Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel

Here's Everything To Know About Ms. Marvel So Far

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by Ani Bundel
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As Disney+ heads into year three, the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains one of its highest rated franchises. From WandaVision to Hawkeye, the MCU’s streaming series have produced a string of hits. For 2022, the service will introduce three new superheroes to the line up, including Moon Knight and She-Hulk. But one of the most anticipated is Disney+’s Ms. Marvel, which will feature teen superhero, Kamala Khan, the first Muslim character to headline her own comic book.

But the road to Ms. Marvel’s arrival has not run smoothly since that initial announcement. The Hollywood shutdowns in 2020 hit Marvel hard, delaying multiple titles in both theaters and on streaming. When the MCU picked back up in January 2021 with WandaVision, there was a slew of releases to get through the backlog (nine MCU titles in all in under a year), and critics were watching for any sign of “Marvel fatigue” in viewers.

So far, there hasn’t been any. But it appears Marvel isn’t taking chances, since the schedule for 2022 has quietly started spacing release dates further apart as the franchise gets caught back up. That includes Ms. Marvel, which has quietly slid back from its original suggested release date in late 2021 to mid- to late 2022.

Ms. Marvel Trailer

Ms. Marvel finished filming in May 2021, and Disney+ and Marvel have been slowly introducing the character to fans ever since. Her series will be a lead in to the new Captain Marvel sequel, The Marvels, and this sizzle reel, released in December 2020, gave fans a look behind the scenes. A few glimpses of Ms. Marvel were also teased during the Disney Investor Day 2022.

The full trailer for Ms. Marvel arrived on March 15, 2022, along with a release date. Set to The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” fans got their first real look at Khan’s coming journey.

On April 3, during the Grammys telecast, Disney+ dropped another Ms. Marvel teaser.

This one, a 30-second spot that remixed some of the imagery from the main trailer with new clips, doesn’t feature The Weeknd as heavily. But the new footage clearly shows Kamala’s discovery of the wristbands that give her superpowers, and gives fans a look at the adult antagonists she will face.

Ms. Marvel Cast

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In September 2020, Deadline reported the lead role of Khan had been cast after a worldwide search for an actor to take on the role of Marvel's first Muslim Pakistani American superhero. Newcomer Iman Vellani, who had recently been part of the Toronto Film Festival's Next Wave Committee, will star in the series with an understanding that her character will then appear alongside Captain Marvel in the Brie Larson-led sequel movie. Marvel confirmed the casting a few months later in December.

Vellani heads up a young cast of teens and 20-somethings who will star in the series. Matt Lintz (The Walking Dead) plays Bruno Carrelli, Kamala's best friend. Newcomer Laurel Marsden plays Zoe Zimmer, the most popular girl in school. Saagar Shaikh (Average Joe) plays Amir Khan, Kamala's older brother. Aramis Knight (Into the Badlands) plays vigilante Red Dagger, and Rish Shah (To All the Boys: Always and Forever) plays Kamran. Zenobia Shroff (The Affair) and Mohan Kapur (Black Widows) star as Muneeba and Yusuf Khan, Kamala's parents.

Also, in a surprise announcement, Anjali Bhimani, who was formerly part of the Marvel TV’s Runaways on Hulu as Mita Nansari, will also be in the new series. Details on her character are being kept tightly underwraps, but with all six Netflix Marvel TV series now on Disney+ and added to the MCU canon, fans are very curious if she’ll be playing a new character or reprising her old role.

The series will also co-star Yasmeen Fletcher (Upside-Down Magic), Laith Nakli (Ramy), Azhar Usman (Patriot), Travina Springer (Strange Angel), Nimra Bucha (Churails), Alyy Khan (The Serpent), and Alysia Reiner (Orange Is The New Black).

Ms. Marvel Plot

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While the overall plot of Ms. Marvel is still under wraps, the series’ logline suggests this will be an origin story series.

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 like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with super powers, right?

Ms. Marvel Release Date

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Ms. Marvel was initially slated to arrive in the back half of 2021, with some expecting it to debut before Hawkeye. But with Disney sliding titles into 2022, Ms. Marvel will now arrive Wednesday, June 8, 2022, and run six episodes on a weekly release schedule.

Nearly all the Marvel Cinematic Universe titles are streaming on Disney+, save for the Spider-Man trilogy and The Incredible Hulk, which are available as streaming rentals.

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