Former Rick and Morty scribe Jessica Gao is getting another opportunity to write a hard-hitting action comedy featuring a green-colored superhero.
Best known for writing the iconic, Emmy award-winning Rick and Morty Season 3 episode “Pickle Rick”, Gao’s working on the upcoming She-Hulk Disney+ series set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to multiple sources, the news was revealed on Saturday, and it’s the first detail to come out about the series since Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige announced it at D23 Expo in August.
One more shot
Earlier this year, Marvel tapped Rick and Morty writer Michael Waldron to pen its Loki show. The MCU is definitely about to feel a lot more like Rick and Morty’s multiverse moving forward.
A taste of his own medicine
In the comics, She-Hulk series protagonist Jennifer Walters is a practicing lawyer and cousin to Bruce Banner who acquires Hulk-like powers after an emergency blood transfusion that includes just a taste of Banner’s gamma radiation.
Rather than getting overcome with rage and smashing everything in sight while in her green Hulk form, She-Hulk retains her intelligence, similar to what we saw from Professor Hulk in Avengers: Endgame. In the comics, she almost always has more control over her powers than her hot-headed cousin.
Bruce gets a bae
Hiring Gao to lead the She-Hulk series speaks volumes to the tone Marvel Studios is going for. It sounds fun-loving and ridiculous in a way that won’t shy away from the superhero action we’ve all come to expect from the MCU.
Marvel also hired Jeremy Slater, who wrote and developed the dark and psychological The Umbrella Academy for Netflix, to lead Moon Knight, another Disney+ series that focuses on a character that seems like the most mentally unstable Marvel hero imaginable.
She-Hulk couldn’t be more different, and it speaks to the tonal diversity the studio is going for in Phase Five and beyond.