Disney has added Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry to the growing cast of the upcoming series. She-hulk. Goldsberry will play a character named Amelia, but unfortunately, that’s all we know now. The actress joins a cast that includes Tatiana Maslany in the title role, Ginger Gonzaga as her best friend, and Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth, who will both repeat their roles from the MCU as Bruce Banner / The Hulk and The Abomination, respectively.
Renee Goldsberry is best known for her role as Angelica Schuyler in the musical sensation Hamilton, released on Disney + last year. Apart from that, she has had roles across television on series such as Girls5eva, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Altered Carbon and The Good Wife.
The Disney + series is directed by Silicon Valley and Rick and Morty alum Jessica Gao and directed by Kat Coiro (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Anu Valia (AP Bio). The show is directed by Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany and revolves around Jennifer Walters (played by Maslany), a lawyer and cousin of Bruce Banner. Jennifer inherits Banner’s Hulk powers after receiving a blood transfusion from him, but unlike Bruce Banner, when she erodes, Jennifer is able to retain most of her personality, intelligence, and most importantly, emotional control.
“It’s a series about a woman trying to navigate the world and be considered a professional when she’s well over 6’7” – and green, “said Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, during Marvel’s presentation at Last year’s Disney Investor Daily Event. The Marvel boss called the show “very funny” before teasing the arrival of other characters from across the MCU. “Since Jennifer Walters is a lawyer who specializes in superhero-centric litigation, you never know what Marvel characters are I’ll keep popping up from episode to episode, “Feige said.
Feige has since revealed a few more details, describing the series as “a half-hour legal comedy” and something Marvel Studios has “never done before”. He further revealed that the show will find inspiration and “stay true to” the she-hulk run by 1980s writer and artist John Byrne, who took a semi-satirical approach to the character and made her one of the few Marvel’s – Made figures that can break the fourth wall.
Along with the return of Bruce Banner and The Abomination, rumors continue to circulate that she-Hulk will bring Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones back to her knees, with the private investigator hired to assist Jennifer Walters on a case. Nothing has been officially confirmed, but there is no doubt that cheers would break out from the living rooms everywhere should this come to fruition.
She-Hulk has just started filming and is expected to debut on Disney + sometime in 2022. The series is just one of many original content set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe set to debut on Disney +, including Loki, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, What If …?, Ironheart, Secret Invasion and Armor Wars. WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier are already demonstrating that the MCU can very successfully transition to the small screen. This is courtesy of Deadline.
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