The Marvel Cinematic Universe officially has a brand new hero. Ms. Marvel, the latest Disney+ series taking place within the MCU, has wrapped up its first season. That means the series is now streaming in its entirety. So, for those who have been looking for an excuse to get acquainted with Kamala Khan, now is the time. Binge away to your heart’s content.
Ms. Marvel was announced several years ago during a massive presentation at the D23 Expo in 2019. The pandemic didn’t help matters any but it took a little while to actually see the show come to fruition. Iman Vellani was the one tasked with bringing the beloved character to life. She was a relatively unknown actor and her first big project was introducing a new superhero to the MCU. That’s no small task.
Here is the synopsis for Ms. Marvel.
“‘Ms. Marvel,’ launching on Disney+, is a new series that introduces Kamala Khan—a 16-year-old Pakistani-American growing up in Jersey City. A great student, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she has a special affinity for superheroes, particularly Captain Marvel. But Kamala struggles to fit in at home and at school—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life is easier with super powers, right?”
The show currently holds a 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That is better than any other MCU project to date. While the ratings haven’t been as good as they were for shows like WandaVision and Loki, viewers may catch up with this one over time. Plus, there were no established heroes here to help bring in new viewers. Sometimes it takes a bit for something new to catch on.
Good news is, MCU fans will be seeing more of Ms. Marvel very soon. Kamala Khan is set to star in The Marvels next summer, which is a sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel. Brie Larson will return as Carol Danvers, with Nia DaCosta (Candyman) directing. This will introduce an entirely new audience to the character and could, in turn, provide an even larger audience for the show. Who knows? Maybe we’ll even get a Young Avengers movie. The possibilities are endless now that she has debuted.
The cast also includes Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azher Usman, Travina Springer and Nimra Bucha. Duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed the show, along with Meera Menon and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Bisha K. Ali serves as the head writer.
Ms. Marvel is streaming now on Disney+.