Literally, just a month ago, the internet was vague when the news exploded yan Orphan BlackTatiana Masalany was presented as the big, green lead Disney + ‘s He-Hulkseries. Masalany’s coverage alone is to make the news rational and considering the outlets that deliver the news, it seems legitimate. To all who believe in goods, Masalany has something to say.
In a recent interview on Sudbury Star where Masalany discusses being a jury on the panel that awarded the Glenn Gould Prize and what kind of music she listens to these days (Sophie and Kendrick among others), the topic of He-Hulk come. Instead the actor is frank in his statement that he is not set to play Jennifer Walters, despite all the evidence to the contrary.
“That really isn’t a real thing and it’s like a press release got in the hand,” Maslany said. “Not really – I’ve connected to these things in the past and it went to the press, but it’s not really a thing, unfortunately.”
Masalany’s statement is a bit strange given that She-Hulk showrunner Jessica Gao seems to have confirmed back in September when he quoted the tweeter of the original Deadline report. In addition, Mark Ruffalo took to his Twitter page to Masalany is welcome to the family. When io9 reached Disney this morning to discuss the whole thing, a representative said, “Unless it’s confirmed on Marvel.com it’s all just gossip.”
Of course, many times the goods were reported correctly in casting even before Disney officially announced the news. Occasionally, “resources familiar with this matter” will only contain misinformation, or speak too much – before the ink dries. At the same time, however, it may all seem strange, the Marvel-branded subterfuge is rooted in the studio’s well-known secret that is meant to spark excitement for projects before the public actually sees it.
The important thing to note here is that until Disney and Marvel came out with an official statement, nothing really set in stone, and for the best interests of each other do not emphasize themselves about who plays what character in a series that has not yet begun production. Although, to be fair, the Maslany casting is pretty cool.
We also reached out to Maslany’s representatives for comment on this whole situation and to report again with any illumination if and when we hear again.
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