A new rumor concerning the upcoming She-Hulk series reveals the character’s origin as well as a casting description for the type of actor Marvel Studios is looking for.
The rumor comes from The Illuminerdi, who detail that Marvel Studios is looking for “an actress with comedic chops in the 26 to 34-year old range” to play She-Hulk. They also detail that “they are leaving the casting open to all races.”
Not only does The Illuminerdi provide this casting description, but they also provided details about Marvel’s plans for the show.
The show is expected to be very similar to the She-Hulk found in the pages of Marvel Comics. The Illuminderdi reports she will acquire her Hulk-like abilities after receiving a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner. She is also expected to be a lawyer.
In fact, this rumor details that Walters will receive the blood transfusion after getting shot. She is also expected to become a member of the Avengers in the future.
In the comics, Jennifer Walters is the daughter of an L.A. County Sheriff and works as an attorney in the greater Los Angeles area. She is fatally wounded in a mob hit in Savage She-Hulk #1.
Luckily, her cousin Bruce Banner is visiting her during the hit. With no other viable donors to donate blood to Walters, he ends up giving his own blood in an emergency transfusion. Due to the gamma radiation in his blood, Walters turns into a larger hulking figure like her cousin.
As for Marvel’s desire for an actress with comedic chops, it appears they might be drawing inspiration from the Sensational She-Hulk series by John Byrne. In that run of comics, Walters breaks the fourth wall at various points in the story. Much like what Ryan Reynolds does in a Deadpool film.
However, there is no word on how She-Hulk will look during the show and what she will be wearing. In the comics, Walters’ hulk form was molded by her subconscious desires for an ideal female form.
The Who What and When of the She-Hulk Series
Given, She-Hulk is expected to receive a blood transfusion from Bruce Banner, this most likely means Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as Hulk for the Disney Plus series. Ruffalo has expressed interest to Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige about reprising his role as Bruce Banner in the She-Hulk series.
There was also a rumor back in April 2019 that indicted Hulk would appear in the She-Hulk series.
The Illuminerdi also reports shooting for the series will begin in six months. Rick and Morty writer Jessica Gao is expected to be the head writer on the series. Sources close to Illuminerdi have indicated that the script is not complete.
There are rumors that the show will also introduce Red Hulk.
She-Hulk is expected to debut on Disney Plus in 2021. It will be a packed year for Marvel Studios with three films hitting theaters in Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor Love and Thunder.
2021 will also see the release of the third Spider-Man film. There is also a rumored Sony and Marvel collaboration film with current rumors and speculation indicating it could be a Spider-Woman film.