She-Hulk Introduces Multiple Comics Characters To MCU, Writer Confirms

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law head writer Jessica Gao says the show will introduce several comic book characters new to the MCU. Last year saw Marvel make a big commitment to TV series with the release of huge titles such as WandaVision and Loki, streaming via the Disney+ platform. These projects put a spotlight on some of Marvel's most beloved and interesting characters. They also introduced a host of new heroes and villains from the comics through series such as Moon Knight and most recently, Ms. Marvel.

The latest addition to this ever-growing lineup comes in the form of Jennifer Walters, otherwise known as She-Hulk. The upcoming series, which is set to hit screens starting in August, will see Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany take on the titular role, as the popular comic book character finally makes her MCU debut. She-Hulk's recent teaser offered glimpses at a number of exciting new faces which are set to be welcomed to the MCU, including Jameela Jamil's Titania. The series will also see Mark Ruffalo reprise his role as Bruce Banner, cousin to Walters, with many having delighted in the news that Tim Roth will also return as Abomination.


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While attending San Diego Comic-Con, Gao spoke to Deadline about what else audiences can expect from She-Hulk, including some exciting news for those who enjoy the comics. Check out Gao's comments below:

It's a lot of fun, a lot of cameos, and a lot of characters that have never existed in the MCU before that we’re pulling out of the comic books. What I'm most excited about is really getting the time and the space to explore this character fully. Because in the Marvel movies, it's always these high-stakes events—the universe is ending, half the people in the entire existence are getting snapped out. We never really have the time to explore who these people are. What are their regular lives like? And what's really nice about this is we actually get the time and the space to do that.

Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters in court She-Hulk

Cameos have become somewhat of a Marvel staple throughout recent years, with last year's Spider-Man: No Way Home featuring the return of Spider-Man alumni Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, setting somewhat of an expectation for MCU projects going forward. With SDCC's recent Marvel panel having offered some exciting teases for She-Hulk with the release of its newest trailer, many were quick to spot a few new faces in a particular scene that appeared to show some form of superhero support group. As the show's full title suggests, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will center around Walters' career as a lawyer, showcasing her work as a defender of super-powered beings, a plot which therefore opens the door to any number of unique characters from the comics making an appearance.

With She-Hulk having first appeared in 1980, her long-running history means that there is certainly a wealth of stories and characters for the series to pull from, so it's exciting to hear that the show will tap into this element and bring some recognizable characters into the MCU. Promotional material for She-Hulk has offered audiences some fun references to the source material, including a recent poster for the series which recreated a She-Hulk comic book cover. With just a short while to go until She-Hulk: Attorney at Law finally hits screens, it will certainly be exciting to see which comic book heroes or villains make the leap over to the MCU.