As Marvel enters phase four of its cinematic universe, so has its television universe been expanding ever-so rapidly. The latest addition to the lineup is Ms. Marvel, a new series that will soon premiere on Disney Plus. And the hype is getting very real.
In the Ms. Marvel TV series, Muslim Pakistani-American teen Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) learns that she possesses polymorphous powers. An avid gamer and fanfiction writer, Kamala becomes surprised-yet-ecstatic when she gains the powers of characters like the ones she’s looked up to her whole life.
So, what is the Ms. Marvel release date? The impending arrival of the Ms. Marvel TV series for the nerd in all of us comes just in time for the summer, as the show is set to premiere June 8, 2022.
Casting-wise, in addition to the aforementioned Vellani, Matt Lintz will be portraying Kamala’s best friend and confidant Bruno Carelli. Yasmeen Fletcher will be playing Nakia Badhir, another close friend of Kamala’s. Famously known for wearing a hajib in the comics, Fletcher will be wearing a hajib in the show as well, maintaining what was a core element of the character’s identity, and bringing important cultural diversity to this mainstream universe.
But every superhero has a love interest, and Ms. Marvel’s will be Kamran, portrayed by Rish Shah, who is the male lead of the show that Kamala pines after, but has never, to this point, disclosed her feelings for him.
Kamala’s parents will be respectively played by Zenobia Shroff and Mohan Kapur. While it is mostly unclear so far how big a role these characters will play in the show compared to the comics, the initial trailer for Ms. Marvel displayed that Kamala Khan is an actively practicing Muslim, whereas she often clashed with her parents over this religious upbringing on the page.
Lastly, Laurel Marsden will be playing Zoe Zimmer, Kamala’s first person saved once she forays into the superhero lifestyle, and Aramis Knight will play Kareem/Red Dagger, a crimefighter with a close connection to the Khan family. With the selected cast it’s no doubt that the Ms. Marvel TV series is setup for success.