New MCU TV Show Ms. Marvel Has Found Its Directors
The upcoming Disney+ show will bring Marvel's first Muslim hero to life.
It's been a big week for streaming MCU TV show news. She-Hulk has found its lead with Tatiana Maslany and pilot director, and now, The Hollywood Reporter reports that the upcoming Ms. Marvel show has locked down a directorial team--and not just any team at that. Bad Boys for Life's Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will be working on the series alongside two-time documentary short Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and The Walking Dead and Punisher alumni Meera Menon.
First announced back in August of 2019, Ms. Marvel will feature the MCU's first Muslim superhero, Kamala Khan, who inhereted the Ms. Marvel name from her own personal hero, Carol Danvers. Since then, Kamala has also been featured in the Avengers video game as one of the lead characters. Her powers, originally triggered by the Inhuman-creating Terragin mists, allow her to bend, stretch, and grow her body--an ability she calls "embiggening" to any size she wants.
The show will be written by Bisha K. Ali (Four Weddings and a Funeral), who is also attached to work as showrunner.
Unfortunately, the release dates and premier plans of every MCU Disney+ TV show remain up in the air as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause production delays. There has been speculation of a second delay for the theatrical release of Black Widow--but Disney has also stated that it plans to proceed with the release of WandaVision on the streaming platform some time before the end of 2020. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, which was originally scheduled for release in August of this year, and was intended to be the first MCU show to debut on the platform, has yet to receive a new date.