‘GLOW’ Star Alison Brie Reacts to Those ‘She-Hulk’ Rumors
Marvel Studios is getting ready to She-Hulk out.
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe inches into Phase 4, audiences should expect the most inclusive superhero storytelling to date. Films, such as Black Panther and Captain Marvel, have taken great strides in that regard. But the MCU is about to introduce several more women and people of color.
One of the most anticipated new characters is Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk. A cousin of Bruce Banner, she undergoes a life-saving blood transfusion from him. And — you guessed it — she develops a milder version of his Hulk-like powers.
The character is set to debut on an upcoming Disney+ series. Although Marvel hasn’t announced the show’s release date, Disney is reportedly searching for a star. And now Alison Brie — whose name has recently been connected with the role — speaks out about her involvement in She-Hulk.
Marvel wants an ‘Alison Brie type’ for ‘She-Hulk’
Recent reports revealed Marvel Studios is actively searching for an “Alison Brie type” to play She-Hulk. Naturally, fans jumped to conclusions about the casting, assuming Brie was perhaps in talks. Yet because these reports remain unconfirmed, we could only speculate whether they held true.
After all, this isn’t the first time Brie had been mentioned in connection with the role. Fans have been linking her to She-Hulk for months. Sometimes, rampant fan casting can become reality, as with Benedict Cumberbatch’s role as Doctor Strange. So is Brie joining the MCU?
Alison Brie reacts to the rumor, talks potential casting
In a recent appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the host went straight to the source. First, Corden asked Brie about her initial reaction to the rumors Disney was looking for an actress like her to play She-Hulk.
I didn’t really realize it was such a trending thing, but I woke up to a lot of Instagram posts of side-by-side pictures of me and She-Hulk, which I just thought, “Cool.” And then that quote about an “Alison Brie type,” which honestly, I found very exciting. Because for years I’ve auditioned for the “Anne Hathaway type” or the “Zooey Deschanel type.” I was like very flattered to be my own type for somebody else.
Truly, it says a lot about how Brie’s career has blossomed in the past few years for Disney to reportedly be using her as the archetype for She-Hulk. But Corden wasn’t letting the actress off the hook regarding her potential involvement just yet.
“And then I made some phone calls. We’ll talk about it later,” Brie joked before finally admitting, amid great hesitation, “I find it interesting.”
Is the ‘She-Hulk’ casting already a done deal?
Brie’s coy response to Corden’s question ultimately left the host “convinced [Brie] is playing She-Hulk.” And though Marvel Studios isn’t ready to make any announcements just yet, Brie’s confession that she finds the role “interesting” could be telling.
Brie brushed off her mention of making a few calls. But this felt more authentic than her later dodge of the question. Marvel Studios — and Disney in general — is notorious for its detailed nondisclosure agreements. So Brie could very well already be signed on for She-Hulk, and we’d never know it. Or perhaps negotiations are just beginning.
Stars campaigning for a coveted role often evade public comment on a project to avoid affecting the business side of things. If Brie is indeed up for playing She-Hulk, neither the actress nor Marvel will officially confirm it until both parties agree. We’ll be watching to see whether Marvel officially confirms Brie as the MCU’s She-Hulk. Stay tuned.