The first trailer of ‘Miss Marvel’, the latest series from Disney Plus that shows the first Muslim superhero of Marvel comics, is out. The series airs on June 8.
When Marvel Comics first introduced Kamala Khan in 2013, she was a Pakistani American teenager from New Jersey who looked up to Carol Danvers or Captain Marvel. By 2014, Khan had started developing powers of her own. She soon took on the moniker Ms Marvel, and this is the story the trailer teases.
As a high school student, Kamala has her share of problems and we see glimpses into her religious and cultural practices as well. However, all through this, she maintains her belief in fantasy, until one day it becomes a reality. When Kamala starts growing powers, she’s asked how it feels and her reply is “cosmic”. Elsewhere, she expresses happiness as becoming a superhero.
The trailer is set to ‘Blinding Lights’ by the Weeknd and shows Iman Vellani, the newcomer who was cast after extensive searching. With doodling and text bubbles, it captures the mind of a teenager, and the excitement at becoming a brown girl who saves the world, to borrow a phrase from the trailer.
Bisha K. Ali is attached as the head writer and executive producer of the six-episode series. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Meera Menon, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are attached to direct. Initially, Marvel was supposed to release the show in 2021, but due to the pandemic, there was a shift in the calendar leading to the cramming of Marvel films and shows. Thus, the ‘Miss Marvel’ series was pushed to 2022, and with its current release, it is placed closer to ‘The Marvels’, which comes out in February 2023. This is a sequel to ‘Captain Marvel‘ and shows Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan, and Monica Rambeau from ‘WandaVision‘.