Ms. Marvel has received its first trailer, revealing that the show will premiere on Disney+ on June 8.
Ms. Marvel will introduce Kamala Khan to the MCU, a Pakistani-American teenager who idolises Captain Marvel, before gaining powers of her own. The trailer shows us a similar set-up, but with what look to be some key differences from the comic book origins of the character.
Where the comics’ Kamala gained her powers by being affected by Terrigen mist, the trailer suggests the MCU Kamala will gain them from what looks to be a magical bracer. While we see that this Kamala still has the ’embiggening’ powers we’re familiar with (allowing her to shapeshift and gain superstrength), it seems the MCU version also gains the ability to create cosmic material she can throw, walk on, or use as a shield.
The trailer also gives us glimpses of her high school life, the object of her affections, home life, and confirms the character remains a practicing Muslim in the MCU. The show’s antagonists are less clear, with only vague shots as to who she’ll be battling with, and why.
A new poster was also released today:
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Newcomer Iman Vellani plays Kamala Khan, and the show is includes directors from Bad Boys for Life, The Punisher, and more. After this show has finished, Ms. Marvel is due to reappear in The Marvels (once known as Captain Marvel 2).
The June 8 release date places the show in between May’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and July’s Thor: Love and Thunder in the MCU release schedule. Before all of that comes Moon Knight, which premieres on March 30. The Marvels is set to hit theaters on February 17, 2023.
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We’ve got a full rundown of Ms. Marvel’s comic book powers, origins, and more if you want to know more before the show starts.
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