Scoops ahoy at The Hollywood Reporter, which is reporting the epochal news that a live action Ms. Marvel show is in development for the Disney+ streaming channel.
According to the story, British comedian/writer Bisha K. Ali will be the showrunner and write the show. Ali is currently on staff at  Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Ms. Marvel’s current incarnation is Pakistani-American Muslim teen Kamala Khan, a typical girl trying to find her way in Jersey City – with the addition of some superpowers. The series launched in 2014, written by G. Willow Wilson and developed by Sana Amanat, with art by Adrian Alphona, and has been a best selling digital and print comics and has won numerous awards, including a Hugo and a Dwayne McDuffie Award. Wilson and Alphona were recently awarded an American Book Award for the ninth Ms. Marvel collected edition.

Kamala Khan herself has become a core character in the Marvel U, and one of the most prominent Muslim character ever in comics. Khan has appeared in various Marvel animated series, but never in live action.

THR was uncertain whether the show would be announced at D23, or the time frame for the show:

No timetable has been set for the show and it unclear whether the show will fit into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel is developing several other shows for the streamer that will be tied to the MCU. 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. 

A Ms. Marvel Disney+ TV show would be a pretty huge deal for a lot of people, so let’s hope this scoop is the real deal!

 

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