Against our better judgment, Marvel Studios is rapidly moving forward on the development of their upcoming slate of television shows for Disney+. One such series is She-Hulk, which centers around the quick-witted super-strong cousin of Bruce Banner. Aside from conflicting leading role reports and rumors of a young Bruce Banner appearance, the series has yet to see any major breakthroughs for news.
However, with production on She-Hulk set to begin in March 2021, more information about the supporting characters who will join Jennifer Walters is finally coming to light. And one report has revealed that five new She-Hulk roles are currently being cast for the series. These roles include Jennifer Walters’ parents, who will be in their 60’s and play supporting roles, as well as a role for a male co-worker in his late 20’s to 30’s, who is described as “sweet,” “earnest,” and “handsome in a John Krasinski sort of way…” The role is also said to be “leaning diverse but open to all ethnicities.”
According to The Direct, two more important characters listed include Jennifer Walters’ best friend in the show, who is reportedly codenamed as “Susie,” with the production looking for a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) actress in her 30’s, and specifically looking for someone with strong comedic abilities.
*GROAN* Wouldn’t be Marvel and Disney without emphasis on ‘identity politics,’ would it?
The final character is a female villain in her 30’s under the codename “Lucy.” This antagonist is reportedly described as “…a glamorous social media influencer, Kardashian-esque with a dark side,” and will play a fairly large role in the series, appearing in five to ten episodes.
*GROAN* “Kardashian-esque”? Really?
It sounds like She-Hulk is gearing up for a series that will damage the fun legacy of my favorite green and charismatic superhero for at least one generation. I’ll still tune in for the premiere. Here’s hoping they don’t screw it up.