CAPTAIN MARVEL was a blockbuster success for Marvel Studios and now the superhero production studio is focusing on another marvelous hero.
Marvel is according to The Hollywood Reporter, developing a live-action series for the Disney+ streaming platform and will be based on its acclaimed comic MS. MARVEL, hiring writer Bisha K. Ali to write and act as showrunner. Ali is a comedian who is currently a staff writer on Hulu’s remake of FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL.
There is the possibility that the official announcement could be made during the Friday presentation at the D23 Expo currently happening in Anaheim.
Now for those who may be unfamiliar with the character, Ms. Marvel has been around since 1976, with the character Carol Danvers using the name for her crime-fighting escapades. Several other characters have briefly taken up the mantle and Danvers herself became Captain Marvel in 2012.
The latest version which many have gravitated to and wanted to see done as a live action series or film, is a teenager named Kamela Khan. Who’s identity as a Pakistani American, living in a religious family in New Jersey whilst trying to find her own way, have been a major focus of the stories. Her powers have been described as polymorphous, meaning she has the ability to stretch and change her shape.
Currently there is no timetable set for the show and it unclear whether the show will fit into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe as Marvel is developing several other shows for the streamer that will be tied to the overall film universe. These include THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, to debut in late 2020; WANDAVISION, to debut in spring 2021; LOKI, also for early 2021; and HAWKEYE, for late 2021