Writer-director Kat Coiro is in talks with Marvel and is, according to Deadline, currently in negotiations to direct the pilot and several subsequent episodes of Marvels’ She-Hulk series for Disney+. Coiro (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will executive produce on the upcoming series.
Marvel has not yet released a statement, but Rick and Morty’s Jessica Gao will reportedly be leading the writers room. Gao wrote the famous Pickle Rick episode, and has also contributed to Comedy Central’s Corporate and HBO’s Silicon Valley.
She-Hulk, one of the last original characters co-created by the prolific Stan Lee at Marvel, differs from her male-cousin counterpart in that when Jennifer Walters “Hulks out,” she maintains her original intelligence and personality, while of course gaining considerable strength.
Casting choices have not yet been revealed–there aren’t even rumors yet–but there have been hints that Mark Ruffalo is open to the possibility of reprising his role. Speaking with Variety earlier this year, Ruffalo said, “There’s some talk of having Banner/Hulk show up in She-Hulk. If we come up with something good, that would be really interesting. Right now that’s about it. That’s all there is on the table.”
It’d be reasonable to expect some sizable delays before further and additional concrete information about the show surfaces. In addition to coronavirus-related complications on production, Marvel is currently a little backed up: Projects including The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Eternals, and the super-weird WandaVision have all been delayed. There’s not likely to be any new major Marvel releases for the rest of the year.
Coiro’s next film, Marry Me, starring Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, and Sarah Silverman is due out Valentine’s Day 2021.
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