She-Hulk, one of the Marvel TV series for Disney+ is going to be a half-hour legal comedy. The Marvel Cinematic Universe takes its expansion to the small screen via the streaming platform to kick off Phase 4. January will see the release of WandaVision, followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in March, and Loki in May. While only three series have confirmed premiere dates as of the moment, several shows have already been lined up.
We all know Marvel’s core strength lies not only in its superhero-action themes, but also in its ability to blend with other genres. Thor: Ragnarok for example is a popular superhero slapstick comedy, whilst Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a political thriller. Marvel seems to take the same approach with their Disney+ TV shows, starting with WandaVision pulling inspiration from classic sitcoms.
In a recent spotlight for Emmy Magazine, Marvel Executive Kevin Feige confirms She-Hulk will be a half-hour legal comedy. Feige explains the studio has yet to do anything like this, as other Disney+ shows will run roughly an hour in length. Although the interview took place months ago, the format of the series isn’t likely to change in the future.
The expansion of the MCU to Disney+ allowed the studio to embrace a whole host of new genres. With that, fans are looking forward to other genres Disney+ shows will explore in the future. What formats will inspire the Ms. Marvel series, for instance, or Hawkeye? The possibilities are almost limitless.
What else do we know about the She-Hulk TV series?
During Disney’s Investor Day earlier this month, multiple confirmations have been made regarding the superhero series. After several rumors circulated, Tatiana Maslany was finally announced to play the title role aka Jennifer Walters in the show.
In addition to Maslany playing the gamma-fueled attorney, Tim Roth and Mark Ruffalo were also confirmed to return for the series. Roth will reprise his role as Abomination, while Ruffalo will return as the green mighty Hulk. Prior to his confirmation, Ruffalo told Variety that there was an offer, and discussions were being held.
“There’s nothing completely at a place where it’s a done deal,” Ruffalo said last April. “There’s some talk of having Banner/Hulk show up in She–Hulk. If we come up with something good, that would be really interesting. Right now that’s about it. That’s all there is on the table.”
Now that Maslany’s role has also been confirmed by Feige himself, the actress finally broke her silence. On her Instagram account, Maslany posted a She-Hulk tribute as a way of celebrating the news.
“💚💚💚It’s offishulk!!!! 💚💚💚 Beyond excited to be Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk for @disneyplus @marvelstudios !!!!!!!!!,” she wrote. The post also included some images of her character from the comics.