Marvel Studios was reportedly said to have kicked-off production on their Disney+ series She-Hulk last month in Atlanta, Georgia. The show seems to be still assembling the main cast as a new report from Deadline has revealed that Renee Elise Goldsberry will be playing a character named Amelia.
While not confirmed by Marvel, people have assumed this role could be Amelia Voght, a mutant nurse from the pages of X-Men comics and member of the Acolytes. It’s also possible it could be another character created for the She-Hulk series as while there have been hints to mutants with the introductions of Madripoor and S.W.O.R.D., Marvel hasn’t officially added mutant characters to the MCU.
The American actress is likely best known from the musical Hamilton, the Netflix cyberpunk series Altered Carbon, and Ally McBeal. The latter series is said to be sort of an influence on the legal Marvel project.
She’ll be joining a cast that includes Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner aka Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky aka Abomination, and Ginger Gonzaga as Jennifer’s best friend.
The creative team sees Kat Coiro and Anu Valia directing episodes with Rick & Morty’s Jessica Gao as the head writer.
Walters is a defense lawyer that specializes in superhero and super-villain cases. In the comics, after a life-threatening accident she requires a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner leading to her acquiring her own Hulk abilities. However, unlike Bruce Banner once turned into She-Hulk she remains in her green form similar to how Bruce/Hulk is in Avengers: Endgame. There had been hints we’ll see other Marvel superheroes and lawyers in the series.
Jennifer has joined multiple superhero teams over the years including Fantastic Four, Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., A-Force, and Heroes For Hire.
She-Hulk will debut on Disney+ sometime in 2022.