Marvel Studios is developing a live-action Ms. Marvel TV show for Disney's upcoming streaming service, Disney+. To compete with other streaming services, Disney+ is set to feature a whole catalogue of TV shows and movies from their various IPs, including those they recently acquired from Fox. However, the streamer will include original films and television as well. For its part, Marvel Studios is producing a host of TV shows for Disney+, all of which will connect directly into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Previously announced Marvel Studios Disney+ TV shows include The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If... and Hawkeye. At the studio's San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel last month, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed the MCU Phase 4 release dates, including the release windows for its Disney+ TV shows - the first of which, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will premiere in Fall 2020. Today, shortly before Disney+ is set to lead a panel at Disney's D23 Expo, it's being reported fans will be getting another Marvel Studios TV show from the streamer - and it centers on a character fans have been asking to join the MCU for years.
Now, THR is reporting that Marvel Studios is developing a live-action Ms. Marvel TV show, which will introduce Kamala Khan to the MCU. Based on the Ms. Marvel comic book series, writer Bisha K. Ali will serve as showrunner on the TV show. Ali is currently working on Hulu and Mindy Kaling's Four Weddings and a Funeral TV show. It's unclear at the time of this writing whether Marvel and Disney will confirm the Ms. Marvel TV show during the Disney+ D23 panel, but the timing of this report may indicate they will.
Update: Marvel Studios confirmed the Ms. Marvel TV show at the D23 Disney+ panel and released the logo, which can be seen below. They also confirmed she'll crossover into the MCU movies.
In the comics, Ms. Marvel was the superhero name of Carol Danvers, but then she became Captain Marvel. That paved the way for the comics to introduce Kamala Khan in a 2013 issue of Captain Marvel before spinning her off into her own series as the new lead character of the Ms. Marvel comic series. Kamala is a Pakistani American teenager from New Jersey who gains superpowers through Terrigenesis. A fan of Captain Marvel, who's well-known in Kamala's universe, she takes on the moniker of Ms. Marvel to honor the elder superhero. Ever since her debut, Kamala's Ms. Marvel has been a fan-favorite superhero, and MCU fans have been calling for her inclusion for years now. In fact, some fan discussion posited Captain Marvel could introduce Kamala to the MCU. That ended up not happening, and Feige even confirmed Kamala hadn't been born yet when Captain Marvel's 90s storyline took place.
Still, fans of Ms. Marvel are no doubt excited to see Kamala headlining her own Marvel Studios TV show. Since it will be produced by the studio rather than Marvel TV, which is distanced from the movie division and its projects not as connected to the MCU, it's much more likely fans will get to see Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) appear on screen together either in the TV show or a future movie. Still, Ms. Marvel is so beloved in her own right she can undoubtedly stand on her own as a lead character of a Marvel Studios production, and Ali will be tasked with doing the character justice. Hopefully, more information about the Ms. Marvel TV show and what fans can expect from the Marvel Studios project will be made public soon enough.
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