Twitter has been abuzz this month with a rumor that Marvel Studios is seeking to cast the lead for its forthcoming series She-Hulk, and is searching for an “Alison Brie-type” actress to fill the role.
This led many fans to raise an eyebrow and ask, “why don’t you just cast Alison Brie?”
Chances are Marvel is strategically “testing the waters” on whether fans would be on board with Alison Brie as Jennifer Walters. If you don’t know her, she was in “Mad Men,” “Community” and most recently Netflix’s female pro wrestling show, “Glow.”
She-Hulk is part of Marvel’s fourth phase, a line-up of streaming TV series available exclusively on Disney+ and in most cases starring the actors from the feature films. Falcon and the Winter Soldier (starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan) drops later this year, followed by Wandavision (starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bethany).
She-Hulk has no release date yet, but will likely be out in 2021 or 2022. But with all of the cancellations and delays due to coronavirus, it’s unclear whether it’ll be pushed further back.
Allison Brie was recently asked about the rumor on The Late Show with James Corden, where she said:
I woke up to a lot of Instagram posts with side-by-side pictures of me and She-Hulk, which I thought — cool. Then that quote about an Alison Brie type, which honestly I found very exciting because for years I’ve auditioned for the Anne Hathaway type or Zooey Deschanel type, I was very flattered to be my own type.”
She joked with Corden about making some phone calls after the rumors had surfaced, but when asked whether she was interested in the the role, she responded: “I find it interesting.”
Jennifer Walters, aka She Hulk, will reportedly be a successful lawyer who specializes in cases involving “superhero law.” Mark Ruffalo, who portrayed Bruce Banner a.k.a. the Hulk in the Avengers, has also signed on to appear in the series as well.
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