Marvel Studios has proven itself at being incredibly adept at making films. But on the TV side of things, the studio is new to the scene. However, you have to assume that Marvel Studios will be putting as much thought and care into its upcoming Disney+ streaming series that it does for the billion-dollar films, which makes roles in the series that much more valuable. That’s where Alison Brie and “She-Hulk” rumors come into play.
Recently, as with every Marvel Studios project, rumored casting call descriptions hit the web for the people they’re looking to hire to appear in the upcoming “She-Hulk” streaming series. And interesting, in those rumored descriptions, for the role of Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, the listing describes an “Alison Brie-type” actress. Naturally, this led to social media rumors that Alison Brie is clearly the front-runner to land the role as Bruce Banner’s cousin, the big, green female lawyer, She-Hulk.
So, in a recent appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Brie was confronted with the rumors and speculation. And she explained how she got wind of the “She-Hulk” discussion and what she thinks of the possibility.
“I woke up with a bunch of Instagram posts of side-by-side pictures of me and She-Hulk, which I just thought, ‘Cool.’ And then the quote about the ‘Alison Brie-type,’ which honestly I found very exciting because for years I auditioned for the ‘Anne Hathaway-type’ or the ‘Zooey Deschanel-type.’ I was very flattered to be my own type.”
When asked if she made phone calls, she denied it.
“No, I did not!” she said, surprising James Corden. “I find [the role]… interesting.”
However, she fell short of saying much else, other than denying that she’s playing the character, which even if she was already signed on to play She-Hulk, she’d have to say anyway.
Obviously, we’re still probably months away from hearing who might portray Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, in the upcoming Marvel Studios streaming series. With late-2020 already featuring two Disney+ debuts for Marvel series and 2021 already pretty full with other shows, it’s unlikely we’ll hear much about “She-Hulk” anytime soon. But hey, Alison Brie surely wouldn’t be a terrible choice, right?