Jameela Jamil, the Hollywood actor best known for her stint in NBC’s The Good Place, will be seen playing the villain Titania in the upcoming Disney+ Marvel series She-Hulk, The Illuminerdi first reported and Variety confirmed later.
An official announcement from Marvel and Disney+ is awaited.
Jamil will play Titania, a supervillain created by Jim Shooter and introduced to the Marvel-verse in 1984. In the comics, Titania is the alter ego of Mary MacPherran, who was a short, unpopular, and bullied girl in high school before eventually coming in contact with Doctor Doom and receiving superpowers. Titiana’s rivalry with She-Hulk is a long one and it ends in the former facing veteran superhero Spider-Man. Whether this will be included in the series is yet to be confirmed.
She-Hulk, also known as Jennifer Walters, is a lawyer and the cousin of Bruce Banner aka the Hulk. After being shot by a mobster and then saved by a blood transfusion from Banner, his gamma-irradiated blood turns Walters into the She-Hulk. She has fought crime as a member of various superhero teams, including the Avengers and Fantastic Four, while also working as an attorney.
She-Hulk, the series, is directed by Kat Coiro and Anu Valia. Jessica Gao, who won an Emmy for writing Rick and Morty, is the creator and head writer for this Disney+ series, which is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Jamil joins previously announced cast members Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Ginger Gonzaga, and Renée Elise Goldsberry. While Maslany will be seen in the titular role, Ruffalo will reprise his role as the Hulk, and Roth will return as the Abomination, a character he previously played in the film The Incredible Hulk.
Post her success with NBC’s The Good Place, Jamil is currently hosting the TBS game show The Misery Index and is also a judge on the HBO Max competition series Legendary. She has also been part of television shows like Crossing Swords, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, and DuckTales.