The new series was announced during Marvel Studios' presentation at the D23 Expo in Anaheim Friday evening. Ms. Marvel will mark the live-action debut of the titular hero, presumably the currently-active Kamala Khan version from the Marvel comics. Moreover, her appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will not be limited to the Disney+, as it was also confirmed the character will make the jump to the big screen after being established on television.
Following the initial announcement, Disney shared the Marvel series' official logo in a post to Twitter.
Created by Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson and Adrian 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.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige previously confirmed plans to introduce this version of Ms. Marvel to the MCU after first establishing Captain Marvel. And with Carol Danvers having already made her presence felt on-screen earlier this year on not one, but two occasions, it appears Kamala Khan is not far behind.
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.