Renée Elise Goldsberry would have been chosen She-hulk, the Disney + Marvel series about Bruce Banner / Hulk’s cousin (Mark Ruffalo) Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany), a lawyer who acquires the powers of the Hulk after receiving a blood transfusion from Banner. Goldsberry is said to play a character called “Amelia”. No last name was provided in the Marvel comics, She-Hulk interacted with two Amelias. The first is Amelia Voght, a mutant who looked after Charles Xavier but later defected; she was part of a SWORD team that later came into contact with She-Hulk. The other is Amelia Hopkins, a student from New York whom we know little about.
Of course, it’s possible that Amelia is just a codename devised by the folks at Marvel – or that Goldsberry’s Amelia is a new character or a fusion of different characters who aren’t called Amelia. The Deadline report, which was the first to publicize Goldsberry’s She-hulk the cast, doesn’t shed some light on the situation, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Goldsberry joins a cast that already includes the aforementioned Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Maslany as Jennifer Walters, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky / the Abomination (returning from The Incredible Hulk) and Ginger Gonzaga as the role of Walters’ anonymous best friend.
Goldsberry is best known for her award-winning role – she won both a Grammy and a Tony Award – as Angelica Schuyler in the award-winning musical. Hamilton, which was released as a movie on Disney + and Disney + Hotstar last July. She also starred in both seasons of the short-lived Netflix sci-fi series Altered Carbon and the fantasy comedy film The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Goldsberry will next be seen in the musical comedy series Girls5eva for Peacock (yes, it’s a streaming service), the pilot episode of which was directed by Kat Coiro, the director on She-hulk.
Coiro is one of the two directors, alongside Anu Valia, on She-hulk. Jessica Gao is the lead writer and showrunner. Coiro and Gao are also executive producers on She-hulk alongside Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, among others.
For Marvel, She-hulk is part of an ever-growing list of Disney + series. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is currently at the heart of its race, along with the Tom Hiddleston Loki to follow from June 11. The non-canonical What If …? will follow in summer 2021. Ms. Marvel with Iman Vellani, Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld-starrer Hawk Eye are expected at the end of 2021. Beyond that, we have directed by Oscar Isaac Moon knight, Secret invasion with Sameul L. Jackson, Stone heart with Dominque Thorne, Armor Wars with Don Cheadle, a Wakanda series by Ryan Coogler, and Hawk Eye Echo spin-off.
She-hulk is slated for release in 2022 on Disney + and Disney + Hotstar.
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