Gao ultimately became the creator and head writer of the Disney+ series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” starring Tatiana Maslany (an Emmy winner for “Orphan Black”) as Jennifer — alongside several other major MCU characters. Ruffalo returns as Bruce and Smart Hulk, who trains a reluctant Jennifer in the ways of Hulkitude in the premiere episode.

If we talk about the initial pitching of the show,she stated that The first thing She ever pitched on was for the ‘Black Widow’ movie, and She actually had She-Hulk in my pitch” . “She was her favorite character from the comics, and She just wanted to see her in the MCU. At one point, She think it was [Marvel executive] Brad Winderbaum who said, ‘It kind of feels like you’re pitching us She-Hulk movie with Black Widow in it.

In early episodes (Variety has seen the first four), Jennifer also takes on a surprising client: Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth), aka the Abomination, one of the main villains in the 2008 Marvel Studios film “The Incredible Hulk.” (That film starred Edward Norton as Bruce, and until recently had been largely ignored by the MCU.) Other major Marvel figures — like Wong (Benedict Wong) and Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), aka Daredevil, also show up, alongside a sizable ensemble including Ginger Gonzaga, Jameela Jamil, Josh Segarra, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jon Bass.