In less than a year since the MCU returned from its pandemic-induced hiatus, the Phase 4 slate has already included everything from reality-bending sitcoms to action thrillers.
After the great success of WandaVision, Marvel Studios is set to explore the series' comedic format once again with She-Hulk. The Tatiana Maslany-led series will see the studio take a totally different approach to the genre this time around in a half-hour legal comedy with fourth-wall-breaking antics.
The Disney+ comedy will also feature the long-awaited return of both Mark Ruffalo's Hulk and Tim Roth's Abomination. Alongside the MCU veterans, the series has already recruited an expansive side cast that includes Arrow's Josh Segarra and The Good Place's Jameela Jamil in a villainous role.
After several months in front of the camera, She-Hulk appears to be entering the latter half of production on its ten-episode first season.
SHE-HULK STAR WRAPS FILMING NEXT MONTH
In a recent tweet, She-Hulk's villainous Titania actress Jameela Jamil confirmed she only has four weeks left filming the Disney+ series.
Jamil revealed the information while stating that she will be away from her boyfriend, singer James Blake, and her roommates for “the next 4 weeks while [she completes] filming” on She-Hulk:
“I’m without James and my roommates for the next 4 weeks while I complete filming.”
The Good Place star is expected to play a key role as the main villain of the Tatiana Maslany-led legal comedy, indicating that the Marvel production may wrap filming soon.
As Jamil's tweet was posted on July 24, the four weeks left of filming mean that her production wrap on the Marvel series will be around August 21.
SHE-HULK PRODUCTION CONTINUES
While this is a solid indicator She-Hulk is nearing the end of filming, Jamil wrapping on the series doesn't guarantee filming will conclude immediately after. Due to the busy schedules of various cast members often leading to conflicts, it is far from uncommon for a key actor to have all their scenes filmed before some others.
Since beginning production in mid-April, She-Hulk has filmed scenes in Los Angeles and Atlanta, Georgia, two relatively common locations for Marvel filming.
Comparing She-Hulk's production with other MCU projects, Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye filmed from December 2020 to April 2021, while Iman Vellani's Ms. Marvel was in production from November 2020 to May 2021. Other examples such as WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki are tough to draw any real conclusions from as all three were forced to pause due to COVID-19 restrictions.
While Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel have both been filmed with no significant pauses, the Clint Barton-centric series is much more comparable to She-Hulk's situation, explaining the similar lengths in production.
Much like Marvel's courtroom comedy, the Jeremy Renner-led production was filmed exclusively on sets across the United States. Meanwhile, the Pakistani hero's live-action debut went global as the cast and crew were taken from Atlanta to Thailand for a period.
Having gone uninterrupted over the months of filming with the minimal moving of production, it's not surprising She-Hulk would have the shortest time in front of the camera so far from Marvel's Disney+ ventures.
Granted, this is bound to lead to concerns among some fans regarding the length of the series, something which has been a hot topic in the past. Since the inception of the streaming outlet, Marvel has been accused of overestimating its running times as projects advertised as six hours have been released closer to five.
Unlike the MCU's other Disney+ series, which have typically included six episodes, She-Hulk will feature ten half-hour installments, leading to a similar run time to past episodic heroic tales. Exactly whether She-Hulk holds true to its promised length probably won't become clear until the series premieres in 2022.
As it appears set to be the first of Marvel's post 2021-releasing Disney+ series to conclude production, one would assume it will be the first MCU release of 2022. With Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye still on track to drop by the end of this year, the Hulk-centric project ought to hit the streaming service before winter concludes.
She-Hulk will premiere in 2022, exclusively on Disney+.