Marvel’s She-Hulk & Moon Knight Disney+ Series Find Their Lead Writers

Marvel has found lead writers for both their Moon Knight and She-Hulk Disney+ original shows. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown to incredible heights over the last 11 years through the dominance it's displayed on the big screen. But, this summer Marvel Studios confirmed plans to make Disney+ the home to some pivotal pieces of MCU content. They announced five shows at San Diego Comic-Con and later added Moon KnightMs. Marvel, and She-Hulk to their upcoming slate.

When Marvel Studios made the latter announcements, they did so by already having some of the creative team for Ms. Marvel in place. It was reported that Bisha K. Ali (Four Weddings and a Funeral) was set to serve as the showrunner, but who would be behind Moon Knight and She-Hulk was not announced. Now, a few new reports have revealed the lead writers for both Disney+ MCU shows.

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The latest updates come from THR, who first shared that Jessica Gao will be the lead writer on She-Hulk. Gao is best known for her work on Rick and Morty, where she has written several episodes, including the Emmy-winning Pickle Rick episode. Additionally, THR also shared that Moon Knight will have Jeremy Slater lead the writing room. Slater helped create and develop The Umbrella Academy for Netflix.

Through these hirings, fans looking forward to these shows now may be able to gather some insight for how Marvel plans to approach these two characters. Gao is well-versed in comedy with credits on Silicon Valley and a variety of other animated shows in addition to Rick and Morty. Her hiring could point to She-Hulk taking a more comedic approach with the superpowered lawyer. She's also the second Rick and Morty writer to tackle a Disney+ MCU show, as Michael Waldron is heading up Loki. Meanwhile, Slater's attachment to Moon Knight could signal a darker take on the schizophrenic antihero. He wrote the horror film The Lazarus Effect and TV reboot of The Exorcist.

Now that Moon Knight and She-Hulk have hired these writers, Marvel Studios has found the lead creators for all eight of their announced Disney+ shows. At the moment, the only show that is filming is The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, ahead of its 2020 release. But, having writers attached to the rest will allow scripts to start being completed and for the casting process to pick up, especially for the most recently announced ones like Moon Knight and She-Hulk. All of this should give MCU fans plenty of news about the franchise's presence on Disney+ as they wait for the incredibly important shows to debut and help shape Phase 4 and beyond.

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Sources: THR 1, 2

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  • Black Widow (2020) release date: May 01, 2020
  • Eternals (2020) release date: Nov 06, 2020
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) release date: Feb 12, 2021
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021) release date: May 07, 2021
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 (2021) release date: Jul 16, 2021
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2021) release date: Nov 05, 2021
  • Black Panther 2 (2022) release date: May 06, 2022
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