SHE-HULK Will Be Half-Hour Legal Comedy
The Disney+ series will star Tatiana Maslany as Jen Walters, She-Hulk.
During the Walt Disney Company’s Investors Day online presentation, Marvel Studios President and Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige revealed more details about the upcoming She-Hulk series on DisneyPlus. Apparently, the studio will be experimenting with a new procedural format in the half hour series, and now, the show sounds more exciting than ever!
She-Hulk still has no expected release date. But here is what we do know so far about the upcoming series on Disney+.
Tatiana Maslany IS SHE-HULK
We already confirmed this on MarvelBlog. However, the show will star Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany as Jen Walters (which was confirmed after some confusion). Maslany broke her silence on social media, posting a message on instagram that read, “💚💚💚It’s offishulk!!!! 💚💚💚 Beyond excited to be Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk for @disneyplus @marvelstudios !!!!!!!!!”
Mark Ruffalo Returning As Hulk
At Disney Investor Day, it was announced that Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner (A.K.A. Hulk) on the big screen in the MCU, would be appearing on the Disney+ series. For his part, before the official announcement, Ruffalo teased that he would be excited to return to the role if he could smash alongside his cousin, Jennifer Walters.
Since the official announcement that the Hulk would appear in She-Hulk, the actor has remained silent. My guess: it’s because the poor dude just can’t stay silent about spoilers, no matter how hard he tries. He is notorious for MCU spoilers. Ruffalo is a cast member through and through; he has so much enthusiasm for the role that sometimes things just slip.
Tim Roth’s Abomination Returning
That isn’t the only big news Feige revealed during the presentation. He also announced the return of Tim Roth, who played the role of Abomination in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, which featured Edward Norton in his only appearance as the character of Bruce Banner.
She-Hulk Will Be Legal Comedy
Another detail that Feige revealed about the She-Hulk series is that it will be feature a half-hour legal comedy format – a dramatic departure from any of the television stories currently planned for the MCU (even from the upcoming WandaVision, which reportedly falls into a classic sitcom format).
According to Comicbook.com via Emmy Magazine, Feige confirmed that She-Hulk will be a half-hour format, rather than the hour-long episodes the studio chose for its other television series.
She-Hulk: Law and Disorder
Could this mean that the She-Hulk Disney+ series will take inspiration from the 2014 She-Hulk Marvel Comics series, by Charles Soule (writer), Javier Pulido (artist), Ron Wimberly (artist), Munsta Vicente (color artist), Rico Renzi (color artist), and Clayton Cowles (letterer)?
In that series, titled Law and Disorder, Shulkie graduates from Big Super Hero Law and hangs out her own shingle, opening The Offices of Jennifer Walters, Esq., Attorney-At-Law. And soon, the gamma-powered gal is embroiled in a series of cases testing her wit and her brawn. As she fights injustice, she tangles with characters like Doctor Doom and goes on drunken heists with her BFF, Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!
You can read more about the series at Charles Soule’s WordPress. You can access the blog at this LINK.
Which legal cases do you hope to see She-Hulk shoulder? Do you think we will see one of the lawyers from Nelson and Murdock, Attorneys at Law in the courtroom?