Marvel Cinematic Universe to come up with a new series on ‘She-Hulk’ with Alison Brie in the lead?

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Marvel has finally started giving weightage to female superheroes and is planning to announce multiple huge additions to the MCU and one of the most interesting reveal is a solo series for the fan favourite: She-Hulk. The new superhero will have a series that will be released on Disney+, similar to many MCU shows.       

According to media reports the series is expected to stream sometime in 2022 as there is no official release date yet. The series is scheduled to start filming in Atlanta in August this year. There have been no official announcements about the casting details yet but it is rumoured that Alison Brie will step in for the role.Apparently, Jessica Gao has been roped in as the lead writer of the series along with Dana Schwartz. The series will take its storyline from the comic books including She-Hulk’s origin story.

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Alison had previously commented about the role during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden and said, “I didn’t realise it was such a trending thing, but I woke up to a lot of Instagram posts of side-by-side pictures of myself and She-Hulk. Which I just thought, cool.’ Then that quote about an Alison Brie-type. Seriously, I found it very exciting because for years I’ve auditioned for the Anne Hathaway-type or the Zooey Deschanel-type.” When probed further whether she would take the role, she said, “I find it interesting.”

Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk is a lawyer and cousin of Hulk/Bruce Banner. She turns into She-Hulk as Banner performs an urgent blood transfusion on her after she gets shot by a vengeful crime boss. In the process, he transforms his own gamma radiation superpower to her that transforms her into his female counterpart. However, she does not have anger issues like Banner and manages to keep her day job and perform her superhero duties remarkably well.

(Source: Bounding Into Comics/The Late Late Show With James Corden)

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