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Don’t expect a 1980 version of Titania, the old she-hulk antagonist who appears in She-Hulk: Lawyer next month on Disney Plus. Titania’s performer, Jameela Jamil, says the character won’t stick too closely to her original roots, though she says the character will retain her core motivations.
Jamil recently spoke with Screen Rant about his role in the upcoming MCU-based comedy. When asked if her character would share a similar origin to the one featured in the original secret wars The Marvel Comics miniseries Jamil quickly cleared things up.
“No, because we are not going to tell the comic book version of Titania. Which I hope to be able to do one day, because I love it too. His backstory, I think, is one of the best in the entire MCU. But we are telling a new version of Titania, invented in the brain of Jessica Gao. It’s very modern and cool and silly and fun, but still with Titania’s insecurity at the core of all of her She-Hulk issues.”
— Jameela Jamil
To be fair, it would be hard to get an accurate comic book origin story for Titania given the current timeline of the MCU. The character originally appeared in secret wars, a project whose name wasn’t even name-checked until last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con and won’t appear on screen until 2025. In the comic book continuity, Titania, whose alter ego originally looked more like Steve Rogers before to obtain the Super Soldier formula was altered to possess great strength by none other than Doctor Doom. Since we’re not expected to see Doom until we see his arch-enemy The Fantastic Four show up in her own MCU movie at the end of Phase Six, the MCU version of Titania will have to find his superpowers elsewhere.
We will discover the new history of Titania when She-Hulk: Lawyer begins streaming on Disney Plus on August 17.