The marvel-ous news is that Ms. Marvel will feature the MCU's first on-screen Muslin superhero. The not-so-great news is that the Disney Plus series isn't coming until next year (after we had thought it was set for 2021).
Ms. Marvel comes from creator Bisha K. Ali and stars Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teen living in New Jersey. She's a stellar student and an avid gamer who writes fan fiction about her idol, Captain Marvel. Kamala struggles to fit in at both home and at school. Then, she gains shapeshifting powers, strength and speed — but will they make her life any easier? Not a spoiler: Probably not.
Kamala made her first appearance in the comics in 2014 and took the name that was first claimed by Carol Danvers (before she became Captain Marvel). The two characters are linked throughout the comics — so it's no surprise that Kamala will have a major role in Captain Marvel 2, The Marvels.
Here's everything we know about Ms. Marvel, one of the top upcoming Marvel movies and series to be aware of.
Ms. Marvel release date window
Marvel and Disney Plus have previously said the show would be released in late 2021. That time frame was unveiled along with a sizzle reel at Disney Investor Day last December.
However, we now know that isn't happening. At Disney Plus Day, the company announced that Ms. Marvel is coming in Summer 2022.
Ms. Marvel cast
The cast of Ms. Marvel is headlined by Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel.
She is joined by:
- Zenobia Shroff as Muneeba Khan, Kamala's mother
- Mohan Kapur as Yusuf Khan, Kamala's father
- Saagar Shaikh as Amir Khan, Kamala's older brother
- Matt Lintz as Bruno Carrelli, Kamala's best friend.
- Aramis Knight as Kareem aka the vigiliante Red Dagger
- Rish Shah as Kamran
Ms. Marvel teasers
At Disney Plus Day, the brief teaser showed how Kamala Khan doesn't expect to get super powers, and got them anyways. She walks on air, it appears, in a makeshift Captain Marvel outfit, but we don't see how her stretchy powers look. You can find that clip on Disney Plus.
At Disney Investor Day in December, Marvel unveiled a sizzle reel teaser for Ms. Marvel. It introduces Kamala as "a new kind of superhero" but "at the core it, her story is so universal."
Marvel boss Kevin Feige notes she's a newer character in the comics. The rest of the teaser highlights the lineup of directors: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. And the sizzle reel features the first look at footage of Vellani inhabiting the role.
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