The news of Jameela Jamil being cast surfaced in June but the actor officially confirmed the news in a video on her social media pages while throwing a few punches.
Source: Jameela Jamil/ Instagram
The Good Place actor, who gained worldwide fame due to her role as airhead Tahani Al-Jamil, took to her social media to confirm her casting in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe’s series, She-Hulk. She posted a snippet from a training session with perhaps another actor or stunt coordinator and can be seen throwing a few punches with the song Eye of the Tiger accompanying it.
The picture ends with the text, “Fighting my way through the MCU” and promises for a 2022 release. The text ends with the hashtag, “anything is possible kids” and is accompanied by a picture of Jamil as a child.
The character that Jamil is set to essay in the film hasn’t been divulged yet but speculations are rife with people opining that she will be playing She-Hulk’s nemesis from the comic series, Titania a.k.a, Mary MacPherran. Whatever be her character, the fans are bound to see her in an intensive action role, according to the video she posted.
Jamil joins a star-studded cast that includes Tatiana Maslany, essaying the titular character. When she isn’t hulking out, Maslany plays Jennifer Walters, a lawyer and Bruce Banner’s (the Hulk) cousin. Mark Ruffalo will also be joining as Hulk with Tim Roth reprising his role as Emil Blonsky/Abomination from the 2008 film, The Incredible Hulk. The star of hit musical Hamilton, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Ginger Gonzaga will also be joining the cast in an undisclosed role.
The upcoming series will join the impressive lineup of several Marvel series already airing on OTT giant, Disney+ Hotstar which includes The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki.