor, and the self-awareness,” she said. “It was the John Byrne run [in the comics]I fell in love with this character because of that. It was so lighthearted and fun, and refreshing.”
Additionally, Ginger Gonzaga — who portrays Nikki Ramos on the show — told Bell Media in June that Gao infused She-Hulk with “a lot of really cool feminist commentary.”
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