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‘What If…?’ Composer Laura Karpman Scoring ‘Ms. Marvel’

Marvel Studios is bringing back What If…? composer, Laura Karpman to score the upcoming Ms. Marvel Disney+ series, which is set to debut next month, Variety has learned.

“I am thrilled to be a part of a wonderfully diverse team that is bringing Kamala Khan off the pages of her comic book and into your homes this June. She is an epic superhero hailing from a rich musical heritage that was a joy to be immersed in.” Karpman said in a statement to the trade on Monday.

The Emmy-winning Laura Karpman is also set to become the second female composer to tackle a Marvel Studios project on the big screen in The Marvels. Pinar Toprak scored 2019’s, Captain Marvel. That said, Natalie Holt scored the hit Disney+/Marvel series Loki. What If…? was received with mostly positive reviews from the fans but it was the different styles of music from the score that really stood out from episode to episode.

Karpman is a four-time Emmy winner for her work on Masters of Science, Odyssey 5, and most recently the documentary series Why We Hate. She has also previously worked on Searchlight’s Step, as well as the HBO hit series Lovecraft Country, which has stars MCU alums Jonathan Majors and Wunmi Mosaku (Loki).

Ms. Marvel stars Iman Vellani, who is also set to appear alongside Brie Larson and Teyonah Parris in the Captain Marvel sequel recently retitled to The Marvels. The series also stars the Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azher Usman, Travina Springer, Nimra Bucha, and Farhan Akhtar.

The new series introduces Kamala Khan (Vellani), a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega-fan with an oversized imagination — particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home — that is, until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with superpowers, right?

Bisha K. Ali serves as head writer on the series. Bad Boys for Life filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah direct along with two-time Oscar doc short winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and The Walking Dead director Meera Menon. Ms. Marvel will begin streaming on Disney+ in the U.S. starting June 8 with Pakistan getting a special theatrical release.