We finally have our Ms Marvel in the MCU! Welcome, Iman Vellani!
It’s been a year since the announcement of a Ms Marvel Disney+ series was made. Now, we’re finally a step closer to seeing Kamala Khan in her live-action debut. Just last week, Deadline revealed that newcomer, Iman Vellani will be taking on the Pakistani-American superhero who made her debut in Marvel Comics in 2014 as the first Muslim character.
Since her arrival in the comics, Kamala has been depicted as a Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel fangirl who became inspired to take on the Ms Marvel title.
It is currently unknown what Ms Marvel will be about, but we do know that we will get a look at Kamala’s life in New Jersey as she goes from being an ordinary teenager to a superhero worthy of being an Avenger.
Outside of the fact that the series will be exclusive to Disney+, there’s a few behind-the-scenes details we wanted to share as well.
Writers and Directors
Ms Marvel will be written by Bisha K. Ali who will also serve as the series’ showrunner.
The show has at least four directors linked so far including:
- Adil El Arbi
- Biall Fallah
- Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
- Meera Menon
Shooting Locations And Production Codename
The series will be shot under the name ‘Jersey’ and will reportedly film in Atlanta, Georgia. Filming is believed to only last four months, implying that the first season will be short. It is unknown at the moment how many episodes it will be. According to Murphy’s Multiverse (link below), filming will begin in November 2020 and end in March 2021.
This allows for the series to debut sometime in 2022.
Fun Fact #1: ‘Jersey’ is a nod to New Jersey where Kamala lives in the comics and will likely feature as her home in the series.
Fun Fact #2: Atlanta, Georgia is where a lot of television shows and films are shot. Examples include DCTV shows, Stargirl and Black Lightning and the MCU Spider-Man films starring Tom Holland.
In conclusion, Iman’s casting was the first announced as she is playing the titular character. The MCU Wiki page for Ms Marvel notes that actors who will be play Kamala’s parents, brother, and sister-in-law are currently be scouted.
Will Ms Marvel Appear In The MCU Before Her Series Airs?
According to Murphy’s Multiverse, it is rumoured that Kamala will appear in the MCU prior to her television debut. However, we’re not sure how this could play out given Captain Marvel 2 would be the perfect place to have her debut. But, there is a number of other places she may fit in.
One of those is the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. We know Wanda Maximoff will appear in the movie but what if Ms Marvel did too in a cameo of some kind. She wouldn’t fit into the narrative of the Loki or She-Hulk shows. Hawkeye and the upcoming Moon Knight are both unlikely candidates as well.
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