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Ms Marvel: Release date, cast, trailer for Disney Plus' Marvel series

The MCU is welcoming its first Muslim superhero into the fold.

Iman Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel with glowing eyes
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Published: Tuesday, 15th March 2022 at 2:20 pm

We finally know when Ms Marvel is arriving on our screens.

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The Disney Plus series is now set to debut in June 2022 after a long wait and multiple delays.

The show will follow the titular teenage superhero as played by Iman Vellani, who has become a fan-favourite since she was introduced in 2013 and was the star of the recent Avengers game and has a bright future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Kamala Khan also looks set to be another youthful heroine for the franchise, following in the footsteps of Hawkeye's Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Black Widow's Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh).

As with previous Marvel shows such as Loki, Ms Marvel will cross over to the MCU films, with the character already confirmed for an all-female superhero team-up in Captain Marvel 2, aka The Marvels.

We'll just have to wait a little longer to see the MCU's first Muslim superhero in her very own show then, which is being directed by Bad Boys For Life duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.

If you’re having trouble keeping up with the MCU, find out more about the many upcoming Marvel TV series on Disney+ or check out our comprehensive overview of the Marvel movies in order.

Here's everything we know so far about Ms Marvel on Disney Plus.

Ms Marvel release date and time

Ms Marvel will premiere on Disney Plus on Wednesday 8th June 2022 at 8am GMT.

The series will consist of six episodes.

Filming began in November 2020 in Atlanta and New Jersey, and wrapped in Thailand in May 2021.

The series has been shifted to later than other Disney Plus series including Hawkeye which debuts in November 2021 and was originally due to be released after Ms Marvel.

The move to summer 2022 was confirmed on Disney Plus Day.

According to CNET, Disney CFO Christine McCarthy confirmed that Ms Marvel would arrive later than originally suggested as part of a wider Disney strategy,

McCarthy said: "The fourth quarter will likely be more indicative of what our slate could look like, once we have tentpole content flowing steadily from all of our industry-leading creative engines.

"Q4 will be the first time in Disney Plus history that we plan to release original content throughout the quarter from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and NatGeo, all in one quarter. This includes highly anticipated titles such as Ms. Marvel, Andor and Pinocchio."

If you don’t have a subscription to Disney Plus, you can sign up for £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year.

Ms Marvel cast

The following cast members have been confirmed for Ms Marvel.

  • Iman Vellani as Ms Marvel/Kamala Khan 
  • Aramis Knight as Kareem/Red Dagger
  • Saagar Shaikh as Amir Khan
  • Rish Shah as Kamran
  • Matt Lintz as Bruno Carrelli
  • Zenobia Shroff as Muneeba Khan
  • Mohan Kapur as Yusuf Khan
  • Laurel Marsden as Zoe Zimmer
  • Yasmeen Fletcher as TBC
  • Laith Nakli as TBC
  • Azhar Usman as TBC
  • Travina Springer as TBC
  • Nimra Bucha as TBC
  • Alyy Khan as TBC
  • Alysia Reiner as TBC
  • Fawad Khan as TBC
  • Mehwish Hayat as TBC
  • Anjali Bhimani as TBC

Iman Vellani has been cast in the lead role of Kamala Khan, who will also be a major character in the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel, where she'll cross paths with Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) and WandaVision's Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris).

The supporting cast will include Saagar Shaikh as Kamala's brother Amir, The Walking Dead's Matt Lintz as her best friend Bruno and Aramis Knight (Into The Badlands) as vigilante Red Dagger.

Kamala Khan talks with a friend in Ms Marvel
Kamala Khan talks with friend Bruno (Matt Lintz) in Ms Marvel Disney/Marvel

Relative newcomer Laurel Marsden, who gained attention starring opposite Sophie Turner in disaster drama Survive, will star as Zoe Zimmer. Much like Spider-Man's relationship with Flash Thompson, Zimmer is an occasional bully and later friend of protagonist Kamala Khan, and is the very first person the superheroine saves in the comics.

Considering Kamala's adoration of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, we would not be surprised if Brie Larson made a cameo as the superheroine, especially as Khan will appear opposite her in The Marvels.

Bisha K Ali, who helmed Mindy Kaling's Four Weddings and a Funeral series for US streaming site Hulu, is reportedly on board to lead the writer's room.

Meanwhile, Ms Marvel assembled an impressive roster of directors to helm its episodes, including Bad Boys for Life directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is also be a director on the series, having previously won two Academy Awards in the documentary short category, while The Punisher's Meera Menon has joined the lineup too.

Narcos cinematographer Carmen Cabana is also working on the series, while Arjun Bhasin will be the show's costume designer following his work on A Suitable Boy.

What is Ms Marvel about?

The new series will introduce Kamala Khan, aka Ms Marvel, as a force to be reckoned with in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The official synopsis reads: "Marvel Studios’ “Ms. Marvel” is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City.

"An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega-fan with an oversized imagination—particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel.

"Yet Kamala feels invisible both at home and at school—that is, until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with superpowers, right?"

The teenage hero first appeared in Marvel Comics in 2013 and has the power to manipulate her body on a molecular level, shrinking and growing at will - however, her powers are not depicted as such here.

Very little is known about the Disney+ show, but a recent casting call has hinted towards classic comic characters Red Dagger and the Inhuman Kamran featuring in the series.

Red Dagger is a Pakistan native who protects the streets of Karachi with his proficiency in knives, before moving in with family friend Kamala Khan.

Kamran is Kamala's childhood friend, who gains his energy discharge powers at the same time as Kamala but chooses to use them for evil.

It has also been confirmed that Ms Marvel will crossover with the big-screen Captain Marvel sequel, as Brie Larson's powerful hero is a huge inspiration to Kamala in her early life.

Is Ms Marvel a mutant, an Inhuman or something else?

Kamala Khan handles a bracelet in Ms Marvel
Kamala Khan handles a bracelet in Ms Marvel Disney/Marvel

In the comics, Ms Marvel is an Inhuman, who receives her powers after the transformative Terrigen Mists descended on Jersey City, following the explosive events of Jonathan Hickman's Infinity crossover.

The mists activated her dormant Inhuman genes, activating her incredible powers and setting her on the path to being one of Marvel's most iconic characters.

However, it seems in this series that her powers will come from an alien bracelet that gives her powers not too dissimilar to Captain Marvel herself.

She appears able to manipulate energy, have enhanced strength and flight.

Ms Marvel trailers

The full trailer for Disney Plus series Ms Marvel has now been released (15th March 2022).

The footage confirms the nature of Kamala Khan's powers in the series, which are not the same as the comic book iteration of the character.

Disney had previously released a "sizzle" below which introduced the character and gave a sneak peek at some early shots from the series.

Marvel has subsequently released an exclusive look at the upcoming Disney Plus series which includes shots of Ms Marvel.

The teaser footage was available solely on the Disney Plus platform and is available here.

Is Ms Marvel the same as Captain Marvel?

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
Disney

Not exactly. Carol Danvers once held the moniker of Ms Marvel in the comics, while a Kree alien named Mar-Vell went by the name Captain Marvel.

However, Danvers transitioned from Ms Marvel to Captain Marvel in 2012, leaving her original name vacant for young Kamala Khan to inherit it.

Khan is depicted as being a huge admirer of Captain Marvel, hence why she's so keen to take on the prestigious title.

Ms Marvel will return in the upcoming MCU film The Marvels which will star Brie Larson as Carol Danvers and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau after her debut as a superheroine in WandaVision.

Ms Marvel is coming soon to Disney+ – sign up for £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year.

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