She-Hulk is on the way to Disney+ to deliver a comedy series that already sounds very different from the likes of WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki, but a lot of what's in store has been shrouded in secrecy. Now, The Good Place alumna Jameela Jamil has come out and confirmed her casting, which was first reported back in June but not official from the actress herself. In a fun twist, Jamil broke the official news with an action-packed video!
The video, which Jameela Jamil posted on Twitter, doesn't exactly give away plot details about what's on the way with She-Hulk, but Jamil herself is clearly fighting fit for some action sequences. Take a look!
In the video, Jameela Jamil also confirmed that She-Hulk is still on track for a 2022 release, which places it after some other MCU Disney+ shows that have yet to premiere. One rumor that she didn't settle one way or the other was the identity of her character in She-Hulk, which she'll play opposite leading lady Tatiana Maslany. That said, the initial reports of Jamil's casting identified her character as Titania, a Marvel supervillain possessing incredible strength in the comics who stood as a rival for Jennifer Walters as She-Hulk.
That said, Titania wasn't the first villain attached to She-Hulk, and the other is one who will arrive with some existing MCU history. Tim Roth will reprise his role as Abomination/Emil Blonsky, which he originated all the way back in The Incredible Hulk in 2008 when Edward Norton still played Bruce Banner. Abomination will appear in the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, although it hasn't been confirmed if Roth will reprise the character for the film. If so, the movie would be his first MCU appearance since 2008 with its September 2021 release. So, will Abomination be She-Hulk's big villain, or Jameela Jamil if she is indeed playing Titania?
Only time will tell on that front, but the video that Jameela Jamil posted indicates that her character will be in the thick of the action, and not requiring the kind of visual effects necessary for Tim Roth's Abomination. She has officially joined a cast comprised of Tatiana Maslany as leading lady Jennifer Walters, who is a lawyer specializing in superhuman-oriented cases; Mark Ruffalo returning to his role as Bruce Banner, a.k.a. Jennifer's cousin; Renée Elise Goldsberry of Hamilton fame; and Ginger Gonzaga of Kidding.
No premiere date for She-Hulk has been announced at the time of writing, other than 2022. It will officially follow WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki, which have all premiered and finished their initial runs on Disney+. Additionally, the What If...? animated series launches on August 11, and Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye (with another Avenger reprising his role, like Mark Ruffalo for She-Hulk) are expected in late 2021. For now, you can always revisit the Disney+ MCU series that have released so far, as well as plenty of other Marvel content available on the Disney streamer.