In a feature for Emmy Magazine about upcoming Marvel projects on Disney+, Kevin Feige revealed that the She-Hulk series will be a “half-hour legal comedy,” and something that Marvel Studios has “never done before.” The series – which will star Orphan Black breakout Tatiana Maslany in the title role — follows Jennifer Walters, an “attorney and cousin of Bruce Banner, AKA the Hulk, she gets her powers via an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin. Unlike the surly green giant, however, she retains her intelligence and personality when she Hulks out.”
Per Feige, the series will draw inspiration and “stay true” to writer-artist John Byrne’s 1980s She-Hulk run, which was a semi-satirical take on the character, who became one of the few fourth wall-breaking Marvel heroes.
Feige’s comments came in the wake of the series’ announced leading star during Disney’s Investor Day 2020 event on Dec. 10. Orphan Black alum Tatiana Maslany will portray attorney Jen Walters/She-Hulk in She-Hulk. Mark Ruffalo will also reprise the role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the series, alongside Tim Roth returning as Emil Blonsky/Abomination (The Incredible Hulk).