She-Hulk: Marvel Casts Orphan Black Star Tatiana Maslany as Lead MCU Hero

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Tatiana Maslany, She-Hulk

For months and months on end, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have waited patiently for either the return of the mega-franchise or any news relating to its future. With Phase 4 still on hold for the time being, particularly in movie theaters, the focus now turns to the new stream of mini-series that will be premiering on Disney+ over the next few years.

The biggest sign of hope for fans has come from both the return of filming for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and the imminent premiere of WandaVision by the end of 2020. However, some monumental news has just arrived today that puts a face to one of the most anticipated new characters of the Disney+ era...


Mark Ruffalo and Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk
"Creative Commons Mark Ruffalo." Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA

According to a new report from Deadline, Marvel Studios has cast Tatiana Maslany in the role of Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk for the upcoming Disney+ mini-series She-Hulk. The Orphan Black star joins on shortly after the show signed on Kat Coiro as the director.

Update: She-Hulk showrunner Jessica Gao has confirmed Maslany's casting with the following Tweet:

Mark Ruffalo, the MCU's Hulk, has also taken to social media to react to the casting:


After hearing for months about different names the studio was looking for, from Glow’s Alison Brie to Brooklyn 99’s Stephanie Beatriz, Marvel Studios has officially found its leading woman for the new Disney+ series. Maslany has built quite the career over the last few years, including major roles in shows like HBO’s Perry Mason along with her work on Orphan Black, and she becomes the next female face of the MCU by landing this highly coveted role.

She-Hulk is already one of the new MCU series fans are most looking forward to due to the reported appearance of Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner as he helps his cousin, Jennifer Walters, through her own hero’s journey. With Rick and Morty scribe Jessica Gao having penned the script and newly hired director Kat Cairo, the solo series is starting to come together now that the lead actress has been cast.

The Tatiana Maslany-led She-Hulk is set to premiere on Disney+ sometime in 2022, with production set to begin in early 2021.


- 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.