She-Hulk Director Says Marvel 'Really Listens to Its Fans'
She-Hulk director Kat Coiro spoke about how Marvel Studios considers feedback from its fanbase when developing projects for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Coiro described how the studio "really listens to its fans" in a recent interview with Collider. "It’s almost like an organic being that really responds to what’s going on in the culture... I think there’s a real connectedness to the people who love the MCU and listening to what they want, and I hope we satisfy the fans."
Coiro went on to talk about how excited she was to direct a series set in Marvel Studios' popular shared universe. "I can’t say very much about the show, but I’m really happy with it," she said. "Part of what I appreciate about the MCU is that it’s an ever-expanding universe...I’m a huge fan of the MCU, and I was actually a giant fan of the She-Hulk comics, so when I heard they were making it, I went full court press and really sold myself as the person to bring this story to life."
She-Hulk is the latest in an increasingly long line-up of MCU series to debut on Disney+ when it finally arrives later this year. The first of these, WandaVision, debuted in January 2021, and was soon followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If...? and Hawkeye. Another series, Moon Knight, is set to premiere on March 30, with a further two series, Ms. Marvel and Secret Invasion, also slated for release at some point in 2022.
Following these shows, a one-off special, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, will round out Marvel Studios' television output in December 2022. From here, the studio will shift its focus to several more projects currently in development, including two IronMan-inspiredspinoffs -- Ironheart and Armor Wars -- and an untitled Black Panther-related show set in Wakanda.
Created by Jessica Gao and based on the comic book character created by Stan Lee and John Buscema, She-Hulk follows the exploits of Bruce Banner's cousin Jennifer Walters, who finds herself transformed into the female equivalent of the Hulk. It stars Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk, with Mark Ruffalo reprising the role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk and Tim Roth returning as Emil Blonsky/Abomination. Jameela Jamil rounds out the core cast as She-Hulk's equally strong enemy Titania.
She-Hulk is expected to arrive on Disney+ sometime in 2022 and will run for 10 episodes. A premiere date for the series has yet to be announced.