While Marvel Studio’s film calendar may shift again, its television endeavors carry on.
Besides The Falcon and The Winter Soldier resuming production, the Disney+ She-Hulk series is one step closer to production with Variety reporting director Kat Coiro has joined the project. A veteran of series like Dead to Me and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, she will serve as an executive producer, direct the show’s pilot and a several more episodes. This also means she will set the show’s style and have an hand in casting.
The program will introduce Marvel Cinematic Universe fans to Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s cousin and a New York attorney. When her life is imperiled after an accident, a blood infusion from Bruce gives her Hulk-like powers. Unlike Bruce, she remains in control as the Hulking effect is a permanent change. Well, for them most part anyway. Nevertheless, Jennifer resumes her law practice, forcing opponents in court to adjust to her green skin and larger stature.
Rick and Morty‘s Jessica Gao will serve as showrunner — an appointment which suggests to us that the show will follow the more comical tone of the 2014-2015 She-Hulk series by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido. That series saw Jennifer more as an lawyer than an Avengers; although some of the cases she took on still led to fisticuffs.
Of course, the series still needs to cast Jennifer. Feel free to speculate on who might be a good fit for the part, but we’ll keep our opinion close to the vest.
She-Hulk is expected on Disney+ sometime in 2022.