Jameela Jamil To Play ‘She-Hulk’ Adversary Titania On Disney+ Series
by Erik Amaya
The Good Place‘s Jameela Jamil is finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will play Titania, the adversary of Jennifer Walters created by Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck in 1984. Growing up small and unpopular, Mary MacPherran accepted Doctor Doom’s offer of powers. The procedure made her super strong and statuesque. And though in Doom’s service for a time, she soon became a constant thorn in She-Hulk’s side. She would also become a member of the Masters of Evil and the Frightful Four. She is also known to have an on-again/off-again relationship with Crusher Creel.
As Marvel refused to comment, it is unclear how much of her past or her associations will matter in the series. As it happens, occasionally Masters of Evil leader Baron Zemo and Creel both have a MCU presence — although the latter’s status all depends on Marvel Studios deciding whether or not to recognize Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as occurring in their multiverse. Then there’s Doom, who no doubt lurks somewhere in the MCU, but has yet to reveal himself.
Tatiana Maslany will star as Jennifer Walters, the New York attorney who ends up with Hulk-like powers when she receives a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner. Mark Ruffalo will make at least one appearance as the Hulk, while Tim Roth will make a surprising return as the Abomination. The series will also feature Ginger Gonzaga as Jennifer’s “best friend.” Take your guess as to who that might be since Hellcat’s status a surprising question mark.
Developed by Rick and Morty‘s Jessica Gao — who also serves as showrunner — the program 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. Veteran It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia director Kat Coiro also serves as an executive producer and will helm several episodes, including the pilot.
She-Hulk is expected to debut in 2022.