Among a slew of Marvel Studios announcements dropped during Disney’s annual investor call, we have our first look at Iman Vellani as adolescent superhero Ms. Marvel.
Introduced in the comic books back in 2013, the personality has quickly gathered a huge fanbase so it’s a huge deal to watch her jump into live-action for the very first time.
The series is presently filming with an eye on landing on Disney Plus in late 2021, together with directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah among the creative team.
They became two of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars after helming Bad Boys For Life, which successfully revived the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence franchise for a new generation of audiences.
You can find out more information here about the Marvel TV series on Disney+, as the shows seem set to have a huge impact on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When Is Ms. Marvel Released On Disney+?
Ms. Marvel is now scheduled for release on Disney Plus in overdue 2021.
Who’s In The Cast Of Ms. Marvel?
Iman Vellani has been cast in the lead role of Kamala Khan, that is also a significant character in the upcoming Captain Marvel two, where she will cross paths with Carol Danvers (Brie Larson).
The supporting cast will include Saagar Shaikh as Kamala’s brother Amir, The Walking Dead’s Matt Lintz as her best friend Bruno and Aramis Knight (Into The Badlands) as vigilante Red Dagger.
Bisha K Ali, who helmed Mindy Kaling’s Four Weddings and a Funeral series for US streaming website Hulu, is reportedly on board to direct the writer’s room.
Meanwhile, Ms. Marvel is assembling an impressive roster of directors to helm its episodes, including Bad Boys for Life directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will also be a director on the show, having previously won two Academy Awards in the documentary short class, although the Punisher’s Meera Menon has joined the lineup too.
What Will Happen In Ms. Marvel?
The new series will introduce Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, as a power to be reckoned with in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The teenage hero first appeared in Marvel Comics in 2013 and has the power to manipulate her body on a molecular level, shrinking and growing at will.
Very little is known concerning the Disney+ show, but a recent casting call has hinted towards classic comic characters Red Dagger and the Inhuman Kamran featuring in the series.
Red Dagger is a Pakistan native who protects the streets of Karachi along with his competence in knives, before moving in with family friend Kamala Khan.
Kamran is Kamala’s childhood friend, who gains his energy release powers at precisely the same time as Kamala but chooses to use them for evil.
Additionally, it has been confirmed that Ms. Marvel will crossover using Captain Marvel 2, as Brie Larson’s powerful hero is a huge inspiration to Kamala in her early life.