Looks like, Ms Marvel can debut sooner than later with the Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Post pandemic activity for Marvel Studios has kicked off in earnest with a lot of rescheduling, and a couple of new developing projects being drafted onto the production slate. The initial order of shows slated to be released on the Disney+ too changed with WandaVision coming this year and The Falcon & The Winter Soldier in 2021. After almost 5 months of little to no traction, the past couple of weeks have been laden with updates and auditions.
Casting calls for upcoming roles like She-Hulk and America Chavez have progressed considerably, while there has been chatter about an upcoming Nick Fury series.
Kamala Khan, The Young Avenger
It has become quite obvious that Marvel Studios is taking deliberate steps to lay a solid foundation for its future young Avengers. Although the MCU already has a full movie slate and schedule for Phase 4 and 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The launch of the Disney+ streaming service provided a platform that could almost serve as a dressing room for the big screens.
Introducing a new hero to the big screen often comes with a lot of ‘backstory’ baggage. One that often has to be properly blended so the main agenda of the movie doesn’t suffer. In Disney+, Marvel Studios has the perfect repository for developing all backstories required. Nonetheless, Marvel Head, Kevin Feige, has stated that actors on the Disney+ series would also appear in the movies.
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There has been excitement among fans since it was announced that Ms Marvel is among the young heroes Marvel Studios was holding casting auditions for. Marvel recently cast young ImanVellani to play Ms Marvel in the upcoming Disney+ series based on the comic character.
In the comics, Ms Marvel is a young Pakistani-American Muslim who lives in New Jersey and was exposed to the Terrigen Bomb. Exposure to the Terrigen Mists turned her into a polymorph, giving her the ability to enlarge and stretch different parts of her limb to incredible lengths. A devout follower of Captain Marvel, Kamala would eventually take up the title Ms Marvel in honour of her idol.
Kamala Khan will be the MCU’s first big-screen hero with a Muslim descent.
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The Audition Leak Of Ms Marvel
In a recently leaked audition script from the Ms Marvel casting sessions, revealed some dialogue that suggests a very major role for FATWS. In the dialogue, Kamala and Red Dagger discuss joining the Avengers, while making special references to the Sam and Bucky. With Iman Vellani’s casting in place and rumours about November production coupled with Falcon and The Winter Soldier’s on-going shoots. One can expect Ms Marvel show up in the series. Given the character’s comic book origin the right place for Terrigen Mists accident to happen is FTWS’ timeline.
However, officially it might not be another two years before we see Ms Marvel on the small screens. The casting of Vellani for the role is a statement of Marvel’s deliberate efforts at inculcating better diversity.
Further information on Ms Marvel and other members of the future young Avengers team will be announced as things return to certain normalcy and movies begin to drop as scheduled. WandaVision and Falcon and The Winter Soldier and set to premiere towards the end of the year on the streaming service, Disney+