A new show is coming to Disney+, and it will star Ms. Marvel, one of the newer characters to join the Marvel Universe. The character was the first Muslim superhero to get her own series at the company, and she’s quickly become a fan favorite with readers. According to THR, Bisha K. Ali will write the series and serve as showrunner in the first season.
Disney didn’t make an announcement on the show yet, but the company still has several presentations to get through during the big D23 event in Anaheim, California before the weekend is over. If you don’t follow the comics, the names Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel (played by Brie Larson in the movies) might be confusing, but they are actually connected.
The original title of Ms. Marvel went to Carol Danvers, the character that Brie Larson plays in the current MCU. Danvers became Captain Marvel in 2012 and dropped the name Ms. Marvel. The character Kamela Khan, a Pakistani-American teen, living in New Jersey, took the moniker out of respect for her hero, Captain Marvel. Are you still confused? Marvel can make it clear in just one minute.
The comic series based on Ms. Marvel won a Hugo Award for best graphic story in 2015, and the character is beloved within the Marvel community. We don’t know if the Ms. Marvel series will be connected to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe at this time, but the other Disney+ shows like “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”, “WandaVision,” “Loki,” and “Hawkeye” all feature the same actors from the movies.
Other projects headed to Disney+ include “Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2,” “Forky Asks a Question,” “Lamp Life,” “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” “Magic of the Animal Kingdom,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” and “Diary of a Female President.” Other confirmed projects include “Noelle,” “Togo,” “Timmy Failure,” “Stargirl,” and a “Phineas and Ferb Movie.”
Disney also announced that Natalie Portman will Narrate a “Dolphin Reef” documentary, and that Peyton Elizabeth Lee is starring in “Secret Society of Second Born Royals.” Fans of Disney’s animated series can look forward to a new “Chip ‘n’ Dale” show, and a “Flora & Ulysses” movie Adaptation. Ewan McGregor is in talks for “Kenobi” spinoff for Disney+, and that film will join “The Mandalorian” and a new season of “Clone Wars.” Disney is also working on an untitled Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk for the Star Wars Universe.
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