She-Hulk: Lawyer News, Rumors, Cast & Release Date
The final live-action Marvel series of 2022 is She-Hulk, starring Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany as the big green man’s only slightly less muscular cousin.
This new series will be a crucial part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We’ve gathered everything we know about She-Hulk, including the casting, release date and plot details. Keep reading to learn more and watch the best TV shows on Disney+ now.
When does She-Hulk start?
She-Hulk will be released on August 17, 2022. Like other Disney+ series, episodes will appear weekly. The show will consist of ten episodes in total.
She-Hulk joins Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight in the 2022 MCU live-action series lineup.
Is there a trailer for She-Hulk?
Yes, the first trailer for She-Hulk is here, showing Jennifer Walters struggling to balance her newfound green powers with her career. However, it seems to have its perks when it comes to her love life…
The second trailer for She-Hulk was released at comic-con, showing the return of Wong and Matt Murdock/Daredevil:
There is also the official poster for the series:
The second official post shows off Jennifer in her human form:
Who is in the cast and crew of She-Hulk?
Tatiana Maslany stars in the lead role of She-Hulk, aka Jennifer Walters (via Deadline). Maslany is best known for starring in Orphan Black, Perry Mason and the movie Stronger and Destroyer.
The casting was confirmed by Bruce Banner himself, Mark Ruffalo, on Twitter:
It’s no surprise that Ruffalo made the announcement, as Disney has since confirmed that he will also appear on the show as Bruce Banner/Hulk. Judging by the trailer, he will play a substantial role in the series.
There’s also another returning actor, with Tim Roth reprising his role as the Abomination – last seen in the Edward Norton movie The Incredible Hulk, which is technically part of the MCU canon but often forgotten since Norton was recast by the time the first Avengers movie rolled around.
They are joined by Ginger Gonzaga. According to Deadline, Gonzaga will play Walters’ best friend. We now know this will be Nikki Ramos.
Deadline revealed that Renée Elise Goldsberry will be playing a character named Amelia. Details about the role are kept secret. Goldsberry is best known for playing Angelica Schuyler in the Hamilton movie on Disney Plus and is also one of the main protagonists of the new Tina Fey led show, Girls5eva.
Radio DJ and star of The Good Place, Jameela Jamil, has been cast in a lead role for the series. She plays Walter’s nemesis, Titania, a woman who is given superpowers by Doctor Doom.
Josh Segarra (of The Electric Company, Sirens and Arrow fame) is also part of the show, but his exact role has not been confirmed.
The second trailer revealed that Charlie Cox will be reprising his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil – which is fitting considering this is a series about lawyers. His character and storyline have already been expanded with Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye.
The second trailer also revealed that Benedict Wong will reprise his role as Wong, best known for the Doctor Strange series.
Jessica Gao will serve as the lead writer on the series, best known as the ghost behind the Rick and Morty Pickle Rick episode.
Kat Coiro has been tapped to direct numerous episodes of the show, including the pilot. Coiro is best known for her work on the sitcoms It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Shameless and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Anu Valia will also direct. Valia wrote, shot and directed the Sundance Film Festival winning short film, Lucia, Before and After. She also directed episodes of several shows, including Never Have I Ever and Mixed-ish.
What about the She-Hulk plot?
Like many other MCU Disney+ shows, She-Hulk will be an original superhero story. If you’re not already famous, Jennifer Walters is a lawyer and the cousin of Bruce Banner – better known as Hulk.
In the comics, Walters is shot by a criminal seeking revenge. To save her life, Banner performs an emergency blood transfusion. In doing so, he passes some of his gamma rays on to her, which enhances her transformation into She-Hulk.
The second trailer shows that Walters is quite comfortable with her newfound powers – and may even have more power than her cousin. However, she really wants to focus on her career as a lawyer. She gets the chance to marry the two when her company sets up a brand new superhero division.
Fortunately, Walters doesn’t share her cousin’s uncontrollable tantrums, so she can continue working as a lawyer even in Hulk mode. Disney has described the show as a “legal comedy,” so we think this will be a little less gritty than Netflix’s Daredevil — another show that combined the worlds of law and superheroes.
Co-director Kat Coiro revealed to IGN that there will be “some big surprises regarding the fourth wall,” which will disappear regularly during this show.
How to watch She-Hulk
As with other TV shows in the MCU, She-Hulk will be a Disney Plus exclusive. If you don’t already have an account on Disney+, it costs $7.99 / £7.99 per month for an ongoing subscription and $79.99 / £79.90 for an annual pass. You can sign up for Disney+ here.