Ms Marvel Series Goes Forth

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The Ms Marvel series is continuing to go ahead, despite the restrictions the pandemic has placed on the entertainment industry. The series will form part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will stream on Disney+.

Filming in Atlanta, Georgia was initially due to start in August but was pushed back. However filming has now begun, with the news shared on Twitter by Charles Murphy, an industry insider and podcaster as well as a founder of the entertainment news site Murphy’s Multiverse. Marvel Studios executive Kevin Feige revealed last year that the goal was for Ms Marvel to eventually become fully integrated with the Marvel films.

The series follows the antics of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager from a Muslim background who first joined the world of Marvel Comics in 2013, and has since become a firm favourite with fans. Her superpowers became manifest when her dormant ‘unhuman DNA’ was awakened.

Much like Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in Spiderman, who deals with the trials and tribulations of adolescence while trying to keep his after-school activities secret, Khan wrestles with the challenge of balancing her superhero duties, especially as a member of elite groups including the Avengers, while also attending high school and managing relationships with her peers. The actress cast to play her is Iman Vellani.

“I feel like she’s the future,” said Captain Marvel star Brie Larson. “So, when I’ve been asked about the future of the MCU, or the future of the Captain Marvel series, I want to be with her.”

Other Marvel series that are due to stream on Disney+ are the Loki series, which follows the antics of the Norse trickster god (played by Tom Hiddleston) in an alternate timeline, and Black Widow, where Scarlett Johansson’s Russian spy also gets her own venture.