The TV side of Marvel’s Universe just became a bit cooler with the introduction of She-Hulk.
Tatiana Maslany, best known for her starring role in Orphan Black, has been invited into the Marvel Universe to star in the brand new Disney+ series, She-Hulk.
The She-Hulk Marvel Film is the story of the woman who snagged the superpowers of Bruce Banner (The Hulk) as his fictional cousin.
In real-life, the She-Hulk is known as Jennifer Walters, your everyday attorney. When in She-Hulk mode, she grows large, green, and ultra-powerful, just as the regular Hulk does. Unlike Bruce, who goes full ape when he Hulks out, She-Hulk is able to maintain her intelligence and personality.
Back in the 1990s, Marvel had a live movie set to be made with Brigitte Nielsen starring as the She-Hulk, though the movie never went into production.
The introduction of Tatiana Maslany’s casting is thanks to Deadline, though there are plenty of other big names on the production as well.
Kat Corio, best known as the director of some pretty famous TV shows, such as Modern Family, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and Dead To Me, is set to direct the She-Hulk television pilot, as well as a few other episodes after the fact.
Jessica Gao, best known for acting as the leading showrunner for the critically acclaimed animation show Rick and Morty, will act as the executive producer on the series.
The Short History of the She-Hulk Marvel Film
Back in the 1970s, the comic book industry was going through some rough patches. With the decline of sales, Marvel knew it needed to make some changes. The company began diversifying its lineup, introducing a slew of new characters, including Shang-Chi, Luke Cage, Hellcat, Spider-Woman, and Ms. Marvel.
Spider-Woman was an example of a character created out of intellectual property interest. At the time, Marvel’s most famous character was Spider Man. Afraid that a competing publisher might try to sell a female derivative of the character, Stan Lee came up with Spider Woman.
The same thing happened with She-Hulk.
According to David Anthony Kraft, the original writer of the She-Hulk series, “the character was created under duress. We needed to create a She-Hulk character and get it out within the next thirty seconds.”
DC Comics followed the same path as Marvel, making sure they owned the rights to gender derivatives of its male character.
Though the She-Hulk’s origins aren’t very inspiring, she has become a Marvel Universe staple in modern times. However, since 1979, She-Hulk has struggled to make her way onto the television screen.
Universal was not able to license the character for use until she appeared in Savage She-Hulk #1.
Disney is the owner of Marvel Comics today and has excited Marvel fans everywhere with the introduction of the She-Hulk in her very own television series, stemming from a strange and unknown time in comic book history.
We can only hope that this show lives up to everything Marvel fans have been hoping it would.