As Disney begins to prep resuming productions on multiple films and series, many of which were continuing pre-production remotely, their Marvel Studios’ series for Disney+ are getting ready to get the ball rolling, and a new report has emerged regarding Ms. Marvel.
According to Murphy’s Multiverse, casting for the role of Kamala Khan, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel has resumed, as Marvel Studios has begun the process of calling actresses back to continue the auditioning process, which is still being done remotely via Zoom.
As of now, it is unknown when Ms. Marvel is scheduled to start filming, which is expected to take place in Atlanta; however, this report should indicate that the studio has plans to get started before the end of the year if all goes well in the world that is.
The series will center on Marvel’s first Muslim superhero to star in her own comic book title. Ms. Marvel as a comic and heroine has existed since 1976, with the character Carol Danvers using the name for her crime-fighting escapades. The latest incarnation, and the one the show will be focusing on, is a teenager named Kamela Khan. Khan broke ground by becoming Marvel’s first Muslim character to be lead her own comics title. Her identity as a Pakistani American, living in a religious family in New Jersey whilst trying to find her own way, have been a major focus of the stories. Her powers have been described as polymorphous, meaning she has the ability to stretch and change her shape.
Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral writer, Brisha K. Ali is on board the series’ as a writer and the showrunner.
It is still unclear when the series will debut on Disney+, but we do know the character will appear on the big screen in an unknown project, which is very likely Captain Marvel 2, tentatively scheduled to hit theaters on July 8, 2022.
Source: Murphy’s Multiverse