Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah Set to Direct Ms. Marvel Disney+ Show (Exclusive)

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Marvel Studios is quickly gaining speed in preparation for its brand new era of storytelling on Disney+, where the team is set to start premiering as many as eight new mini-series for Phase 4. Even though these are TV shows as opposed to full length movies, Kevin Feige and his team are adamant about their small-screen characters getting the same level of love and effort as their big-screen counterparts.

The studio is already well on its way filming and starting pre-production for the earliest of these projects. Being nearly finished on both WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier; they are also in the process of looking for the best talent to helm projects that don’t start their work until later down the road. One more of those ranks has just been filled for a brand new character’s mini-series, and we have exclusive information on details pertaining to who will direct it.


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The Direct can exclusively report that Marvel Studios has hired Bad Boys For Life director duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah to direct at least one episode of Ms. Marvel for Disney+. It's currently unknown how many episodes they will helm, though we can confirm that these episodes are being developed for a one-hour format. 

Production for Ms. Marvel is set to begin this Fall and run until Spring of next year.


This is an absolutely huge win for Marvel Studios as they work to get Kamala Khan's solo series up and running. The studio has also reportedly been in the final stages of the casting process for the lead character, along with a few important core cast members, for which a final decision may not be so far off now that directors are on-board the series.

El Arbi and Fallah not only have some fantastic films on their short resume already, they have also been linked to the comic book world going back a few months. The two had previously confirmed that they had been in discussions with both Marvel Studios and DC for potential projects to direct, and Ms. Marvel seems like it will be a great fit given the duo's Muslim background

Ms. Marvel is also set to be one of the most important shows in the MCU’s future considering it has a direct connection with the untitled Captain Marvel 2, directed by Nia DaCosta. El Arbi and Fallah should have the chance to fill out an exciting new story alongside Carol Danvers' next solo film, where Kamala will make an appearance around the time her series comes out.

Most fans will be thrilled to know that Marvel Studios is aiming for this series' episodes to be presented in one-hour format in the same way that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision will be released. Typically, shows that are produced in one-hour format have episodes varying in length from 35 minutes to as much as 55 minutes.

There is currently no set timeframe for the release of Ms. Marvel on Disney+, although signs point to sometime in 2022.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.