Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Antithesis of Superhero Narratives

She’s a really good lawyer. And just so happens to have an alter-ego that is the Hulk’s cousin. And…she’s green.

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With Ms Marvel having only two episodes left and Thor: Love and Thunder coming out on July 7, 2022, the next project on the Marvel Studios horizon is She-Hulk. The Disney Plus original show is coming out on August 17 and features Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters / She-Hulk.

In an interview with Empire, Walters describes the show as having “the antithesis of most superhero narratives.” Unlike the superheroes who accept their duty and responsibility, Walters is someone who tries to flee from her newfound powers. This rejection causes tension between Jennifer and She-Hulk, Walters’ alter-ego.

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It isn’t only She-Hulk who is facing problems. Walters is Bruce Banner’s cousin, but more than that, she is a lawyer who deals with superhuman law cases. Her law career is in an incredibly male-dominant field, and her rivals are “incredibly vicious and hierarchal.” Fans can expect a lot of fun cameos and characters whom Walters will defend or oppose in court. Maslany describes the series as “this really absurd take on a legal show.”

One rumored cameo for the show is Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil. Cox first reprised his role in Marvel’s Netflix show Daredevil in Spider-Man: No Way Home, where he was Peter’s lawyer. Additionally, Vincent D’Onofrio appeared as Kingpin in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye; chances are high for Matt Murdock to appear in She-Hulk and Kingpin to appear in Marvel Studios’ Echo, a spin-off series featuring Echo from Hawkeye that will likely premiere in 2023.

In addition to Maslany appearing as the titular character, other characters who will appear include Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong (last seen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness). Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry will also appear.

For more news about She-Hulk, click here to read our review on the trailer that dropped on May 18th. Check out our other Marvel-related articles here and stay tuned for more news about the upcoming nine-episode Marvel Studios’ Disney Plus show.

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