Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry is reportedly joining Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk, according to Deadline. There’s little information about who she’ll be playing, other than that she’ll be co-staring along with Tatiana Maslany, and will portray a character named Amelia.
She-Hulk is one of Marvel’s upcoming live-action shows for Disney+ , about lawyer Jennifer Walters (Maslany), who is also the cousin of Bruce Banner (played in the MCU first by Edward Norton and most recently, Mark Ruffalo, who’ll reprise his role in the series) and who shares some of the same powers after she gets a blood transfusion from him. The series will apparently be a legal comedy of some type—a bit of a new genre for the franchise.
The series is part of a second wave of live-action shows set in the MCU: it’ll be accompanied by Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel, as well as Hawkeye, Secret Invasion, Armor Wars, and Ironheart. Marvel hasn’t outlined what the series will be about yet, or how it’ll fit into the larger franchise.
Interestingly, the series will feature a connection to the original MCU Hulk film (in which Norton played the title character): Tim Roth, an Army officer who transformed into the Abomination will return to reprise his role as the character. Marvel hasn’t said who Goldsberry will be playing, but ComicBookMovie points out that there are a couple of characters named Amelia who have popped up in the franchise before: Amelia Voght, a mutant and S.W.O.R.D. agent who had some run-ins with the character, as well as Amelia Hopkins, who appeared in She-Hulks #1-#4 in 2010. Or, she could be a completely new companion for the character.
She-Hulk is expected to debut sometime in 2022.