Who will play She-Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's upcoming show for Disney+? No one knows. But a rumor started spreading last week that Marvel was looking for an "Alison Brie-type" for the role of She-Hulk, aka Jennifer Walters, cousin of The Hulk, aka Bruce Banner. The Community, Mad Men, and GLOW star herself had a perfect response to the rumor. And now we have at least one quality piece of fan art showing how Alison Brie could look in the role, if cast.
Alison Brie is certainly not the only name to be thrown out there for She-Hulk, and she's not even the only actress to get fan art showing how she could look in the role. But since the week was filled with Alison Brie as She-Hulk rumors, famed digital artist BossLogic put together some fan art on how he felt Alison Brie could look as Marvel's new hero:
What do you think? Her current role as Ruth Wilder in GLOW definitely shows she has the action chops, plus the humor that goes along with being a Marvel star.
That said, BossLogic quickly followed with another option beyond Alison Brie, although at least half in jest. In Marvel Comics, Jennifer Walters becomes She-Hulk when she gets injured and gets an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, acquiring a milder and more controlled version of The Hulk's powers. But Jennifer is also a skilled lawyer, and that's where BossLogic jumped in with the suggestion of Jessica Biel from I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry:
Hey, Jessica Biel IS one of the 12 women CinemaBlend named as potential She-Hulk stars. Rosario Dawson is another one on the list, and she already had a great response to some fan art showing how she could look in the role. The Mandalorian's Gina Carano has also come up as an option, and she also got some fan art showing how she could look as She-Hulk. There's no shortage of options and no shortage of artistic creativity out there when it comes to imagining how She-Hulk could look.
Of course, it's early days for She-Hulk. The Disney+ series isn't even on the list for 2021, never mind 2020. We don't know the exact direction Marvel Studios is going to want to take the character. Mark Ruffalo is reportedly in early talks to show up as Bruce Banner for the series, which would make sense, but the door is wide open for whoever is cast in the lead role. She could be an established star like the names above, or Marvel could choose to establish a new star by casting someone unknown.
Mark Ruffalo named his choice for She-Hulk, even though she's already playing another prominent character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! I would imagine he doesn't want to throw too many names out there as favorites, because if Marvel casts someone else, maybe that would be awkward to have to admit he did not pick her.
Since names keep getting thrown out there, who is your choice to play She-Hulk? Would you like it to be Alison Brie or someone else?
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