At D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, Marvel announced Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan will receive her own Disney+ series. Those behind the beloved hero's creation have now reacted to the news.
Editor Sana Amanat wrote, "Where my Muslims at," on Twitter. Writer G. Willow Wilson replied, "6 years ago, when our goal was to make it to 10 issues, could you ever have imagined this."
6 years ago, when our goal was to make it to 10 issues, could you ever have imagined this 😂— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) August 24, 2019
Amanat later tweeted, "6 years ago [Wilson] [Stephen Wacker] Adrian Alphona Ian Herring [Jamie McKelvie] [Joe Caramagna] and I helped shepherd #KamalaKhan into the world. Now we welcome [showrunner and writer Bisha K. Ali] to the Kamala fam. Think this cover by [McKelvie] captures what what we’re all feeling." The image shared is McKelvie's variant for Ms. Marvel #37.
6 years ago @GWillowWilson @StephenWacker Adrian Alphona Ian Herring @McKelvie @JoeCaramagna and I helped shepherd #KamalaKhan into the world. Now we welcome @bishakali to the Kamala fam. Think this cover by @McKelvie captures what what we’re all feeling. pic.twitter.com/DV7lYvJWZo— sana amanat (@MiniB622) August 24, 2019
Created by Amanat, Wacker, Wilson and Alphona, Kamala Khan first appeared in 2013's Captain Marvel #14. A Pakistani-American teenage girl with the ability to stretch or "embiggen" parts of her body, Kamala is the fourth hero to take the Ms. Marvel name, succeeding Carol Danvers (the current Captain Marvel), Sharon Ventura and Karla Sofen. Kamala will make the jump to the big-screen after her Disney+ show.
Marvel Studios' Ms. Marvel is currently in development for Disney+. An official release date has not been revealed, nor is any casting information currently available.