She-Hulk Director Joins Disney+ Spiderwick Chronicles Reboot

By Richard Nebens Updated:
She-Hulk, Spiderwick Chronicles

Later this year, Marvel Studios will add to the Hulk legacy for the first time in 14 years with Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk on Disney+. The 10-episode comedy boasts an all-star cast of characters, including another appearance for Mark Ruffalo's Hulk and Tim Roth's Abomination, and it's led by directors Kat Coiro and Anu Valia.

Coiro is best known for her work on comedic projects like the Emmy-winning It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Brooklyn 99, and she has a couple of big movie credits on her resume as well, such as the recently released Marry Me with Loki's Owen Wilson. Her expertise should come in handy for She-Hulk's long-awaited introduction into the MCU as the character breaks the fourth wall and adds a new level of hilarity to the franchise's expanding story.

This series should only boost Coiro's name further into the directing ranks even while She-Hulk still waits for an official release timeframe on Disney+.

Now, after her work on this series is done, it has been revealed that Coiro already has her next job lined up for a new fantastical reboot on the way.

She-Hulk Director Gets New Gig

Spiderwick Chronicles
The Spiderwick Chronicles

Deadline shared that Kat Coiro will direct the first two episodes of The Spiderwick Chronicles' live-action television adaptation. Disney+ is rebooting the fantasy children's book series on screen after it was first made into a movie produced by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount in 2008.

Coiro is currently working on post-production for the Marvel Studios Disney+ series She-Hulk, which is set to debut later this year.

Coiro Moves to Fantasy Disney+ Reboot

The Spiderwick Chronicles enjoyed its time in the movie spotlight in 2008, earning a respectable $162.8 million at the global box office behind The Good Doctor's Freddie Highmore. Now, while not many details are known about the reboot series, the five-book saga released in 2003 and 2004 should have a great opportunity to expand on the story from the pages with potentially multiple seasons in the streaming sphere.

It will also be a new kind of series for director Kat Coiro specifically, who has largely thrived in the real-world-style comedy genre even with a superhero project in She-Hulk now on her resume. She should have the chance to bring plenty of laughs and action to this new take on the beloved children's book series, especially with the support and resources that Disney provides for all of its entertainment.

This also shows just how much Coiro has built a rapport and a relationship with Disney, considering she's already getting another shot at a high-profile outing before her work on She-Hulk debuts to the public. Her contributions will be invaluable as the studio adds more names to the cast and crew, although details on its release and development remain light for the time being.

She-Hulk will premiere on Disney+ later this year.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.