Marvel Studios have made a number of huge announcements about upcoming additions to the MCU, with one of the most exciting being a solo series for the fan-favourite character: She-Hulk.
Here’s everything you need to know about her live-action debut…
When is She-Hulk going to be released on Disney+?
The series is expected to premiere at some point in 2022, although no official release date has yet been confirmed. The series is set to start filming in Atlanta in August 2020.
Who is She-Hulk?
She-Hulk made her first appearance in November 1979’s Savage She-Hulk #1, which reveals her dramatic origin story. Jennifer Walters is a skilled lawyer and the cousin of Bruce Banner (aka The Incredible Hulk), who is gunned down by a crime boss with a vendetta against her.
With her life on the line, Banner performs an emergency blood transfusion which sees him pass some of his gamma radiation onto her, transforming her into She-Hulk. A recent casting call has hinted that this comic-accurate origin story will indeed make it into the show.
Walters doesn’t suffer from the same anger issues as her cousin which has allowed her to keep her day job even when in Hulk form, recently establishing her very own legal practice in the Marvel comic books.
While we don’t know who’s starring in She-Hulk, we have heard some news about behind-the-camera talent. Jessica Gao will serve as the lead writer of the series, fresh off her Emmy win for penning Rick and Morty’s famous Pickle Rick episode. Author and Deadpool comic book writer Dana Schwartz is also on board as a writer.
Will She-Hulk crossover with the MCU movies?
Marvel are taking a different approach with their Disney+ shows than they did with the likes of Agents of SHIELD and Netflix’s The Defenders. While their previous TV offerings were technically set in the MCU, their links with the movies were tenuous at best.