While the MCU fandom has plenty to celebrate from the last few days, including the first official trailer for WandaVision and the final days of shooting for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, there are a half-dozen other shows in various stages of development for Disney+. This includes the return of Tom Hiddleston in Loki, the Tatiana Maslany-led She-Hulk, and the highly anticipated debut of Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel.
The latter of those three series has already had some major news last week with a trade report that Bilal Fallah and Adil El Arbi are headlining an impressive group of directors for Ms. Marvel. No cast members have been announced, although there are casting calls out for a number of supporting characters already. Even more has come on that front, with news of another call from one of the best insiders in the business.
According to a new report from insider Charles Murphy on Murphy’s Multiverse, a casting call has been released for two new supporting characters in the cast of Ms. Marvel. Both are hidden under code names but are recognizable to fans as Kamala’s friend Zoe Zimmer (young white actress, age 16-20) and her eventual sister-in-law Tyesha Hillman (black actress, 27-33).
WHAT THIS MEANS
With production so close to starting for Ms. Marvel, the studio seems to be all in on finding the perfect cast for the show in the next couple of months. Jasjit Williams and Saagar Shaihk are already in talks for undisclosed roles in the show, and calls have gone out for Kamala’s brother and best friend, with still plenty more supporting roles to cast along with Kamala herself.
Zoe and Tyesha both play a big part in Kamala’s life in Marvel comics, and they seem to be the most likely specific characters that the studio is looking for with this announcement. Zoe is also LGBTQ+ in the comics, having come out as a lesbian after initially having a high school boyfriend. She befriends Kamala and Nakia (Kamala's best friend) and develops a crush on Nakia, though Zoe avoids confronting Nakia about this interest due to her fear of it runing their relationship.
Tyesha ends up marrying Kamala's brother, Aamir in the comics. As Aamir is rumored to have a role in the series, their relationship will most likely be explored throughout the plot of Ms. Marvel.
With production set to begin in just about a month or two, the hype for Ms. Marvel is ramping up quickly. All of these casting calls, along with the possibility that Kamala will go on to play a role in Captain Marvel 2, have fans dying to finally see something tangible come out from all this news.
Ms. Marvel is currently slated to begin production in November 2020 and run through March 2021. The mini-series is preparing to debut on Disney+ sometime in 2022.