After making Kat Coiro as director, Marvel Studios seems to have identified its star to take over the title role in its She-Hulk series.
Sources told Deadline that Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany is the choice to play the title character in Marvel’s She-Hulk series for Disney+. Deadline told on Tuesday that Coiro would direct several episodes along with the pilot, for the series and the show has its actress for the highly coveted role.
Marvel didn’t immediately return a call for comment. Jessica Gao, the writer of Rick and Morty, has already been tapped to lead the writer’s room.
The major character to be co-created by Stan Lee, She-Hulk is Jennifer Walters, an attorney and cousin of Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk.
The transfusion of blood during an emergency from her cousin gives Walters her powers, but unlike Banner/Hulk, She-Hulk was able to keep her intelligence and personality when she Hulked out.
This project is considered to be one of a handful of anticipated series Marvel Studios is working on for Disney+, with The Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki all in production and set to be out next year.
Maslany who became the latest female talent to lead a Marvel project in the footsteps of Brie Larson in Captain Marvel and Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Black Widow movie.
The head of Marvel Kevin Feige has made it his mission to diversify the MCU and this latest addition to the universe does just that.
Previously known for her Emmy-winning role in Orphan Black, Maslany is coming off her highly-lauded role in HBO’s Perry Mason opposite Matthew Rhys.
Meanwhile, she has been seen in the Lionsgate pic Stronger and Destroyer in the film side. Maslany has also appeared on Broadway opposite Bryan Cranston and Tony Goldwyn in 2018’s Network.