Ms. Marvel directors; assemble! After the Disney+ series was announced last year at D23 Expo, it looks like things are finally moving forward for the hero Kamala Khan’s first ever live action appearance. With a central character being a Muslim Pakistani-American, it feels only fair to have the team behind the camera able to represent her to the best of their abilities.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Marvel have hired Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the duo behind Bad Boys For Life (2020) have been hired to direct episodes of the show. Alongside them in the director’s chair for other episodes will be Meera Menon, who has worked with Marvel before in directing episodes for Netflix series The Punisher (2017-2019) as well as episodes of The Walking Dead (2010-present), Titans (2018-present) and Outlander (2014-present). Finally, we will also see two-time Oscar Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy also helm the role as director.
It is reassuring to know that Marvel has hired a group of diverse creative minds behind the series, following the company’s goal for more inclusive characters and stories that only these directors and writers can create (in an almost art imitating life way).
Ms. Marvel is not set to release until 2022, and with the current pandemic it is difficult to know when we will see production start but with directors finally announced and head writer, Bisha K. Ali, currently working on the script, it is not far fetched to assume that we will soon see casting announcements. Plus, with the recent reveal of Tatiana Maslany cast as She-Hulk, we may soon see the face of our MCU’s interpretation of Ms. Marvel herself!