The Good Place's Jameela Jamil Throw Kicks In She-Hulk Training Video
The Good Place star is going big for her MCU debut. Literally. Titania is very tall.
Jameela Jamil, best known for her turn as Tahani Al Jamil on NBC's The Good Place, officially confirmed her entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a tweet and Tik Tok post showing off her combat training regimen.
"I've peaked in silliness," Jamil wrote in the post. "I'm so excited!" Jamil, set to play the role of She-Hulk antagonist Titania, tagged the post with hashtags for Marvel, the MCU, and She-Hulk specifically. The video shows Jamil, masked and throwing a roundhouse kick. "I can't believe I get to say this... Fighting my way through the MCU, coming to you in 2022!" reads the video, which then finishes off with a photo from Jamil of herself as a toddler striking an action pose. Jamil replied to a few responses, saying that her favorite Marvel stories are anything with Loki, though she also likes Drax, Groot, and Rocket as well. Jamil suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Sydrome, a disorder that affects connective tissue, and said in the thread that the She-Hulk team is "being amazing," and that she plans to talk about it next year.
Disney first announced the She-Hulk show in August 2019 as part of D23. Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) will play the part of She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, cousin of Bruce Banner. In the comics, a blood transfusion from Banner imbues her with the same gamma-irradiated powers as her cousin. In the comics, Jennifer has full control over her powers, while Banner usually doesn't. With Banner having merged Hulk and Banner in the MCU, this dynamic could shift for She-Hulk.
Walters is a lawyer specializing in super-powered beings, and the show is reportedly set to be a half-hour courtroom comedy, but with Jamil's training videos we're betting that case proceedings won't go entirely peacefully. Titania is a frequent rival of She-Hulk, imbued with super strength. The comics have her getting her powers from Doctor Doom on a composite planet called Battleworld--we're betting they'll go with a more straight-forward but thematically similar approach for the character in the show.
Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth will reprise their roles as Bruce Banner/Hulk and Abomination for the show. Roth's Abomination was spotted in the latest trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings, so we're getting all the gamma-irradiated Marvel characters we can handle. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has suggested that the show will have all kinds of cameos, so cross your fingers for your favorite Marvel characters to show up. With that said, the Marvel shows so far--WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki, have focused primarily on their main characters and shied away from high-profile cameos.
Marvel Studios has not yet set a release date for the show, but as Jamil's tweet suggests, we're expecting it sometime in 2022. In the meantime, we can look forward to Marvel's What If...? in August and Hawkeye, which Black Widow teased a connection for, later this year.