After months and months of waiting, we are finally starting to get some Marvel related news. Firstly, there have been multiple reports of Black Widow‘s apparent theatrical release. Secondly, rumours were afloat that Lovecraft Country‘s Jonathan Majors has been cast as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man 3. Thirdly, it was confirmed that Kat Coiro will direct She-Hulk. And, on top of all that, we have casting news for She-Hulk.
According to Deadline, Tatiana Maslany has been cast as She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters herself. Maslany has previously worked in projects like Perry Mason (Which is actually produced by Marvel alum Robert Downey Jr.), Orphan Black, 3Below: Tales of Arcadia, Trollhunters, Destroyer, Drunk History, Woman in Gold, Parks and Recreation, and more. So, it’ll be interesting to see her work alongside talented individuals like director Coiro (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and writer Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty)
Shortly after the news was broken, Mark Ruffalo (Who is rumoured to make an appearance in the She-Hulk) and Marvel fans celebrated Tatiana’s entry into the ever-expanding cinematic universe. Check it out:
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) September 17, 2020
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) September 18, 2020
HULK HAPPY! pic.twitter.com/mmzdKflPS2
— zedbearhorror (@zedbearhorror) September 17, 2020
I LOVE HER! She’s an awesome actress and Orphan Black is one of my favorite series.
— Ghee.Buttersnaps (@PurpleFilms88) September 17, 2020
Did some Quick Edits just to see what Tatiana Maslany Might look like as Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk ! Gotta admit I’m Pretty Sure She is Gonna be Amazing ! #SheHulk #Marvel #DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/P70Ud0XhVo
— Tom SU (@DrawsTom) September 17, 2020
Great Casting Choice!! Real MVP here 👇 She knows how to cast great actors for great roles. pic.twitter.com/lSTdkvpLoO
— Darth Edwin (@DarthEdwin77) September 17, 2020
— 🎮🎧🎮 (@X23__Wolverine) September 17, 2020
According to the comics, Maslany’s character i.e. Jennifer Walters is a lawyer. And many have speculated that she’ll probably be tied-in with Spider-Man’s story. Why? If you remember, at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) identity was revealed to the public by J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) and he was slapped with some serious accusations. So, there’s a fair chance that Parker will be dealing with him legally and since the web-head is no lawyer, Walters will help him clean up his image. In my opinion, that’ll be interesting to watch.