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“She-Hulk” to cast five new characters, including female villain

Following the first-look at Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton from the upcoming Hawkeye series, it appears that work is well underway on the many Disney+ shows including She-Hulk.

According to a new report from The Illuminderdi, Marvel have also turned their sights to casting for fellow Disney+ series She-Hulk. The publication has reportedly uncovered five new roles currently being cast, including a mysterious new villain.

With phase 4 of the MCU heavily revolving around these shows, it’s exciting to hear more casting news from this project. Following Tatiana Maslan’s surprising denial over the lead, there aren’t a whole lot of details yet revealed for the series.

The Illuminderdi report that both of Jennifer Walters’ parents are currently being cast as support roles, with the crew looking for actors in their 60’s. Secondly, a strong supporting male co-worker role in his late 20’s-30’s has also been included, described as “sweet, earnest, handsome in a John Krasinski sort of way”. Also included is Walters’ best friend, codenamed Susie, who’s described as “30-ish, with comedy chops listed as essential.”

However the most interesting piece of news is a mysterious female villain in her 30’s is being sort, listed as a “glamorous social media influencer, Kardashian-esque with a dark side.” The publication are teasing that the character promises to be one of the biggest characters in the She-Hulk universe to be introduced, and will feature in five to ten episodes.

The Marvel She-Hulk logo (she in dark purple with Hulk in dark green)

Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema in February 1980, She-Hulk aka Jennifer Walters is a top attorney. Her transformation occurred thanks to an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, who’s gamma infused blood triggered a milder version of his powers. Walters however still retains her emotions and intelligence when she transforms to her alter ego.

Kat Coiro (Dead to Me) is on board as director and executive producer with Rick and Morty writer Jessica Gao on lead writing duties.

She-Hulk is set to join a raft of upcoming Marvel series on streaming service Disney+, with Wandavision coming January 2021 and Falcon and the Winter Soldier recently restarting production. Other shows include Moon Knight and Ms Marvel.