‘She-Hulk’: Alison Brie’s ‘GLOW’ Training Makes Her a Great Fit for the Role
The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe looks bright. In fact, it looks bright green. Although Bruce Banner’s (Mark Ruffalo) alter-ego might have sustained serious damage, Banner’s cousin is about to join the hero game. In the comics, Jennifer Walters becomes She-Hulk following a blood transfusion from Banner. And her Disney+ show is already in development.
Of course, the series is still far off actually coming out. But fans are learning bits about what She-Hulk could entail. Plot details are beginning to trickle out, but one key element has yet to be officially announced. Who is playing She-Hulk? The most-talked-about answer to that question has been GLOW star Alison Brie. So let’s discuss why she’s the perfect choice.
Alison Brie might be up for the lead in new Disney+ show ‘She-Hulk’
Word about Brie potentially playing She-Hulk first came out when a Disney casting call leak described a search for an “Alison Brie-type.” Soon thereafter, Brie appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden and was asked about the rumor. Her response didn’t do much to dissuade fans from thinking she might be in talks with Marvel for the gig.
Still, nothing official has come out. So no matter how much fan art out there imagines Brie in the role, she has yet to actually accept it as far as we know. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s not in the works. Marvel tends to keep such announcements under wraps until San Diego Comic-Con or Disney’s D23 to maximize publicity.
Starring on ‘GLOW’ is perfect preparation to take on She-Hulk
Still, casting Brie does make a great deal of sense. Not only would she join nearly all of her Community alumni in the MCU, but she’s already taken on a similarly physically demanding role.
On GLOW, Brie has been doing much of her own stunts since the show started in 2017. And even with the benefit of stunt performers, this experience would benefit her in the role of She-Hulk.
Plus, She-Hulk isn’t as ludicrously bulked-up as Banner’s Hulk. So conceivably, the Disney+ show wouldn’t rely nearly as heavily on CGI as the Hulk has traditionally so far in the MCU. Brie would then be able to apply her GLOW training to the role fairly seamlessly.
After all, the Netflix show has been renewed for its fourth and final season. Likely, Marvel would be ramping up production on She-Hulk around that time. So Brie could go right from one role into the next.
The actress already has a direct connection to the MCU
If she does go directly from GLOW to She-Hulk, Brie might not even have to change her workout regimen. Celebrity trainer Jason Walsh has worked with Brie to prepare her for the role of Ruth “Zoya the Destroya” Wilder on GLOW. But he has also worked with MCU stars like Captain Marvel‘s Brie Larson.
Brie doesn’t only face a tremendous career opportunity if Marvel does call her — or has already done so — to star in She-Hulk. She’ll be able to maintain the physical training she’s already been undergoing.
After all, her GLOW role is probably a key part of why Marvel is reportedly looking for an actress like Alison Brie anyway. Considering everything she brings to the table (and the connection she already has in the training space), fans shouldn’t be surprised if Brie hulks out very soon.