Although Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Moon Knight have come and gone, Marvel Studios’ 2022 content slate is just beginning; and Ms. Marvel, which is Disney plus seventh MCU series. Iman Vellani stars as 16-year-old Kamala Khan. Ms. Marvel is the next story that shows what happens when a fan of a powerful superhero discovers his great power.
Ms. Marvel is different for several reasons. In addition to Kamala Khan, a young Pakistani American and the first superhero of a Muslim background, she is confirmed to jump from Disney + to the big screen in 2023 at Marvel.
Kamala Khan’s own Iman Vellani described in an interview with Zavvi Ms. Marvel as “John Hughes-Esque mixed with Lady Bird and Scott Pilgrim” while justifying “how cheesy the show gets sometimes.“
The actor stated in an interview with Zavvi:
“It is John Hughes-Esque mixed with Lady Bird and Scott Pilgrim. It’s a lot more lighthearted than the other shows. We showcase that being a teenager is awkward, corny, and weird.”
Vellani then described the themes the series would deal with throughout its six-episode, including romantic crushes, friendships, and teenagers’ various emotions.
The actor added:
“We are self-aware of how cheesy the show gets sometimes, but when you are growing up, everything is so heightened – your emotions, crushes, friendships – it all feels so new. Minor inconveniences also feel like the end of the world. We hold onto that feeling when we are kids, just wanting to grow up. And when you are a teenager, you think you know everything, but you don’t as you haven’t lived yet. We lean into that.”
Marvel’s synopsis for series can be found below.
“Marvel Studios’ “Ms. Marvel” is a new, original series introducing Kamala Khan, 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 until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with superpowers, right?”
Ms. Marvel will release on June 8th, while The Marvels hits cinemas next February.