Maslany's recent denial to the Sudbury Star that she's starring in the Marvel Disney+ series comes a month after Deadline originally reported the news of her casting. She-Hulk showrunner Jessica Gao and Marvel star Mark Ruffalo seemed to confirm the news last month via Twitter, while the casting was also reported by The Hollywood Reporter. "What is the truth here?" says Jessica Mason. "We can’t be sure, but the most likely answer is that Maslany is still in negotiations with Marvel over the contract for the role and thus can’t discuss anything publically. This news was a leak before Marvel wanted it out, and probably before all details of Maslany’s contract were confirmed. As an actor negotiating that contract (or working with agents and managers to negotiate it), she wouldn’t want to upset Marvel or jeopardize her role by speaking about it before everything was confirmed."