Marvel's She-Hulk has tapped Kat Coiro as director of the Disney+ series; Coiro will also serve as one of She-Hulk's executive producers. According to reports, Coiro is current in negations with Disney to "direct the pilot and several other episodes of Marvel's She-Hulk series." No word yet on a planned production start for She-Hulk - though Deadline notes that Coiro and Disney/Marvel will now need to find the lead actress to play the role of attorney Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk. If you're not familiar with the name, Kat Coiro has directed a bunch of episodes of comedic hits like Modern Family and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, with her new film Marry Me set to hit theaters next year.
The selection of Kat Coiro actually goes hand-in-hand with the previous announcement that Disney/Marvel selected Rick And Morty writer Jessica Gao to lead the She-Hulk writers room. It's a clear sign of the comedic undertones that the series will be dealing in - and also a hint that the comedic uses of Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk could be a lot edgier than a lot of Marvel fans may initially assume.
As hinted above, Kat Coiro's resume includes a mix of mainstream zany comedy (Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and bitingly edgier comedic flavor (It's Always Sunny, The Mick, Shameless). She'll be taking on Hollyweird's life and relationships in her upcoming film Marry Me, which stars Jennifer Lopez as a pop star who decides to marry a random man in the crowd after her rock star fiancé stands her up at their massive public wedding.
The story of She-Hulk sees attorney Jennifer Walters get injured and require a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner. Bruce's gamma-irradiated blood turned Jen into her own version of the Hulk - in this case, She-Hulk.
Earlier rumors point to She-Hulk possibly being six episodes long. The same rumors also predicted we will see Jennifer Walters taking on cases of superhero law (in a post-Sokovia Accords world), while also fighting crime as She-Hulk (the tried-and-true She-Hulk baseline story).
Marvel fans are hoping for some big cameo appearances in the series - including MCU Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo, who has already confirmed he's had talks for She-Hulk. Similarly, it's already been hinted that She-Hulk's future will grow from a Disney+ series to a full MCU movie role. As Marvel's Kevin Feige teased:0comments
"Some characters we've announced like She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight you will meet for the first time on a Disney+ show and then they'll go into the movies but the MCU will now go back and forth."
No word on when She-Hulk will go into production. Other upcoming Marvel Disney+ series include Moon Knight, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision, and Ms. Marvel.