It's been over a year since we first got word that Marvel and Disney+ would be bringing fans a show based on the heroics of Bruce Banner's similarly hulked-out cousin, Jennifer Walters, a.k.a. She-Hulk. There has been a lot of speculation about who would star as the titular character, as well as whether or not a certain big-screen green guy would be making an appearance, and now the show has confirmed who will be our She-Hulk, Mark Ruffalo's appearance, and more exciting developments for the new series.
Thanks to a major (truly major) update today from Disney+ and Marvel, we now know that Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany will, in deed, take on the role of Jennifer Walters in the upcoming series. But, fans will also be treated to at least one appearance from Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and, wait for it...Tim Roth as the Abomination.
That last bit of info, especially, is a lot to take in, so let's start with the item that is incredibly welcomed, but less surprising. After early fan support and rumors about stars such as Rosario Dawson (who will now have a totally different Disney+ series to star in) and G.L.O.W.'s Alison Brie potentially heading up She-Hulk, we started to hear that Tatiana Maslany was cast in the role. But, that news went unconfirmed for several months, as Maslany herself gave a statement about the possible casting that, well, cast a lot of doubt on her being in the lead. That was just in mid-October, so it now looks like that was just an evasive maneuver on Maslany's part to keep the news under wraps.
Obviously, the casting of Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters / She-Hulk is great news, as fans of her work on Orphan Black, where she played a series of clones with often very different accents, personalities and hairstyles, can attest. The woman can basically do anything, so fans who've been waiting to see She-Hulk brought to life on screen will have a treat on their hands when the show finally debuts.
For his part, Mark Ruffalo was super excited himself upon hearing that his Bruce would be getting some on-camera hulk-help from his cousin Jennifer, and when She-Hulk was announced, he quickly let everyone know he was glad that the series was coming. But, we didn't know if any of that meant that he would play some sort of part in the show, with Ruffalo only confirming, back in March, that there were early talks going on. Now we know that he will be around, at least a little, even if it means we only get to see him give Jen that blood transfusion which leads to her own continued hulk-a-thon.
Now, the biggest and most surprising announcement when it comes to She-Hulk is the appearance of Tim Roth as the Abomination. For those who don't remember, because it has been quite a while, Roth played Emil Blonsky / Abomination in the 2008 film The Incredible Hulk, and while there had been rumors that he was in talks to play the character again in Avengers: Age of Ultron, that never came to pass. Now, he'll be able to bring the monstrous bad guy, who was last known to be in custody after Hulk nearly strangled him to death, back to the screen.
All in all, this news is super exciting for everyone who'd been waiting to hear more about what to expect from She-Hulk. The writer's room closed up shop months ago, in May, so, hopefully they'll be able to start filming soon and provide even more updates. Be sure to stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest on She-Hulk and the many cool new Marvel shows coming to Disney+ in the next couple of years!