- Words Louis Rabinowitz
Marvel have dropped the first trailer for Ms. Marvel, a new show starring the MCU's first Muslim superhero.
Now that the MCU has expanded to Disney+, there is a lot of Marvel content out there. We’re just two weeks away from the drop of the latest release, Moon Knight, a miniseries starring Oscar Isaac as the titular identity-shifting vigilante, but the MCU stops for no man, so we now have details of the show that’s coming after that.
Ms. Marvel is the show that’s next up to the plate. An adaptation of a relatively recent comics run that began in 2014, it tells the story of Kamala Khan (as played by newcomer Iman Vellani), a daydreaming teen and megafan of superheroes who gets very close indeed to her idols when she’s gifted with superpowers just like that of her hero, Captain Marvel. As in the original comics, Kamala is Marvel’s first Muslim superhero.
Marvel have now dropped a trailer revealing a first look at the high school drama and high-octane heroics to come in the series, set to the pulse-racing sound of “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd.
The show also stars Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur and Matt Lintz amongst others. It was created for television by Bisha K. Ali, who showran the Four Weddings and a Funeral TV adaptation and wrote an episode of Marvel’s Loki show.
Like many of Marvel’s TV offerings these days, Ms. Marvel will tie into the MCU films, with Vellani reprising her role as Kamala Khan alongside her on-screen idol Brie Larson as Carol Danvers in the Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels, which hits cinemas in February 2023.
Ms. Marvel starts streaming on Disney+ on June 8.