The Marvel family is growing on the small screen. Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) will play Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, in the series dedicated to the heroine on Disney +, as revealed by the American media Deadline.
Currently, fans have very little information on the upcoming Marvel-Disney + series, directed by Kat Coiro ( Very Bad Nanny ). It was to be broadcast in 2024, but with the coronavirus, its release is strongly delayed, like that of the other series of the House of Ideas: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision.
On Twitter, Mark Ruffalo, the interpreter of Hulk in the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe], greeted Tatiana Maslany with a “Welcome to the family, cuz!”, Widely loved by fans. Indeed, Jennifer Walter is the cousin of Bruce Banner, with whom she shares green skin and superhuman strength. To learn more about this new heroine, whom we hope to have news soon, it’s here!
From the bar to the superheroes
Jennifer Walters is a renowned lawyer and the target of several thugs. Her father, William Morris Walters, is a sheriff, and her mother, Elaine (née Banner) Walters, died in a car accident when our heroine was 17 years old.
Victim of a shooting orchestrated by the kingpin Nicholas Trask, Jennifer Walters finds herself between life and death. Her cousin Bruce Banner, with whom she has a strong relationship like that of a sister and a brother, saves her thanks to an infusion of her own blood in the Hulk form. This is how Jennifer Walter receives the powers of the Hulk and subsequently becomes She-Hulk.
Her transformation then manifests itself when Jennifer Walter targets a new assassination attempt: adrenaline brings out her green-skinned double. She then swears to herself that whatever Jennifer Walters can’t achieve, She-Hulk will.
Members of the Avengers and Fantastic Four
Jennifer Walters then leaves Los Angeles and joins New York and the Avengers, invited by Janet Van Dyne (the Wasp), with whom she becomes friends. She-Hulk also becomes close to Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch). For the rest of his adventures, She-Hulk also joins the Fantastic Four. She is also part of the Living Tribunal as a Magistrate, that is to say, representative of the cosmic entity that can dispense justice.
Unlike the Hulk, She-Hulk masters her powers
Jennifer Walters can control her transformation into She-Hulk, unlike Bruce Banner in his early days. She-Hulk is a more liberated, confident, and fighter “version” of Jennifer Walters. She does not lose her intellectual faculties nor her spirit. Basically, she doesn’t become a bully like her cousin, Hulk. Along with her superhuman strength, extraordinary stamina, and accelerated healing, She-Hulk is an excellent fighter, trained by Captain America and Gamora.