By Stephen Ippolito | December 21st, 2020
During Disney’s Investor Day on December 10, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige finally confirmed that Tatiana Maslany would star as Jennifer Walters in the upcoming She-Hulk series for Disney+. He also described the show as being very funny, suggesting that it will be a comedic genre.
In a new interview with Emmy Magazine, Feige doubled down on that description and said the show will be a “half-hour legal comedy.” He also said that it will be nothing like anything they’ve done before and that the story will be similar to John Byrne’s run with the character (1989-1994).
It was always known that Marvel Studios’ storytelling for Disney+ was going to be creatively different from its theatrical films. Having longer formatted content allows them to do more and experiment. I’m sure She-Hulk will still have a fair amount of high-quality fights, especially since the Abomination is going to be in it. But when Tatiana Maslany’s is not hulking out, it sounds like the series will be something along the lines of Boston Legal and Ally McBeal.
In the She-Hulk comic series that I read (2004-05), that story resolves around Walters working at a law firm specializing in superhuman law. It really wasn’t funny, but I can definitely see how Marvel Studios could make some comedic stories in this kind of setting.
She-Hulk will be one of six shows Marvel shows released on Disney+ in 2022. It is expected to begin filming in March with Kat Coiro and Anu Valia as directors.