While a number of new female heroines have been added to the MCU in 2021, that trend looks to continue in 2022 with Marvel's She-Hulk on Disney+. In addition to Tatiana Maslany as lawyer Jennifer Walters and Bruce Banner's cousin, She-Hulk also stars Mark Ruffalo as Doctor Banner or Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Abomination, and Jameela Jamil as Titania.
The upcoming Disney+ series has been described as a half-hour legal comedy where Maslany's Walters will mimic her character from the comics by breaking the fourth wall and will reportedly address Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
Still, Maslany won't just be performing in mo-cap and lending her comedic chops to the show. It's now known that her other talents will be put on display as well, while also maintaining the great MCU tradition of pop culture references.
She-Hulk Actress Will Sing Madonna on Disney+
During an episode of the "Scott Hasn't Seen" podcast, Jennifer Walter's Tatiana Maslany shared that she will be singing in She-Hulk, such as "It Aint's Easy Being Green" and the Madonna version of "Fever."
When asked by podcast co-host Shaun Diston about whether there are any "songs in She-Hulk?", Maslany responded saying, "Uhm, oh! Well..."
Diston then asked if she gets to sing, to which Maslany answered, saying, "I do, I do 'Fever'."
When asked if it's the Madonna version of the song, Maslany replied, "Yeah. I [also] do 'It Ain't Easy Being Green'."
While this podcast involved plenty of joking between the hosts and Maslany, the questions and responses during this particular song-focused exchange sounded sincere and honest from all parties.
She-Hulk Looks to "Smash" All the Right Notes
So far, each Marvel series for Disney+ has been unique and distinct from the last in terms of genre, style, and tone; and She-Hulk looks to be no different.
A humor-filled courtroom series with fourth-wall-breaking antics will certainly be a departure from the more serious subject matter of WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and certainly more grounded than Marvel's Multiversal What If...?
Still, the humor and apparent pop culture references audiences will find in She-Hulk are anything but new when it comes to the MCU.
Iron Man employed both on the regular beginning with 2008's Iron Man, and Tom Holland's Spider-Man is well known for referencing "old" movies in the heat of a fight. Also, most recently, Superman was brought up in Eternals and even Clint Barton mentioned The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen in Hawkeye on Disney+.
If DC heroes, Star Wars, and Katniss can all exist in the MCU, why not Madonna? However, whether Maslany's version of "It Ain't Easy Being Green" is Kermit the Frog's or Ray Charles remains to be seen.
Overall, it sounds like She-Hulk will be one of the most meta Disney+ shows Marvel has brought to the screen and a fun palate cleanser for audiences amidst the MCU's Multiversal Phase 4.
She-Hulk will premiere on Disney+ in 2022.