Earlier this week, word came out that Marvel was looking for an “Alison Brie-type” for She-Hulk on Disney+. Obviously fans thought that was a great idea as fan art of her in the role immediately appeared, and people wondered why they didn’t just cast her in the role.
In what appears to be perfect timing for such a thing to happen on the internet, Alison appeared on The Late Show with James Corden last night and he asked her about it. He response actually came off a bit suspicious and some have pointed out it’s similar to how Paul Rudd denied being cast as Ant-Man right before he was officially confirmed.
The rumors were brought up to her and she said, “I didn’t know it was such a trending thing, but I woke up to a lot of Instagram posts of like side-by-side pictures of me and She-Hulk, which I just thought; ‘cool’. And then that quote about an “Alison Brie-type”, which honestly I found very exciting because for years I’ve auditioned for the Anne Hathaway type or the Zooey Deschanel type, I was very flattered to be my own type for somebody else.”
She then joked with Corden about making some phone calls, but he asks her directly if she would want to be She-Hulk, and she begins to stumble saying, “I find it interesting.” That part of the interview is what people are finding suspicious as her reaction almost seems to be hiding something that she isn’t supposed to talk about, which again reminds people of Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man denial.
With She-Hulk not filming until the fall, they do have some time to find the star of the show. But Alison Brie already seems to be a fan favorite, and seems to be what Marvel is looking for in the role, so if she does end up playing Jennifer Walters in the MCU it seems like fans would be pretty happy with that.