- Jameela Jamil will star as the villain Titania in the new Marvel series “She-Hulk.”
- “The Good Place” actor was cast along with Tatiana Maslany of “Orphan Black,” who will play She-Hulk.
- The show is set to premiere on Disney Plus in 2022.
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Jameela Jamil will swap out her overly positive personality in “The Good Place” for a role as a villain in Disney Plus’ new Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series “She-Hulk.”
Jamil, known for her role in NBC’s sitcom “The Good Place,” will star as Titania, the arch-enemy of She-Hulk.
“Orphan Black’s” Tatiana Maslany is set to take on the role of She-Hulk.
The plot revolves around Maslany’s character Jennifer Walters, who gets a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner better known as Hulk. After the transfusion, Walters has super strength and the Hulk’s iconic green color.
But it’s not a superhero show without a villain. That’s where Jamil steps in as Walters’ long-term arch-nemesis, Titania. In the original comic, Titania has both super strength and super stamina, according to Cinema Blend.
She-Hulk was written by Jim Shooter and Matt Zeck in 1984. Originally, the villain Titania pretended to be a superhero, according to Cinema Blend.
The comic is being transformed into a comedy that is expected to premiere in 2022 on Disney Plus, Deadline reported. The show’s lead writer is Jessica Gao from “Rick and Morty.” The series will be co-directed by Kat Coiro from “Single Parents” and Anu Valia of “Never Have I Ever.”
Mark Ruffalo will make an appearance as Hulk, and Renée Elise Goldsberry, Ginger Gonzaga, and Tim Roth are also cast in the show, Deadline reported.
Outside of acting, Jamil is also known for her activism and her I Weigh body neutrality campaign, Insider previously reported.
Jamil started her career as a model and BBC Radio 1 presenter. She later moved to Los Angeles, California, where she earned the role as Tahani Al-Jamil on “The Good Place.”