Ms. Marvel trailer teases Marvel's first Muslim superhero
Burbank, California - Disney+ has released the first trailer for the upcoming Marvel series Ms. Marvel, which will introduce Marvel's first ever Muslim superhero.
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand, more comic book characters are getting their time on the big and small screens.
Currently, the next series to debut as part of the MCU's Phase Four is Moon Knight, at the end of March.
But it seems fans now have another super-powered hero to look forward to – and her name is Ms. Marvel.
On Tuesday, fans were blessed with a sneak peek at the upcoming series, which stars newcomer Iman Vellani as the titular character.
Ms. Marvel follows Kamala Khan, a Muslim teenager and New Jersey-native who is an avid gamer and die-hard fan of the Avengers, particularly Carol Denvers/Captain Marvel.
The nearly two-minute mind-bending trailer shows Khan's struggle to fit in with her high-school peers and her family.
Things get even more complicated when she inherits the ability to harness cosmic energy, similar to Captain Marvel's powers.
Seeing as how fellow teen hero Peter Parker/Spider-Man had a hard time dealing with his new spidey-like abilities, the same can probably be expected for Khan, as she's seen warping at full speed into some peculiar places.
The new series will serve as a setup for the forthcoming 2023 movie The Marvels, which will feature Vellani, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, and WandaVision's Teyonah Parris, who portrays Monica Rambeau.
There hasn't been confirmation yet if any other heroes will make a cameo in Ms. Marvel, and the trailer doesn't hint to any surprise appearances. But given Marvel's tight-lipped nature, some shockers more-than-likely won't be revealed until the show debuts.
Ms. Marvel will shimmer onto TV screens on June 8, only on Disney+.
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