EXCLUSIVE: With her next film landing the coveted Valentine’s Day weekend slot, director Kat Coiro is now headed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She is in negotiations to direct the pilot and several other episodes of Marvel’s She-Hulk series for Disney+. Coiro will also serve as an executive producer on the series.
Rick and Morty writer Jessica Gao has already been tapped to lead the writers room.
The last major character to be co-created by Stan Lee, She-Hulk is Jennifer Walters, an attorney and cousin of Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk. An emergency blood transfusion from her cousin gave Walters her powers, but unlike Banner/Hulk, She-Hulk was able to keep her intelligence and personality when she Hulked out.
The project is just one of a handful of anticipated series Marvel Studios is working on for Disney+, with The Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki all in production and set to bow in the next year. No idea when production on She-Hulk will begin as execs and Coiro now need to find their actress to play the part.
Coiro’s next film is Marry Me, which Universal has set for Valentine’s Day 2021 after it tested through the roof. The film stars Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson and Sarah Silverman along with Latin Grammy winner Maluma in his first screen role.
Coiro has also directed numerous TV shows including Netflix’s Dead To Me, Showtime’s Shameless and FX’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, along with Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Mozart in the Jungle among others.
She is repped by CAA and 3 Arts, and Dave Feldman at Brecheen, Feldman, Breimer, Silver & Thompson.