That Pakistani teenage superhero from New Jersey, Kamala Khan is soon debuting with Red Dagger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel news circles are active again after what feels like ages. While August was all about DC’s FanDome with approaching Investor’s call September seems like Marvel’s month. In the last week, Marvel Studios’ has announced several hiring’s from lead roles to filmmakers. That has also well oiled the rumour mills!
Actor Jonathan Majors joined Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily’s Ant-Man 3 most probably as Kang the Conqueror with rumours in for Harry Styles and Lady Gaga being eyed in prominent roles. Further, Perry Mason actor Tatiana Maslany has been cast as She-Hulk for the Disney+ series. On that note, Marvel confirmed WandaVision’s 2020 debut on Disney+ while Falcon and The Winter Soldier has resumed production in Atlanta.
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Ms Marvel Confirms Directors
And for the fans of Pakistani teenage superhero Ms Marvel aka Kamala Khan, the good news came in the form Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah who are set to helm the show. The director duo is the creators of this year’s Bad Boys for Life which was revived successfully on the box-office. Seem like, after Joe and Anthony Russo Marvel Studios’ have found another solid directorial team in Arbi and Fallah duo. Further, twice Oscar winner in short documentary category Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy along with The Walking Dead, The Punisher and Titans fame Meera Menon have been added to the directorial roaster. With such diverse minds at the helm, Ms Marvel is sure to be a well fleshed out story.
Red Dagger Set To Enter The MCU
In the other news, Scooper Jeremy Conrad from MCU Cosmic has reported about the casting of Red Dagger in the Ms Marvel Show. Red Dagger aka Kareem is Ms Marvel’s friend from Pakistan who protects people as a masked hero. On Reddit, a user claimed to have auditioned for the said role. Previously Illuminedri reported the character’s inclusion in the series. Conrad speculates with the presence of Red Dagger an Inhumans reboot might be on charts. He reported,
…the MCU reboot of Inhumans with Ms. Marvel. Which means if Red Dagger is really in the series, then the Inhumans reboot could be happening as well…
Ms Marvel Fan Casting
However question of the hour is who is going to play the titular character of Ms Marvel, Kamala Khan in the Disney+ series? Marvel head Kevin Feige previously hinted at the importance of the character by mentioning she’ll crossover from streaming to the big screen in Captain Marvel movie. No wonder since Ms Marvel is part of the Young Avengers line up she’ll appear on screen sooner than later.
While there are a lot of speculations about the lead casting one name stands out as a fan favourite and that’s Geraldine Viswanathan. The Blockers and Bad Education is the front runner for Ms Marvel’s role in the series. While she has low expectations and seldom fan favourites turn into the studio’s casting decision. Viswanathan will surely be a great addition to the MCU.