By Stephen Ippolito | September 15th, 2020
While one female-led MCU project is having a tough day, another is having a good one. According to Justin Kroll at Deadline, Marvel Studios is in negotiations with filmmaker Kat Coiro to serve as director and Exec Producer on the upcoming Dinsey+ series She-Hulk. While the deal is not finalized, Kroll did make it sound like it’s all but done.
As part of her agreement, Coiro will serve as the director of the first episode and several others.
Coiro has a long resume of TV directing credits. It includes Dead To Me, Shameless, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Modern Family, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She also directed the upcoming film, Marry Me, starring Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, and Sarah Silverman.
Announced at Disney’s D23 event in August 2019, She-Hulk will follow Jennifer Walters, cousin of Bruce Banner (AKA: The Hulk). In the comics, she acquires her powers after she receives a blood transfusion from Bruce. Actor Mark Ruffalo has previously confirmed that he’s held talks with Marvel about making an appearance. However, nothing has been agreed to.
As for who will play She-Hulk and when it will be released, it is currently unknown. In his article, Kroll did suspect that the next step for the show will be to find their lead actress.