D23 Expo 2019: 'Ms. Marvel' TV series featuring first Muslim superhero Kamala Khan is coming to Disney+
Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan holds the special distinction of being the first Muslim character in Marveldom to headline her own comic book
We learned during D23 Expo 2019 that Disney+ is planning on introducing a bunch of new heroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in its Phase 4 and Phase 5.
The most exciting newcomer is none other than Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan. Besides being an extremely fun character with a lot of potential, Kamala already holds the special distinction of being the first Muslim character in Marveldom to headline her own comic book.
Created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson, and artists Adrian Alphona and Jamie McKelvie, Khan made her first appearance in 2013's 'Captain Marvel' #14 before getting her own solo series 'Ms. Marvel' which debuted in February 2014.
In the comics universe, Khan is a Pakistani American teenager from Jersey City, New Jersey who discovers that she is an Inhuman with shapeshifting abilities. A hardcore Captain Marvel fangirl, she assumes the mantle of Ms. Marvel, an older identity used by Carol Danvers (played by Brie Larson in the MCU).
Marvel's announcement that a Muslim character would headline a comic book was very well-received, though there obviously was a minority that wasn't happy with the progressive direction Marvel was moving in. The first volume of Ms. Marvel won the Hugo Award for the best graphic story in 2015, proving just how important the character and her story is.
The project is in early development and no timeline has been set as to when it will hit screens. Fans have been eagerly hoping to see Kamala make her way to the MCU for a while now.
A 'She-Hulk' series and a 'Moon Knight' series have also been announced. Not too many details were revealed about any of the three shows and it is unlikely that they will go into production until at least mid-2020. As there are already shows such as 'Loki', 'WandaVision', 'Hawkeye', 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier', and the animated 'What If...?' series, coming to Disney+ in 2020 and 2021, fans can probably expect 'Ms. Marvel' to release in 2022 or late 2021 at the earliest.