Jameela Jamil's 'She-Hulk' Character Is One Marvel's Saddest Supervillains Ever
Marvel's live-action She-Hulk is set to hit Disney+ in 2022, so we still don't know a lot about it, but one thing is clear now: The show is apparently written by the parents of Jameela Jamil's character on The Good Place because the actress was recently cast in the show as one of the silliest comic-book characters of all time: the supervillain Titania.
Now that is a bold claim to make in a world where two ice-cream-powered X-Men characters exist, with one of them sharing way too many similarities with 2 Girls 1 Cup, but being outlandish, ludicrous, and over the top is all fine. It's what comics should be. But Titania is none of those things; she's just … sad.
Titania was originally Mary MacPherran, a scrawny and unpopular girl whose friend once asked her if she was secretly Spider-Woman. Literally not having anything better going for her other than that time one of her McNuggets looked kind of like Don Johnson (I assume), Mary said "Yes," instead of "Spider-Woman? More like I spy there's an untouched gallon of ice cream over there, so if you'll excuse me …" Mary's friend then started telling everyone that her pal is a superheroine until the two were seen together at a party and people around them just lost their shit.
Look, we've all been caught in a lie, and it almost always goes the same way. You feel embarrassed, you apologize, the police confiscate your fake McNuggets Inspector badge, the staff puts your picture on the Do Not Serve wall, and then you move on (to another McDonald's.) Not the folks around Mary and her friend. They started chasing them. Why? What was their goal? Were they planning to beat them up? Kill them?! Just for lying?! Was the punch bowl at that party spiked with bath salts like in that one episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia?!
In any case, the two terrified and tired women eventually ran into Doctor Doom, as you do, and instantly volunteered to be part of whatever experiment he was working on. Fortunately for them, this week it was "giving randos superpowers." The two hitchhikers who met Doom during his "How many jellyfish enemas is too many?" week weren't so lucky. Through the magic of science, Doom then transforms Mary into the super-strong, invulnerable Titania and her friend into the fire-powered Volcana. The two then realize that this improbable sequence of events clearly means they're living in a badly-written comic, so they may as well become supervillains because those gigs usually come with sweet-ass costumes. Sadly, Titania's was the exception.
The character will obviously be revamped somewhat for the show, but even if they literally don't change a thing about her, She-Hulk will still be awesome, seeing as it's bringing back Tim Roth as the Abomination (for which I take sole credit. You're welcome.)
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