Marvel Studios’ series She-Hulk has landed a lead writer according to TheHollywooReporter, as Emmy-winner Jessica Gao of Rick & Morty has been hired for the female-centric comic book streaming series.

Jessica Gao, who won an Emmy for her work on Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, has been tapped to develop and lead the writing team on She-Hulk, the Disney+ series from Marvel Studios.

The last major character to be co-created by Stan Lee, She-Hulk is Jennifer Walters, an attorney and cousin of Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk. An emergency blood transfusion from her cousin gave Walters her powers but unlike Banner/Hulk, She-Hulk was able to keep her intelligence and personality when she Hulked out.

Rick & Morty is such an excellent show so having Gao on She-Hulk is a huge get for Marvel Studios.

Jessica won’t be the first Rick & Morty alumni working on the Marvel Cinematic Universe as co-creator Dan Harmon did some brief work on Doctor Strange and fellow writer Michael Waldron is currently tackling the Loki series.

Casting is said to be underway and there is a rumor that Liv Tyler’s Betty Ross might be returning for the show.

It remains to be seen if the lineage connection to Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner will be explored and if he’ll be showing up.

Marvel/Disney has yet to reveal when the series will begin airing on Disney+.

SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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