Jameela Jamil, who starred in The Good Place, has joined the cast of Disney Plus’ She-Hulk as Titania, the famed villain.
Marvel alums Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth reprise their roles as the Hulk and Abomination, respectively, in She-Hulk. And with Tatiana Maslany as the titular She-Hulk aka Jennifer Walters, Ginger Gonzaga, and award-winning actress Renée Elise Goldsberry rounding out the cast, it’s hard to think it could get any better. However, Marvel is bringing in a comedy powerhouse and a well-known She-Hulk foe to the series.
Jameela Jamil’s name initially appeared on Giant Freakin Robot, and she’s a wonderful fit for the cast thanks to her comedic abilities and experience on The Good Place, a sitcom with more than meets the eye. The NBC show was based on philosophy and greatly affected by it, which brought a distinctive flavour to the show, similar to how She-Hulk will be a legal comedy, but with the extra layer of the MCU.
With Randall Park and Kat Dennings, WandaVision used a similar approach. Despite the fact that they already have established MCU characters in Agent Jimmy Woo and Dr. Darcy Lewis, respectively, their comedic timing and experience in sitcoms was a huge boost. From her stint on the philosophical comedy The Good Place, Jameela Jamil can bring that same enthusiasm and experience to the upcoming Disney Plus series. The character description we reported, as well as Titania’s own comics backstory, bear striking resemblances to her Good Place counterpart.
Mary McPherran, who would eventually become Titania, was born prematurely in the comics and grew up to be a petite, skinny, and frightened adolescent in Denver, Colorado. After being bullied mercilessly at school, Mary grew obsessed with superheroes and fantasized about having superpowers. Denver became a part of Battleworld during the Secret Wars. Doctor Doom discovered Mary and her lone friend, Marsha Rosenberg, and offered them alien technology-based powers in exchange for their assistance. The two readily consented. Marsha would take the name Volcana, while Mary would have superhuman strength, stamina, and durability, earning the name Titania.
Titania fought for Doctor Doom in the Secret Wars, facing up against a slew of heroes, including She-Hulk, in a battle that would spark a long-running rivalry between the two superhuman women. Titania has been a member of a number of evil groups over the years, including the Masters of Evil, the Frightful Four, and the Femizons. She continued to fight She-Hulk, even using the Power Gem in a fruitless attempt to destroy the hero, but Titania was usually defeated and humiliated at the end of the confrontations.
She-Hulk, a courtroom comedy set to premiere on Disney Plus in 2022, will feature lawyer Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s cousin, who appears to get her powers through a blood transfusion from him, as she does in the comics. She-Hulk will not only explore a new area of the universe with the introduction of superhero-based legislation, but it will also delve into a more humorous part of the MCU. The new show looks to be a great addition to Marvel’s stellar lineup of Disney Plus shows.