‘She-Hulk’: New Fan Art Imagines What ‘GLOW’ Star Alison Brie Could Look Like as Marvel’s Hero
If you’ve wondered what Alison Brie would look like as She-Hulk, keep reading.
Marvel Studios is about to introduce fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to an entirely new host of heroes. The upcoming Phase 4 — which kicks off with Black Widow — might initially give established characters a bit of breathing room. But beyond 2021, Marvel is kicking into high gear once again with as many as four films a year. Plus, its Disney+ future is even more ambitious.
The second wave of Disney+ series will introduce characters like Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk. But that last one appears to be making all the headlines lately as it inches towards pre-production. In particular, Brie has been making the rounds as a rumored lead of the Disney+ series. Some new fan art offers a better idea of how she’d look in the role.
‘She-Hulk’ will likely be a key member of the Avengers line-up
Notably, She-Hulk will reportedly be a major figure not only on the Disney+ side but in the films as well. In the comics, Jennifer Walters is a cousin of Bruce Banner — played in the MCU by Mark Ruffalo — who develops a milder version of his Hulk condition following a blood transfusion. She’s also an attorney, a fact the She-Hulk show will seemingly focus on too.
Following Avengers: Endgame, the core team line-up has all but fallen apart. Most of those six heroes are now out of the picture. And fans have been wondering how Marvel will shift its focus to a new generation of sorts. In some cases, it appears the original Avengers could either blatantly or symbolically hand their mantles off to successors.
The clearest example of this is Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) passing of the Captain America shield to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie). We’re also set to see Thor (Chris Hemsworth) bequeath his power to Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in Thor: Love and Thunder. And the She-Hulk show could serve a similar purpose, allowing Banner to step aside while his cousin becomes a core Avenger.
Alison Brie has been rumored to play the character on Disney+
In its first three phases, the MCU has done an incredible job finding the right actors to play these iconic heroes. And that task will only get tougher now that audiences have gotten attached to the performances of actors like Evans, Hemsworth, and Robert Downey Jr. Although not all fans appear to be onboard, Brie is looking like the most likely star of She-Hulk right now.
Following reports Marvel was looking for an “Alison Brie-type” for the role, the actress publicly expressed her interest. She refused to confirm or deny whether talks were actually ongoing, however. But fans have been rolling with the rumor for now. In fact, digital artist Jackson Caspersz put together some striking artwork of Brie completely transformed into She-Hulk.
Taking his cues from Marvel concept art and Hulk’s Avengers: Endgame appearance, Caspersz does a fine job bringing the potential casting to life. As he notes, Marvel is unlikely to go with the more sexualized version of the character in some comics. So he wisely finds a way to draw inspiration from the page as well as the MCU’s aesthetic.
How has the production of ‘She-Hulk’ been affected by coronavirus?
With the coronavirus pandemic currently underway, Marvel fans might be worried about the future of their favorite heroes. Indeed, Hollywood has shut down many major film and television productions. But since She-Hulk is further down the pipeline, it likely hasn’t really been affected just yet.
What might change is the MCU timeline going forward. As fans know, Black Widow has been pulled from its May 2020 release date. And Marvel halted production on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. With any luck, this medical crisis will resolve as soon as possible, allowing She-Hulk to move forward without any delay.