We know that ‘She-Hulk‘ has been announced as one of first three original live-action Marvel superheroes set to be introduced on Disney+ but outside of that little, has been revealed. Now, we know that Jessica Gao, who won an Emmy for her work on the episode “Pickle Rick” for ‘Rick and Morty’, is going to pen the series. She has been tasked to both develop the upcoming streaming show and lead a writing team for Marvel Studios to bring Jennifer Walters to life.
Kevin Feige first announced ‘She-Hulk’, ‘Moon Knight’, and ‘Ms. Marvel’ at Disney’s D23 Fan Expo this year, and this is the first follow up detail for the show that has been announced as a director, and casting is still either shrouded in mystery or undecided.
‘She-Hulk’ is the cousin of Bruce Banner and was the last major character who Stan Lee co-created with John Buscema for Marvel comics in 1980. Jennifer Walters is Bruce Banner’s cousin and was a successful attorney. She needed a blood transfusion, and Banner stepped in. The blood turned her into She-Hulk and had the notable difference from Hulk that Walters is able to keep both her intelligence and personality when transforming. Of course, in the current story arc her rage has been overpowering her logic after being nearly beaten to death by Thanos and coming out of her coma with her cousin being dead so she hasn’t been in full control of her actions.
She-Hulk has been a typical superhero that ended up as one of the ‘Fantastic Four’ and in recent years, had a focus on her lawyer side in a more comedic take on the character. These days, she is an Avenger who is coming to terms with her new lack of control.
As Gao has tended to write comedy in the past, it seems natural to predict that we’ll be given the more comedic take.
The one thing we can all hope for is that they stay true to She-Hulk’s origin and drag Mark Ruffalo into the Disney+ series!
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter