Avengers star Mark Ruffalo is on board to appear as The Incredible Hulk on the upcoming She-Hulk series for Disney+, and will soon have talks with Marvel Studios about his potential involvement. At this year's D23 Expo, it was announced a live-action She-Hulk series was in development for Disney+, and the show would be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As Ruffalo has been playing Bruce Banner in every Avengers movie, this opens the door for him to reprise the role for She-Hulk, and some recent comments from the actor suggest there's a really good chance we'll be seeing his version of the Hulk on the series.
According to Ruffalo, he's on board for an appearance in She-Hulk, and says he's going to have talks with Marvel head Kevin Feige about his possible inclusion. "I'm supposed to go talk to Mr. Feige to see if there's some place [for Hulk to appear in She-Hulk]," Ruffalo stated in a recent interview. When pressed on the matter and directly asked if he would like to appear on the Disney+ series, Ruffalo added: "Sure, why not? It's been a great ride." Given that the She-Hulk character's origin story in the comics is that she is given her powers through a blood transfusion with her cousin Bruce Banner, there's definitely a place for the Hulk on the upcoming series, so let's hope Ruffalo and Feige are on the same page.
The lead role of Jennifer Walters has yet to be officially cast, but some names have already been discussed by fans for some popular dream casting choices. Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz comes up often to play She-Hulk in these discussions, and it even reached the point where the actress herself responded by saying she "would die" to play that role. Ruffalo himself has another name in mind to play Jennifer, recently telling Entertainment Tonight he thinks Tessa Thompson would be a "great She-Hulk." Of course, it's worth noting Thompson already has a presence in the MCU, playing Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame. She will also reprise the role in the upcoming sequel Thor: Love and Thunder.
In the Marvel comics, Jennifer Walters gets her Hulk-like powers as the result of an emergency blood transfusion with The Incredible Hulk. This gives her super strength and green-hued skin, but unlike the Hulk, She-Hulk is able to retain her intelligence and composure when she gets angry. As Jennifer, the superheroine also works as an attorney at law, and has often represented other superheroes in various court cases against them. The She-Hulk series will likely retain many of these same elements of the character, but no plot details have been officially confirmed at this time.
An official premiere date for She-Hulk on Disney+ has not yet been revealed. The series will also be joining other upcoming MCU-set shows based on Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Ms Marvel, and many others. In the meantime, Disney is offering subscribers plenty of Marvel movies set in the MCU to watch on the streaming service, with more to arrive in the future. This news comes to us from People.