She-Hulk On Disney+: When She-Hulk Isn’t
We were there. We saw all the stories. And we thought it was a fait accompli: Tatiana Maslany is Disney Plus’ She-Hulk.
Isn’t she? Hulk?
But, you shouldn’t count your rage beasts before they, um – turn green?
Anyway, that’s what we’re saying here. Maslany says she is NOT She-Hulk.
Tatiana We Hardly Knew She-Hulk
Tatiana Maslany has stated that she is not, in fact, She-Hulk. And while this would be a slightly more controversial statement if it applied to an actual superhero secret identity—and yes, we know, Jennifer “She-Hulk” Walters doesn’t actually do the “secret identity” thing, typically—it’s still somewhat of a surprise, since it was previously reported by “sources” (via Deadline) that she’d signed on to play the superhero lawyer in Disney+’s She-Hulk show. He-Hulk Mark Ruffalo even went so far as to welcome Maslany to the Hulk family—although maybe that should have been a giveaway, since Marvel probably doesn’t give ol’ “Loose Lips” Ruffalo the inside scoop on the stuff it’s planning much anymore.
Contrary to those reports, though, Maslany told Ontario’s Sudbury Star this week that there’s no truth to the casting news. In the words of the Orphan Black star—who was interviewed by the newspaper in relation to her role as a juror for Canada’s Glenn Gould Prize, awarded this year to filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin—“That actually isn’t a real thing and it’s like a press release that’s gotten out of hand,” adding, pretty unequivocally, that, “It’s not actually a thing, unfortunately.”
That’s pretty sorry, eh?
Still Looking For Jennifer
Anyway, that’s why we don’t “confirm” anything before Disney… blah, blah, blah.
So, now we have no star for the show. And Ms. Maslany doesn’t know how the rumor started.
“Yeah, I don’t know how these things get — I don’t know, I don’t know,” she told The Sudbury Star. “I have no idea.”
However, and thankfully, She-Hulk is a heck of an idea.
Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, She-Hulk first appeared in The Savage She-Hulk #1 in Feb. 1980. After she suffers an injury, [Jennifer] Walters receives a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, giving her a more mild version of the Hulk’s powers. This gives her superhuman strength but allows her to maintain her emotional and intellectual intelligence.