Marvel is currently developing several new television shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Disney+, and She-Hulk will reportedly begin filming this year. Previously, Marvel head Kevin Feige confirmed that a She-Hulk series was in development for the streaming service, though updates on its status have been few and far between. Now, a new update suggests the project will start shooting this July in Atlanta, according to a production notice.
Jessica Gao, who won an Emmy for penning the acclaimed Rick and Morty episode Pickle Rick, is on board as the head writer of the series. "I've been chasing She-Hulk for SO long. This is the definition of a dream come true," Gao wrote on Twitter when she landed the gig. Still, one question that remains is who will be playing the show's lead character, as the role of Jennifer Walters has yet to be officially cast. With a reported start date set for this summer, the casting process will likely begin soon, and we'll hopefully know soon who our MCU She-Hulk will be.
Several names have come up as possible contenders to play She-Hulk, with one of the frontrunners with fans including Stephanie Beatriz. Best known for playing tough cop Rosa Diaz on the comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Beatriz has the attitude and physicality needed for the part. For her part, Beatriz responded by saying she "would die" to be able to play She-Hulk, calling her "one of the best characters in that universe." Meanwhile, other possible contenders for She-Hulk suggested by fans include UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and The Mandalorian star Gina Carano.
In the comic books, Jennifer Walter becomes the titular She-Hulk when she is given an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner - better known as the Incredible Hulk. The procedure results in Jennifer acquiring some of the Hulk's attributes, such as green-hued skin and super strength. One key difference between the two is that Jennifer's version of the condition is a bit more mild, allowing her to retain her composure and intelligence when she gets angry. A skilled lawyer, Jennifer also often represents her fellow Marvel superheroes in court with their various legal battles.
She-Hulk is one of many MCU-set shows on its way to Disney+. This includes WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will be arriving on the streaming service this year. Other planned upcoming projects include Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and Hawkeye. It remains to be seen if these various shows will connect to each other or the MCU movies in any major way, though Avengers star Mark Ruffalo has said he's open to appearing in She-Hulk as Bruce Banner.
There's no word yet on when we can expect to see She-Hulk premiering on Disney+, but Kevin Feige has suggested the show would be ready by the end of 2020. This means we may see it streaming on the service sometime this year, though potential delays could bump the series to the first half of 2021. With its production start date reportedly set, more updates on She-Hulk should be forthcoming. This news comes to us from ComicBook.com.