Kat Coiro to Direct Marvel's 'She-Hulk' for Disney+
Updated: Oct 16, 2020
Marvel Studios' She-Hulk has found its first director!
Deadline reports that Kat Coiro, director of multiple TV shows such as Netflix's Dead to Me, Brooklyn 99, and Modern Family, is currently in talks to direct the pilot and other episodes of the upcoming Disney+ series. She will also serve as executive producer. She joins writer Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty) as well as Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), who is playing the titular character.
She-Hulk is the alter ego of Jennifer Walters, a successful lawyer and Bruce Banner's cousin. After a life-threatening attack, she received a blood transfusion from Banner that turns her into another Hulk, although she retains her intelligence and personality when transformed. Bruce Banner has been a part the Marvel Cinematic Universe since it began in 2008, but with the series rumored to include the debuts of Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk as well, the number of Hulks in the MCU is growing at a rapid pace. Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross has returned to the franchise in recent years with his transformation into Red Hulk being discussed for Captain America: Civil War as well as Avengers: Endgame, but his daughter Betty has not been seen since The Incredible Hulk. Ross will next be seen in 2021's Black Widow and is rumored to be assembling his villainous Thunderbolts team in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
She-Hulk will be one of several Marvel Studios series for Disney+, with WandaVision debuting in late 2020 and soon to be followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki, which have both restarted production after the COVID-19 pandemic put them on hold in March. Other upcoming series include Hawkeye, What If...?, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight.
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