Disney Plus will introduce a whole host of new TV shows to the MCU – one of which is She-Hulk, starring Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany as the only-slightly-less-muscular cousin of the big green guy.
We’ve rounded up everything we know about She-Hulk, including the casting, release date and plot details. Keep on reading for more information – and check out the best TV shows on Disney+ right now.
When does She-Hulk start?
Disney hasn’t yet revealed a release date for She-Hulk. However, at the D23 Expo the show was announced to release around the same time as Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight, which puts it in the timeline some time in 2022.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming for the show will commence in March 2021, which also suggests a 2022 release date. Before then, 2021 will play host to some of the delayed MCU shows such as WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Who’s in the She-Hulk cast and crew?
It has been revealed that Tatiana Maslany will star in the main role of She-Hulk, also known as Jennifer Walters (via Deadline). Maslany is best known for starring in Orphan Black, Perry Mason and the film Stronger and Destroyer.
The casting was confirmed by Bruce Banner himself, Mark Ruffalo, on Twitter:
Welcome to the family, cuz! @tatianamaslany #SheHulk https://t.co/VXcaE9Fine
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo)
September 17, 2020
It’s no surprised that Ruffalo made the announcement, as it’s since been confirmed by Disney that he will also appear in the show as Bruce Banner, and hopefully Hulk too – though we don’t know if he’ll have a major role or just a cameo appearance.
There’s another returning actor too, with Tim Roth reprising his role as the Abomination – last seen in the Edward Norton film The Incredible Hulk, which is technically part of MCU canon but often forgotten since Norton was re-cast by the time the first Avengers film rolled around.
No other casting news has yet been revealed, though there is news about talent behind the camera. Jessica Gao will serve as the lead writer of the series, best known for being the mind behind the Rick and Morty Pickle Rick episode.
In addition, Kat Coiro has been tapped to direct numerous episodes of the show, including the pilot. Coiro is best known for her work on the sitcoms It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Shameless and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
What about the She-Hulk plot?
Like many other MCU Disney+ shows, She-Hulk is likely to be an origin superhero story. If you’re not yet familiar, Jennifer Walters is a lawyer and the cousin of Bruce Banner – better known as Hulk.
In the comics, Walters is gunned down by a criminal who is seeking revenge. To save her life, Banner performs an emergency blood transfusion. In doing so, he passes on a portion of his gamma radiation onto her – solidifying her transformation into She-Hulk.
Fortunately, Walter’s doesn’t share her cousin’s uncontrollable rage issues, so she can continue to work as a lawyer even when in Hulk mode. Like Netflix’s Daredevil, we imagine this show will combine law drama and superheroes in a rather unique way.
How to watch She-Hulk
As with other TV shows in the MCU, She-Hulk will be a Disney Plus exclusive. If you haven’t yet got an account on Disney+, it costs £5.99/$6.99 per month for a rolling subscription, and £59.99/$69.99 for an annual pass. You can sign up for Disney Plus here.