Marry Me director Kat Coiro discusses how she got the directing job for Marvel’s She-Hulk.
Kat Coiro is set to co-direct the upcoming superhero legal-comedy series She-Hulk for Disney Plus. Now, Coiro has opened up about how she got the gig from Marvel.
While getting a position in a creative, executive, managerial, or technical role at Marvel must either be a blast or an intense struggle, one thing that remains constant is some of the unique and peculiar types of pitches that some of the studios’ most dynamic talent have made to land these roles.
Coiro, who is one of the executive producers as well as the series’ director, spoke to Collider to discuss her new film Marry Me, which stars Jennifer Lopez and Loki’s Owen Wilson. She also revealed how she managed to land the job adapting Marvel’s sensational She-Hulk to the small screen on Disney’s ever-popular streamer, commenting:
"“I’m a huge fan of the MCU, and I was actually a giant fan of the She-Hulk comics, so when I heard they were making it, I went full court press and really sold myself as the person to bring this story to life. It was a huge and involved process. Marvel is some of the most collaborative environments in the world. Even though he’s producing so many things, Kevin [Feige], and Lou [D’Esposito] and Victoria [Alonso] and Brad [Winderbaum], have such as hand in everything.”"
As for what that process Coiro mentioned was like, well, she explains that it “was really about getting on the same page” as well as ensuring that they were all “like-minded”. She added:
"“It’s never about anybody’s ego. It’s about bringing these stories to life. It was a long process, but these processes to get a job become very easy when you’re really passionate about the material, which I was in the case of that one.”"
Coiro, who has quite a resume of directorial credits including episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family, and The Kids Are Alright, has proven that the key ingredient as well as talent, great portfolio, and collaboration, is passion.
She-Hulk stars Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Ginger Gonzaga, Jameela Jamil, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Josh Segarra. Jessica Gao is serving as showrunner, while Dana Schwartz is writing the series with Kat Coiro and Anu Valia directing. Gao, Coiro, and Kevin Feige are all credited as executive producers on She-Hulk.
Marvel Studios is producing the series and it is expected to drop on Disney+ sometime in mid-late 2022.
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