'That's not real': Tatiana Maslany denies She-Hulk casting rumors - Dexerto
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Tatiana Maslany admits her rumored She-Hulk casting “isn’t a real thing”

Published: 16/Oct/2020 2:24 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 2:41

by Isaac McIntyre

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Tatiana Maslany has denied being cast as She-Hulk in a new Marvel Disney Plus series focused on the iconic hero, suggesting it’s “not a real thing,” despite the show director and Avengers star Mark Ruffalo congratulating her on the role.

Maslany, 35, has seemingly debunked recent reports by Deadline, BBC, and other major outlets she had been handed the title role in Marvel’s planned She-Hulk series.

The news first broke almost a month ago, on Sep. 17, soon after it was confirmed Marvel Studios had named Kat Coiro as lead director. 

Coiro, and Avengers star Mark Ruffalo ⁠— who plays She-Hulk’s cousin Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk, ⁠in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — both congratulated Maslany for being cast in the role. Numerous high-profile outlets also ran the report.

Emmy-winning actress Tatiana Maslany has denied reports she will be playing She-Hulk.
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Emmy-winning actress Tatiana Maslany has denied reports she will be playing She-Hulk.

According to the Orphan Black star, however, it’s “not a real thing.” Tatiana Maslany was asked about it during a Q&A with the Sudbury Star on Oct. 15, and admitted “unfortunately” she hadn’t heard anything about the She-Hulk role.

“That actually isn’t a real thing,” she said when the Marvel topic came up. “It’s like a press release that’s gotten out of hand. It’s totally not ⁠— I’ve been connected to these things in the past, and the press has gotten onto it… it’s not actually a thing.”

Maslany added she wasn’t sure where the rumor had first started. “Yeah, I don’t know… I don’t know, I don’t know. You might know better. I have no idea!”

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Tatiana Maslany had a long stint on Orphan Black before her supposed She-Hulk casting.

It certainly is an interesting situation, especially considering the big names that seem to have already confirmed the news. If there’s one person that knows a little something about their upcoming roles, however, it would be the star themselves.

This isn’t the first time a potential Marvel actor has denied their casting either. Back in September 2017, eventual Ant-Man star Paul Rudd dubbed the rumors about his role just that, “rumors.”

It turned out he had been cast, however, and he has appeared in five films since.

According to earlier reports, the She-Hulk series will focus on the original comic book heroine Jennifer Walters. She is the cousin of Bruce Banner ⁠— the Avengers’ Hulk ⁠— and gets her powers from a blood transfusion with him.

It's not longer clear who will be playing Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, in the new Marvel series.
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It’s no longer clear who will be playing Jennifer Walters in the She-Hulk series.

She-Hulk is expected to air on Disney Plus after the first slate of new Marvel series, which includes WandaVision, coming later this year, as well as The Falcon and Winter Soldier and Loki, both of which have been handed 2021 release dates.

For now, best to wait for official confirmation from Disney or Marvel Studios on the She-Hulk casting. Maslany may be trying to throw fans off the scent, or she may truly not be involved with the project. Marvel fans will just have to wait and see!

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Uncharted movie – trailer, casting, and everything we know

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:57 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 17:58

by Tanner Pierce

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The Uncharted movie is the latest video game movie in development, and it actually looks like it’ll be faithful to the source material if some recent stills released by Sony are to be believed. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming film. 

The Uncharted movie has been in development hell for around 10 years now. After having Mark Wahlberg originally attached to the film to play Nathan Drake himself, the script and director underwent massive changes multiple times. Most thought the film would never be released.

Now, Sony is pushing full-steam ahead with Uncharted, which is set to star Tom Holland as the titular character. Filming is currently underway, but we still don’t have an extensive look at the film. Here’s everything we know about the movie based on the hit video game.

Uncharted casting and plot

As previously mentioned, Tom Holland has been cast as Nathan Drake, while Mark Wahlberg, who was once himself set to play that character, will now portray Sully, Nate’s mentor in the film.

Given the age of both the actors, most people seem to believe that Uncharted will be a prequel set long before the first game, Drake’s Fortune. Aside from this, however, we don’t know anything else about the plot.

On top of Holland and Wahlberg, we also know that Antonio Banderas has also been cast in the movie, although his role has yet to be announced.

Uncharted trailer

As of October 23, 2020, the trailer for Uncharted has not been released. While filming was originally set to be completed by this point, shutdowns at the beginning of the year caused Sony to delay production by a few months until everything was safe again.

Despite no trailer being available, we do have the first look at Holland as Drake and if the image is anything to go by, this film is going to be game-accurate in some regard. Given the fact that the studio has released the look, it might not be too much longer until we see the trailer. Nevertheless, this is all we have.

Uncharted release date

Currently, Uncharted is set to release in theaters on July 16, 2021. That being said, due to the state of the world right now, it’s always worth noting that this has a good chance of changing.

It could end up being delayed, it could end up going straight to digital, or it could simply stay the same. Right now, it’s too early to tell.