SPOILER WARNING: This article contains information that some may view to be a spoiler for She-Hulk
Production on Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk is well underway, with rumors suggesting that the series will reportedly begin filming this July. New details about the series have now been revealed in a new casting call, including what kind of actress Marvel Studios is looking to play the titular character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to sources from The Illuminerdi, Marvel Studios has released a new casting call for the She-Hulk series. The details below reveal what kind of actress the studio is looking for to play Jennifer Walters in the series:
“Comedic chops in the 26 to 34-year old age range. They’re also leaving the casting open to all races,”
This casting call also states that the series will remain faithful to Jennifer Walter’s occupation and origin from the Marvel comics. It also mentions that She-Hulk is a future member of the Avengers.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame left the future of actor Mark Ruffalo’s Smart Hulk to be uncertain. The Hulk had irreversible damage after blipping everyone back into existence using the Nano Gauntlet. It has yet to be confirmed if Ruffalo will feature in a cameo or a supporting role in the Disney+ series. If the show does feature a faithful adaptation of Walters’ origin, an appearance from the Hulk does now seem more likely than ever to happen.
In the comics, Jennifer Walters was a Los Angeles lawyer that made her first appearance in Savage She-Hulk Vol. 1 #1 in 1980. While working on a case about a gangster, Walters was shot and left severely wounded. This led to her cousin Bruce Banner having to give her a blood transfusion, resulting in Walters transforming into She-Hulk.
Characters passing down their mantle to others has become a recurring theme in the MCU. Sam Wilson was handed down Captain America’s shield by Steve Rogers, and fans will soon see Kate Bishop become the successor to Clint Barton in Marvel Studios' upcoming Hawkeye Disney+ series.
One can only assume that if Banner is now out of action, it doesn’t seem beyond the realms of possibility for the character to pass down his mantle to his cousin. She-Hulk could one day become a valued member of the Avengers in the future of the MCU.