Renée Elise Goldsberry Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s First Hamilton Alum

Renée Elise Goldsberry Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s First Hamilton Alum
Renée Elise Goldsberry, seen here with Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones in Hamilton, is joining She-Hulk. (Photo: Disney)
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Looks like someone included women in the sequel after all.

Deadline reports Renée Elise Goldsberry, best known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton, has been cast in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ show She-Hulk. Tatiana Maslany stars as the title character, a lawyer with powers similar to that of Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo, who will appear on the show). Goldsberry will be playing a character named Amelia, which could be Marvel Comics character Amelia Hopkins, but that’s unclear.

And, as the headline says, this casting makes Goldsberry the first original Hamilton star to get a role in the MCU. Others, including creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, have worked with Disney before, but no one has appeared in the MCU yet. Until now.

Between Hamilton and She-Hulk, though, Goldsberry has been incredibly active on screen. Recently she appeared on CBS’ Evil, Netflix’s Altered Carbon, NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and in films such as Eli Roth’s The House with a Clock in Its Walls and the critically acclaimed Waves, just to name a few.

She-Hulk will be directed by Kat Coiro and Anu Valia with Jessica Gao serving as showrunner and head writer. It does not yet have a premiere date but sometime in 2022 seems like a reasonable guess.