Jameela Jamil Joins She-Hulk as the Villain

Jameela Jamil Joins She-Hulk as the Villain
Jameela Jamil is going from The Good Place to the Marvel...place. (Photo: NBC)

After the defeat of Thanos and restoration of half the the galaxy, the Marvel Universe seemed like a rather good place to live. So it’s fitting that a star from The Good Place is now on her way to stir shit up. Jameela Jamil, who played Tahani on the hit NBC show, is joining Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk as its villain.

According to Variety, Jamil will play Titania. Real name Mary MacPherran, Titania was once a social outcast given the chance to gain super powers by Doctor Doom during the events of the original Secret Wars. Transformed into a giant, domineering woman with super strength and durability, Titania was recruited into Doom’s army of supervillains, and quickly made herself a rival to She-Hulk, kickstarting an on-again, off-again rivalry that’s lasted for decades of comics. Here, she’ll be in opposition to lawyer Jennifer Walters, played by Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, who is a cousin of Bruce Banner and gains his Hulk powers. Mark Ruffalo is reprising his role as Banner on the show, which will also co-star Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton) and Ginger Gonzaga. Tim Roth will reprise his role as Abomination.

Jamil is an interesting choice to play a villain because in her real life, she’s anything but. She’s a strong feminist voice who regularly speaks out in public about a litany of important issues. Kind of like, we assume, She-Hulk will on the show. However, on The Good Place, her character was cunning in a bunch of unique ways. You never quite knew what she was thinking or up to, and she could jump all over the emotional spectrum. It’ll be very fun to see how evil she can get here, and what if any visual effects or costumes the series uses to bring Titania to life.

Jessica Gao is She-Hulk’s head writer and executive producer. She’s sharing those EP duties with Kat Coiro, who’ll also direct some episodes. The show is likely to hit Disney+ sometime next year along with Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight; the former started shooting earlier this year and the latter is gearing up for production.