Marvel has been making solid headway recently with their lineup of Disney+ shows such as She-Hulk, Loki and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But most exciting of all is their decision to bring Hollywood’s first Muslim superhero, Ms Marvel to our screens.
And of course, the studio has gathered a stellar team to carry out this task. In the recent reports, we now have an exciting quartet of directors assembled to helm the Disney+ series. We have Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the duo behind Bad Boys for Life; and Meera Menon, a veteran in the comic-book TV who has directed in The Punisher, Titans and The Walking Dead. Joining them is Pakistani Oscar and Emmy-Winning documentary director, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Ms Marvel’s 2014 debut was groundbreaking for being the first Marvel Muslim character to star in her own title. The story follows the life of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager living in New Jersey and happens to acquire superpowers. The comics even won a Hugo Award in 2015 for “The best science fiction or fantasy story told in graphic form and published in the prior calendar year”.
Ms Marvel is being developed by British writer Bisha K. Ali, who will serve as the head writer and showrunner. Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President will be onboard as the producer. Though the character starts off on the small screen, we may see her join Captain Marvel, whom she shared an interesting student-mentor relationship, on the big screens in the MCU.