Marvel Studios' Ms. Marvel has found its directors!
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, directors of Bad Boys for Life, have been hired to direct multiple episodes of the Disney+ original series. They are joined by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who has won two Oscars in the Best Documentary (Short Subject) category, and Meera Menon, who has worked on The Punisher and Titans. Bisha K. Ali is the showrunner and head writer, and is also working on Loki for Disney+.
Arbi and Fallah brought the Bad Boys franchise back to life in January, with the third installment grossing $424.6 million worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film of 2020. Obaid-Chinoy was the first Pakistani to win an Oscar with 2012's Saving Face, which examined acid violence against women in Pakistan, and won a second for 2015's A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, centering on honor killings in Pakistan. Menon has directed episodes of The Walking Dead, GLOW, and You in addition to writing and directing the road-trip comedy Farah Goes Bang.
Ms. Marvel centers on a Pakistani-American teenager named Kamala Khan who lives in New Jersey. Her Inhuman powers include the ability to shapeshift while her appearance and name are modeled after her idol, Carol Danvers (otherwise known as Captain Marvel). With her first solo title in 2014, Kamala became Marvel's first Muslim superhero and is one of the company's most popular new additions. Kevin Feige has promised that Kamala will appear in movies after her TV debut, cementing the Disney+ series as integral to the future of the MCU in a way that previous television series were not. Kamala's prominent inclusion will further diversify the franchise after recent films Black Panther and Captain Marvel, with her second appearance rumored for Captain Marvel 2.
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Ms. Marvel will be streaming exclusively on Disney+ (presumably) in late 2021.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter