While Marvel's next theatrical film Eternals looks to introduce a new ensemble of immortal heroes into the MCU, Ms. Marvel intends to welcome a new teenage heroine to the Marvel roster on Disney+.
Played by Iman Vellani, Ms. Marvel follows sixteen-year-old Kamala Khan who - in the comics - possesses the ability to alter her shape and size. She's also set to star in 2022's The Marvels alongside Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau from WandaVision.
On the heels of the Disney+ trailer for Hawkeye, Marvel Studios moved the Ms. Marvel series from its late 2021 slot to 2022, with most expecting the series to air early in the coming year.
However, a comment from a member of the show's cast suggests the show's release may be later than that.
Ms. Marvel's Possible Summer 2022 Disney+ Release?
When asked about Ms. Marvel on social media, actor Mohan Kapur - who plays Kamala Khan's father in the show - responded with a tweet that indicated a possible summer release for the series as opposed to that of early 2022.
Kapur's tweet reads as follows:
"June July Inshallah"
For reference, "Inshallah" can be interpreted as "hopefully" or "God willing."
As of now, Ms. Marvel is one of only three confirmed Disney+ series for 2022, as She-Hulk and Moon Knight are both on the coming year's slate. In comparison, Marvel Studios released five new series on Disney+ in 2021, beginning with WandaVision and, come November, ending with Hawkeye.
Ms. Marvel Moved to Avoid Lucasfilm Competition?
If Ms. Marvel has, in fact, been bumped to a summer release, it's possible that Marvel fans won't have any new Disney+ content until June. This is because both She-Hulk and Moon Knight aren't expected to release until mid-year themselves and there's no confirmed release date for What If...? Season 2.
Although, now that shooting has wrapped on Moon Knight, perhaps the studio feels an early 2022 release is possible for the Oscar Issac-led series?
Moving Ms. Marvel to a later date may also be a strategic decision. Since Lucasfilm looks to conclude The Book of Boba Fett and release both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor in 2022, it would make sense for Disney to try to avoid either studio competing with one another or cannibalizing viewership.
Also, since The Marvels is set to debut in theaters in November of 2022, perhaps Marvel studios felt that Iman Vellani's series and even the film would be better served by less time between the two projects?
Regardless, Marvel Studios has yet to confirm that Ms. Marvel has been moved; however, fans can expect an official release date, and more information about the upcoming series, during the upcoming Disney+ Day on November 12, 2021.