It may have been over a decade since we've had a Hulk solo film with The Incredible Hulk - but now the hero's cousin aka She-Hulk is getting her very own Disney+ series.
Orphan Black favourite Tatiana Maslany will be taking on the role of the new green goliath, who is an accomplished lawyer named Jennifer Walters until she gets an emergency blood transfusion from Bruce Bunner and becomes a superhero herself.
The cast has shaped up quite nicely, with Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth returning as The Hulk and The Abomination, respectively.
We also have some exciting new characters also - with Jameela Jamil, Ginger Gonzaga and Renée Elise Goldsberry all joining in roles as either Walters' friends or foes.
The official synopsis for She-Hulk: Attorney At Law reveals that it "follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk".
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Here's everything you need to know about She-Hulk: Attorney At Law.
She-Hulk release date and time
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will premiere on Disney Plus on Thursday 18th August 2022 at 8am BST.
The premiere had originally been slated for the day before on 17th August but has since been pushed back to release every new episode on Thursdays.
This will also avoid clashing with the upcoming Star Wars series Andor, which will release on Wednesdays.
The series will consist of nine episodes and is expected to conclude on 13th October 2022.
Director Kat Coiro will helm episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, and 9, while Anu Valia directs episodes 5, 6, and 7.
Jessica Gao serves as the head writer across the whole series.
The following cast members have been confirmed for She-Hulk: Attorney At Law.
- Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters
- Jameela Jamil as Titania
- Josh Segarra as Pug
- Ginger Gonzaga as Nikki Ramos
- Jon Bass as TBC
- Renée Elise Goldsberry as Mallory Brook
- Tim Roth as Abomination/Emil Blonsky
- Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk/Bruce Banner
- Benedict Wong as Wong
- Drew Matthews as Dennis Bukowski
- Charlie Cox as Daredevil/Matt Murdock
Tatiana Maslany will play Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk in her self-titled series, after rising to prominence on the acclaimed sci-fi drama Orphan Black, where she played multiple roles.
Meanwhile, Mark Ruffalo is confirmed to be reprising his popular Avengers role of Bruce Banner, last seen with a firm grip on his anger issues in 2019's Endgame.
The footage for the series as shown as part of Disney Plus Day shows Jennifer and Bruce interacting heavily as he teaches her about her powers.
Bruce appears in his human guise and also as "Smart Hulk" suggesting no more rage blackouts for the superhero.
In a long-suspected move, Tim Roth is finally returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the villainous Abomination, who was first introduced in 2008's The Incredible Hulk starring Edward Norton.
He was incarcerated at the end of the movie but his whereabouts in the decade since have not been disclosed, so expect the She-Hulk series to fill in some blanks.
In January 2021, Ginger Gonzaga was added to the cast of the series and revealed to be playing Jennifer Walters' best friend, (via Deadline) but her character's name Nikki was not confirmed until the trailer premiered.
In April 2021 Deadline reported the news that Renée Elise Goldsberry, best known for playing Angelica in Hamilton, would appear in the series.
In the comics, her character Mallory Brook is a renowned lawyer dubbed "The Face Who's Never Lost a Case" and has an antagonistic relationship with Walters.
Elsewhere, it was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter in June 2021 that The Good Place star Jameela Jamil will take on the role of villain Titania.
In the comics, Titania is a long-time rival of She-Hulk and possesses super strength. Recent years have seen her transform from a villain into an anti-hero.
In the series, Titania is a social media-obsessed individual who is obsessed with She-Hulk.
The trailer's release also confirmed that Benedict Wong will reprise his role as sorcerer supreme Wong who was recently seen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Spider-Man: No Way Home and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Finally, San Diego Comic-Con 2022 saw it confirmed that Charlie Cox will reprise his role as Daredevil/Matt Murdock in the new Marvel series.
Teasing Murdock's role in the series, director Kat Coiro told Entertainment Weekly: They match each other's wits, is what I can say.
"I am definitely excited for Daredevil to make his appearance, because I think he's going to be a crowd favorite. But I can't tell you anything else about that. The Marvel police is a real thing and I don't want to get arrested by them."
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TV Line also reports that she added: “Charlie and Tatianna have SUCH great chemistry together. It’s really, really fun seeing them together — like, it really has the vibe of like an old Howard Hawks movie."
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.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law trailer
On Tuesday 17th May 2022, Disney released the full trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney At Law.
The footage showed off Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters while also teasing the comeback of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner aka The Hulk.
When the clip was released it was revealed that Benedict Wong would reprise his role as sorcerer supreme Wong in the series, while also giving a look at Tim Roth as Abomination/Emil Blonsky.
Catch the clip below.
Now a new trailer has been released for the show during San Diego Comic Con 2022 which also confirmed the appearance of Charlie Cox as Daredevil/Matt Murdock in the series.
The blind lawyer from Hell's Kitchen will also be debuting his comic book yellow and red costume in the series if the trailer is anything to go by.
We expect lots from this pairing in the episodes - will the lawyers be rivals in the courtroom and on the streets?
Catch the clip above.
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.
How will She-Hulk fit into the MCU?
While Marvel's previous TV offerings (e.g. Agents of SHIELD) were technically set in the MCU, their links with the movies were tenuous at best.
In fact, in an interview with Bloomberg, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said: "If you want to understand everything in future Marvel movies, you’ll probably need a Disney+ subscription."
And with the inclusion of Mark Ruffalo in the She-Hulk cast, it seems safe to assume that the universe's angriest cousins will eventually team up in an Avengers movie.
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