DUBAI: Jameela Jamil is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s been announced that the British-Indian-Pakistani actress and body positivity activist will be joining the cast of streaming service Disney+’s new MCU series, “She-Hulk,” premiering in 2022.
Jamil, who gained prominence for her role as Tahani Jamil on NBC’s “The Good Place,” is set to play Titania, who is the longterm arch nemesis of She-Hulk.
As reported by Cinema Blend, Jamil’s villainous character will have the superpowers of super strength and super stamina.
Meanwhile, She-Hulk will be played by “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany.
The actresses will star alongside Renee Elise Goldsberry, Ginger Gonzaga and Tim Roth.
Deadline reports that Mark Ruffalo will make an appearance at one point as the Hulk.
“She-Hulk” was written by Jim Shooter and Matt Zeck in 1984.
The plot revolves around Maslany's character Jennifer Walters, who gets a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner –better known as the Hulk. After the transfusion, Walters gains super strength and her skin turns green.
Jessica Gao from “Rick and Morty” is the lead writer, while Kat Coiro and Anu Valia are co-directing.
Jamil, who was born to a Pakistani mother and an Indian father in London, also stars in a new Disney Junior series, “Mira Royal Detective,” in which she voices the aunt of a headstrong young investigator.
Outside of acting, the star is also known for her activism and her I Weigh body positivity movement that she founded in 2018.
Jamil, who started her career as a model and a BBC Radio 1 presenter, is also an MC and a judge on the HBO Max series “Legendary.”