By Stephen Ippolito | March 1st, 2020
News for the upcoming Disney+ series, She-Hulk, keeps on coming. During a panel at the C2E2 event in Chicago this weekend, actor Mark Ruffalo says that he’s had “talks” with Marvel Studios about being in the series. The news comes after a report broke last week that the Studio was looking for an “Alison Brie type” to play the lead role of Jennifer Walters, AKA: She-Hulk.
The news should not come as a surprise to fans. In the comics, Walters is the cousin of Bruce Banner (AKA: The Hulk). She acquires her hulking powers after she receives a blood transfusion from Banner. Unlike Bruce’s raging Hulk, Walters is able to control her emotions and revert back to human form anytime she desires. It is unclear if the series will follow this backstory.
Ruffalo, who has been playing the role since 2012 (The Avengers), was last seen in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. Here we saw Banner able to transform himself into a less calm, civilized version of the big green giant since dubbed “Professor Hulk.” At the end of the film, Banner was in rough condition after using the Infinity Stones to undo Thanos’s dusting of half the universe’s population. His arm was in a sling and did not look like it was healing anytime soon.
Other then the hiring of Jessica Gao to pen the series, no other casting or directing news has been confirmed. She-Hulk is expected to begin production this fall and will arrive on the streamer sometime in 2021. Keep an eye on San Diego Comic-Con this summer possible for news.