A Ms. Marvel series is reportedly in the works for Disney+.
The House of Mouse’s subscription streaming service, which will launch in the US this November, has wasted no time in building on the behemoth that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with characters such as Loki and Falcon getting their own chance to take the spotlight in solo series. With Captain Marvel dominating the big screen, Marvel is now turning to its other signature female superhero for the small screen.
THR reports that Marvel is developing a live-action series for Disney+ based on the comic Ms. Marvel – specifically, the modern incarnation of the character, aka. a teenager named Kamela Khan, the first Muslim character to lead a Marvel comic. With polymorphous powers, she can stretch and change her shape, an ability that’s as distinctive as the comic series’ focus on themes of Pakistani-American identity.
Whether Ms. Marvel will tie into the MCU is not yet known, but what we do know is that Britain’s own Bisha K. Ali, who is a writer on Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral, has been tapped to serve as showrunner.
Expect to hear more of Marvel’s plans and other Disney+ projects as the D23 Expo takes place this weekend.