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Ms. Marvel Directors Found With Strong Emphasis on Representation

Kamala Khan

Marvel is assembling quite the team for the Ms. Marvel series with Hollywood directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, 2-Time Oscar-winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and renown TV director Meera Menon

After a successful role in Marvel’s Avengers (the videogame), Ms. Marvel’s character seems to only be trending upwards in popularity, with an upcoming Disney+ series.

Show run by comedic writer and director Bisha K. Ali, who is known for her work on Sex Education and Hulu’s 4 Weddings and a funeral, The Ms. Marvel team helmed by Ali is now the greatest representational adaptation of not just a comic character but also, of the high-quality production team. Helmed by several major Pakistani and Indian directors of color.

Making the call for major developmental moves, Marvel Studios has hired Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the directors of the surprise movie revamp Bad Boys for Life.

They have also brought along acclaimed Indian-American director, Meera Menon, whose credits including directing episodes of Dirty John, The Magicians, Outlander, You, The Walking Dead, The Punisher, Titans, The Man in The High Castle, and Glow. All fantastic shows we’ve covered here and major hits in their own regards.

Atop of this, they’ve also just confirmed their hiring of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. A Pakistani filmmaker who has won two separate Oscars for her documentary work about gendered violence in Pakistan.

The team is set to take on this task of portraying’s Marvel’s first Muslim American superhero. With major expectations for the character featured in Marvel’s Phase 4, as Marvel Studio Chief Kevin Feige has confirmed that Kamala Khan will not only play a role in her upcoming Disney+ Tv series but will also feature in the wider MCU as well.

Kamala Khan is a Pakistani American teen growing up in a religious family in New Jersey. Written by writer G. Willow Wilson, a New Jersey native who converted to Islam. The release date for Ms. Marvel is still uncertain, as is the search for the actress who’ll play Kamala Khan.

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