Alison Brie addressed the rumor that Marvel Studios was searching for someone like her for the lead role in She-Hulk.
Last year, Marvel Studios announced that a She-Hulk series was part of their developing slate of projects for the Disney Plus streaming service. While fans had spent the next several months speculating on who could portray She-Hulk, a recent rumor claimed Marvel Studios was searching for an “Alison Brie-type” to portray the titular heroine.
Of course, this prompted many fans to wonder why Marvel Studios’ didn’t simply contact Alison Brie about the role of She-Hulk. During an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Alison Brie herself addressed the rumor, noting that she thought it was exciting to hear people were looking for someone like her during the casting process:
“I eally don’t go on Twitter anymore. […] So I didn’t really realize it was such a trending thing, but I woke up to a lot of Instagram posts of side-by-side pictures of me and She-Hulk, which I just thought, ‘cool.’ And then that quote about an ‘Alison Brie-type,’ which honestly, I found very exciting because for years I’ve auditioned for the ‘Anne Hathaway-type’ or the ‘Zooey Deschanel-type.’ I was like very flattered to be my own type for somebody else.”
After saying that she had made some phone calls in response to the She-Hulk rumors and then quickly stating that she really hadn’t, James Corden asked if she was interested in the role. In response, Alison Brie simply said, “I find it interesting.”
In the comics, She-Hulk is the alter-ego of Jennifer Walters, a private attorney and the cousin of Bruce Banner. After being shot, Jennifer Walters receives a blood transfusion from Bruce that transforms her into the gamma-powered She-Hulk. However, unlike most incarnations of Bruce Banner’s Hulk, Jennifer Walters retains her sharp wit and emotional control in her She-Hulk form, which later becomes permanent.
Marvel Studios’ upcoming slate of films includes Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder. In addition to the aforementioned feature films, Marvel Studios is developing several shows for Disney Plus, including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk and Alison Brie as it develops!