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The Marvel Cinematic Universe just found its She-Hulk star

Actress Tatiana Maslany has reportedly been cast to play the title superhero in Marvel’s She-Hulk series that will debut on Disney+. 

Maslany — best known for her starring role in the Emmy-nominated TV series, Orphan Black — will play the main character in the series, Jennifer Walters, according to Deadline.

The Disney+ series will be directed by Kat Coiro, though no release date has been set yet. The series was announced last summer during Disney’s D23 Expo.

Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black Image used with permission by copyright holder

Digital Trends reached out to Marvel to confirm Maslany’s casting and an expected release date of the series. We will update this story when we hear back.

She-Hulk was the last major character that Stan Lee co-created for Marvel Comics in 1980.

In the comics, Walters is a talented lawyer and Bruce Banner’s cousin. After she is shot by a mobster, Walters needs a quick blood transfusion. Bruce (better known as the Hulk) happens to be the only person with a compatible blood type who’s nearby.

Unlike the Hulk, however, Walters is able to keep her memories and personality whenever she turns big and green. Throughout the comic series, She-Hulk appears as a member of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four.

The She-Hulk series is just one of many female-lead Marvel characters we have seen in recent years. Other female-led superhero series include the Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, and Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson. Outside of the Marvel universe, DC Comics has its own female heroes like Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, and Catwoman, which was played by Halle Berry in 2004.

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