We've got a new Hulk, and Marvel wants you to know that you'll like her when she's angry. By the looks of the first official trailer, which was released in mid-May, we're ready to believe them. The new series is officially titled She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and stars Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who gets hit with gamma rays and inherits the same powers as her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). While Bruce had to deal with a bit of an alter-ego situation when it comes to being the Hulk, Jennifer is able to retain her personality, even when she goes green.
It seems that Jennifer's problem will be primarily finding the best way to help her clients while also becoming famous for her big green energy. The series is coming to Disney+ in August 2022 and will feature a cast of both familiar and new characters.
Here's everything you need to know about the character and the show.
She-Hulk is coming to Disney+ on Aug. 27, 2022. Marvel boss Kevin Feige made the announcement at Disney's Upfronts presentation in New York City on May 17. Feige also unveiled the official trailer for the series, finally letting fans see Jennifer in all of her green glory as she pals around with her cousin Bruce, figures out her new powers, and continues to work as an attorney. Actually, that's the full name of the series: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Marvel Studios showed off the first footage from She-Hulk during the 2021 Disney+ Day celebration, which saw Tatiana Maslany introducing us to Jennifer Walters. While we did get a peek of Jennifer in green, we did not get to see her face. However, her cousin Bruce (Ruffalo) was present and helping Jennifer tame her gamma powers. You can check out the footage at the 12:34 mark of the Disney+ Day Marvel presentation on the streaming service. The link is below.
She-Hulk's casting is perfect. During the Disney investors meeting in December 2020, Marvel Boss Kevin Feige announced that Emmy-winning actress Tatiana Maslany will be playing Jennifer Walters in the show, confirming the casting rumors that have been circulating since September. Maslany is a fan-favorite actress thanks to her stunning performance in BBC America's Orphan Black, which saw her playing 14 wildly different clones over the course of the series. More recently, she starred opposite Matthew Rhys in the first season of HBO's Perry Mason reboot.
Mark Ruffalo will appear as Bruce Banner in She-Hulk. Feige announced in December 2020 that Mark Ruffalo will be appearing in the Disney+ series as Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk.
An OG villain is coming back. Tim Roth will be reprising his role as The Abomination, the villain he played in the second MCU film ever: 2008's The Incredible Hulk. That movie starred Edward Norton as the eponymous hero; Ruffalo took over the role in The Avengers.
A familiar face is joining the fun. The Good Place alum Jameela Jamil is reportedly joining the cast. While Marvel has yet to confirm, Variety reports that Jamil will play Titania -- a super-strength nemesis of She-Hulk.
Expect to see many of your MCU favorites. In a series synopsis released in December 2020, Disney wrote that She-Hulk "will welcome a host of Marvel characters to the series."
Who is She-Hulk? The version we're talking about here is Jennifer Walters, an extremely intelligent lawyer who gives legal aid to various Marvel superheroes. She was created by Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, making her debut in Savage She-Hulk #1 in 1980. In that regard, the show will hew closely to the comics; in December 2020, Disney+ released a She-Hulk synopsis describing Jennifer Walters as "a lawyer who specializes in superhuman-oriented legal cases."
While details about She-Hulk's backstory in the new series have yet to be revealed, the comics may give us a hint about how Jennifer gets her Hulk powers. In the comics, Jen gets shot by some henchman for a crime boss who has it out for her dad, the sheriff. She needs an emergency blood transfusion, and it just so happens that the only available donor with the right blood type is her cousin... Bruce Banner. Her brand new gamma ray-infused blood lets her Hulk out, green skin and all. Like her cousin, She-Hulk is super strong, super-fast, super green, and heals very quickly. Unlike Bruce in the earlier MCU films, Jen retains her intelligence and emotional control when she transforms into She-Hulk, instead of turning into a giant, green, dangerous baby-monster. In more recent comics, Jen transforms permanently instead of switching back and forth.
She-Hulk is being led by a female power team. Jessica Gao, who won an Emmy for writing the Rick and Morty episode "Pickle Rick," is the head writer on the series. Her other credits include Silicon Valley and Robot Chicken. Kat Coiro (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Mick) and Anu Valia (Never Have I Ever) are directing.(Disclosure: Links to retailers may earn money to support our work.)