Emmy-winning actress Tatiana Maslany has denied reports that she was defined as the star of Marvel Studios’ proposed “She-Hulk” television series.
The report was released to Deadline last month, with the point of sale also breaking the story that Kat Coiro is directing multiple episodes, including the pilot, of the show which is written by “Rick and Morty” writer Jessica. Gao, among others.
At the time, they said it was not clear at what stage the talks were or if she had reached a deal. However, the “Orphan Black” star turned “Perry Mason” and “Destroyer” actress flatly denied the information to the Sudbury Star this week:
“It’s actually not a real thing and it’s like a press release that got out of hand. It’s definitely not – I’ve been connected to these things in the past and the press has taken to it, but that’s not really a thing, unfortunately. [laughs] Yeah, I don’t know how these things go – I don’t know, I don’t know. You know better; I have no idea. “
The original report received universal praise for the actress who plays Jennifer Walters, a lawyer and cousin of Bruce Banner who receives an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin, which gives her powers similar to the Hulk but keeps her intelligence and his personality intact.
Maslaney’s denial could also be a potential “press negotiation” tactic. Actors Paul Rudd and Kumail Nanjiani previously denied signing for MCU movies before finally confirming they were involved.
The series will join other Marvel shows in the works for Disney +, including “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, “Loki”, “What if …?”, “WandaVision”, “Hawkeye”, “Moon Knight” and “Ms. Wonder “.