It’s Tatiana vs. Titania as Marvel’s ‘She-Hulk’ adds Jameela Jamil as a villain
She-Hulk antagonist Titania first appeared in “Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars No. 3” in 1984. In the comics, Mary MacPherran was a small high school girl taken from Earth to Battleworld; there she was given superpowers by Fantastic Four archenemy Dr. Doom. She grew a foot and a half and gained strength and invulnerability sufficient to go toe to toe with Thor, Wolverine and, of course, She-Hulk.
Since several of those elements have yet to be introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems a fair bet the character will be radically reimagined for the show, which stars Tatiana Maslany in the titular role.
Giant Freakin Robot quoted a “trusted and proven insider source” saying Jamil’s character would start as “a glamorous social media influencer, Kardashian-esque with a dark side.” That persona would certainly seem to be in Jamil’s wheelhouse after her memorable “Good Place” turn as fashion model, philanthropist and high-society name dropper Tahani.
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The cast of “She-Hulk” is led by Emmy winner Maslany as Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk, a lawyer who happens to be a cousin of Bruce Banner/The Hulk. In the comics, a blood transfusion from Banner transforms her into a jolly green giantess, but one with considerably more mental control than Banner’s original Hulk form.
In the TV show, Mark Ruffalo is set to reprise his MCU role as Banner/Hulk, with Tim Roth returning as the monstrous Emil Blonsky/Abomination from the second-ever MCU film, “The Incredible Hulk.” “Hamilton” Tony winner Renée Elise Goldsberry is playing a character named Amelia. The show’s creator and head writer is Jessica Gao of “Rick and Morty” fame (she wrote the beloved “Pickle Rick” episode).
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By the way, “Secret Wars No. 3” (1984) is currently widely valued at $200 in near-perfect condition. Watch its value skyrocket if “She-Hulk” is a hit.
“She-Hulk” is set to bow in 2022.
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