Who is Ms. Marvel?
While most characters in the MCU have a storied past, and have existed in the comics for quite some time, Kamala’s character has only been around for nine years.
She first appeared in the Captain Marvel comics in August of 2013, and came to life through her own comic series, Ms. Marvel, which first came out in February of 2014.
Kamala is a Pakistani American teenager from Jersey City, New Jersey, who discovers her ability to shapeshift due to inhumman genes, which follow on from an earlier storyline.
Prior to debuting Kamala, Marvel garnered excitement among their fans by announcing that a Muslim character would be the star of their own comic book series.
Her popularity has led to the inception of the show, where Kamala is portrayed by Iman Vellani.
What is Ms. Marvel about?
From what we can tell, the series will chart Kamala’s growth as she discovers she has superpowers.
Her 2013 inception means she’s a total Gen Z, and a little bit of a geek as well, with interests like gaming, and reading and writing fan-fiction. She’s also a superhero fanatic with a big imagination, and a particularly big fan of Captain Marvel, or Carol Danvers.
And while the rest of the world wants her to stop dreaming her life away, it seems that’s Kamala’s greatest strength.
What’s next for Ms. Marvel?
Just because we’ve finished The Avengers, doesn’t mean Marvel is showing any signs of slowing down.
The Marvels, slated for a 2023 release, will be both the sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel, and a continuation of Ms. Marvel’s arc.
It will star both Iman and Brie Larson, who portrays Captain Marvel. Also returning will be Samuel L. Jackson in his famed role as Nick Fury, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, who we got to know in WandaVision.
Where can I watch Ms. Marvel?
Ms. Marvel will drop on Disney Plus on June 8, with episodes dropping weekly.