While there have been no new developments since it was first announced at D23, there’s finally some movement on the She-Hulk TV show, which is in the works for the Disney+ streaming service. Marvel Studios has reportedly found the writer to develop the show and lead its writers’ room.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rick and Morty alum Jessica Gao has been chosen to develop She-Hulk for Disney+. Among Gao’s credits is the Pickle Rick episode of Rick and Morty, which she wrote. Other shows she’s worked on include Comedy Central’s Corporate and HBO’s Silicon Valley.
Gao’s hiring points to a more comedic tone for the series than you might have imagined. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed at D23 that the show would at least somewhat follow comic book continuity, with the She-Hulk in question being Jennifer Walters. In the comics, Walters is a lawyer and the cousin of Bruce Banner, who retains her personality and intelligence when she turns into She-Hulk.
No other details about She-Hulk have been revealed just yet, but it’s only one of a handful of Marvel Cinematic Universe shows being developed for Disney+. It was also announced at D23 that Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight would be getting their own standalone shows, joining the likes of Hawkeye, Loki, WandaVision, and The Falcon and Winter Soldier–which is currently filming.
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