We've had the arrival of Ms. Marvel circled on our calendars for weeks, as yet another Marvel show has arrived on Disney Plus. And it's landed at a very busy moment for streaming services — Obi-Wan Kenobi is still dropping new episodes, while we wait for Stranger Things 4 to finish up.
Nevertheless, the newest member of the MCU is shaking up things. At least once she gets her powers. Editor's note: check out our preview for next week's episode when you're ready for the Ms. Marvel episode 3 release date.
Release date and time: Ms. Marvel episode 3 drops on Wednesday (June 22) on Disney Plus, starting at 3 a.m. ET.; previous episodes are still on the streaming service. Full release schedule below.
Cast: Iman Vellani, Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur
Directors: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah
The good news, though, is it seems that Iman Vellani is the next big star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the first Ms. Marvel reactions delivered unanimous applause for her performance 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 new powers, much like her hero — but will they make her life any easier? Not a spoiler: Probably not. Of note, though, is that the way she gets her powers (and what they are) is reportedly different from the source material.
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. And after you watch it, check out our explainer on the Ms. Marvel post-credits scene from the first episode!
When does Ms. Marvel come out on Disney Plus?
Marvel and Disney Plus announced the Ms. Marvel release date was June 8 at 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT / 8 a.m. BST. That was the first of six episodes. Subsequent episodes come out on Wednesdays.
Ms. Marvel is the latest Disney Plus Marvel series original, following Moon Knight.
Next: Get ready for the season finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney Plus.
How to watch Ms. Marvel internationally
Disney Plus is available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, so it's not going to be tough to get access to Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Ms. Marvel episodes schedule
- Ms. Marvel episode 1: June 8
- Ms. Marvel episode 2: June 15
- Ms. Marvel episode 3: June 22
- Ms. Marvel episode 4: June 29
- Ms. Marvel episode 5: July 6
- Ms. Marvel episode 6: July 13
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 trailer and teaser
In the first full Ms. Marvel trailer, we see Kamala in school and discovering her powers. Of course, it seems like the series will deviate from the comics, eschewing the Terrigen mists and any mention of the Inhumans, both of which were key to her original origin story.
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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