The Marvel Cinematic has found its She-Hulk actress, and the choice is incredible and sensational. According to reliable sources, actress Tatiana Maslany is nearing a deal to play the lead role of the upcoming “She-Hulk” series for the Disney Plus streaming service.
Tatiana Maslany who is best know for the series Orphan Black (2013), which ran for five seasons. MAslany, a Saskatchewan, Canadian native, graduated from Dr. Martin LeBoldus High school in 2003and participated as often as possible in school productions where she was well-known for her participation in the Canadian Improv Games. After winning the Emmy for best actress in a drama series in 2016, she recently appeared in the HBO drama, Perry Mason.
She-Hulk and the Maslany casting is just the latest female talent to lead a Marvel project following Kevin Feige’s initiative to diversify the MCU. This latest addition to the universe has Maslany following in the footsteps of Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson in and Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Black Widow movie. and other MCU features.
Deadline broke the announcement of the casting, revealing that Maslany is nearing a deal to play Jennifer Walters, the cousin of Bruce Banner, who inherits his Hulk powers after she receives a blood transfusion from him; but is still able to retain the majority of her personality, intelligence, and emotional control.
Kat Coiro has been tapped as the “She-Hulk” director and executive producer, directing the pilot and additional episodes of the series. Jessica Gao is writing the series and serves as executive producer and showrunner.
“She-Hulk” is just one of several Marvel series in the works at Disney Plus, with several others set to feature stars from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Other series include Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision, both scheduled for debuts later this year, followed by Loki in early 2021. Marvel Studios is also developing the shows Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight as live-action shows.
The project is just one of a handful of anticipated series Marvel Studios is working on for Disney+, with The Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki all in production and set to bow in the next year.
Stay tuned to Comic Watch for more news about this and the other projects in the MCU.
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