First reported in Deadline in mid-September as an Exclusive, Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany was said to be cast as the lead in the upcoming Disney+ series, She-Hulk. Even getting a warm welcome by who would have been her onscreen cousin, Mark Ruffalo.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) September 17, 2020
In a recent interview with the Sudbury Star Malsany has now stated on record she is not the new She-Hulk. Technically one could argue she is splitting hairs with her response, as Maslany could be playing Jennifer Walters and not her alter-ego, She-Hulk. Much like Bill Bixby played Bruce Banner to Lou Ferrigno’s Hulk in the late 70’s The Incredible Hulk series. It is also possible, that Maslany is completely being transparent and was not cast as the lead afterall, but could be playing a supporting role.
Q: I was hoping to ask you about some of the stuff you’ve got going on too. Obviously you are the new She-Hulk, which is a pretty big deal —
A: That actually isn’t a real thing and it’s like a press release that’s gotten out of hand. It’s totally not — I’ve been connected to these things in the past and press has gotten onto it, but it’s not actually a thing, unfortunately.
Q: Seriously? I think I even saw it on the BBC, like serious news outlets.
A: Yeah, I don’t know how these things get — I don’t know, I don’t know. You know better; I have no idea. (Laughs.)