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Ms. Marvel Disney+ Show Gains Familiar MCU Composer

Ms. Marvel, Disney Plus
By Richard Nebens

Marvel Studios is less than a month away from its second Disney+ show of the year in Iman Vellani’s Ms. Marvel, bringing one of the MCU’s most anticipated new heroes into the story. This six-episode MCU outing will provide a look into the everyday life of a high school kid in this franchise while also laying the foundation for a more cosmic adventure to come later in Phase 4.

The first trailer for Ms. Marvel showed some of the childlike wonder that fans will see from Kamala Khan in this series before she finds a pair of mysterious bracelets that give her incredible powers and kick off her hero’s journey. Once she completes this journey, she’s already set for her second MCU appearance in 2023 with a co-starring role alongside Brie Larson in The Marvels, the blockbuster sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel.

This movie will tie in adventures from all across the MCU as Vellani’s Ms. Marvel meets the superhero she idolizes throughout the first season of her Disney+ show. Helping to tie those two projects together, news has just confirmed that both Marvel installments will feature the same composer to bring the music to life on the big and small screen alike.

Ms. Marvel Enlists Veteran MCU Composer

Laura Karpman, Marvel Composer
Marvel

Variety revealed that Marvel Studios hired Laura Karpman as the composer for the upcoming Ms. Marvel series on Disney+.

This will be the second of three MCU projects on her resume, having first composed the score for 2021's What If...? Season 1 while she works on the music for 2023's The Marvels. She also confirmed in an exclusive interview with The Direct that she's returning to compose Season 2 of What If...?.

Karpman shared her joy in being part of "a wonderfully diverse team" helping to bring Kamala Khan into her first MCU project, calling her "an epic superhero" with an exciting musical background to explore:

“I am thrilled to be a part of a wonderfully diverse team that is bringing Kamala Khan off the pages of her comic book and into your homes this June. She is an epic superhero hailing from a rich musical heritage that was a joy to be immersed in.”

Karpman now becomes the fourth composer in MCU history with three or more projects on her resume. The other three names are listed below:

Alan Silvestri - Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame

Henry Jackman - Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Christophe Beck - Ant-ManAnt-Man and the Wasp, WandaVision, Hawkeye

Karpman Adds to Her MCU Resume

The MCU has utilized a vast range of composers over nearly three dozen projects in the past 14 years, although there are a handful of musicians that the studio has come back to on multiple occasions. Karpman is clearly becoming one of those names, joining an elite class of composers with names like Michael Giacchino and Alan Silvestri.

Ms. Marvel will give Karpman the first opportunity to take on a score that's completely original within the MCU after working on an anthology series in What If...? and adding to a true sequel in The Marvels. Additionally, it will allow her to seamlessly move between projects with Kamala Khan starring in both her own Disney+ show and next year's Captain Marvel sequel, which will help keep the character consistent from a musical perspective. 

With the series now less than a month away from its release, Karpman's work on the score is likely close to being finished as Marvel Studios puts the finishing touches on the show in the editing room. Seeing as her future with the MCU's music looks firmly set in stone, the Ms. Marvel score should be yet another exciting aspect of the series that will have fans looking forward to its arrival.

Ms. Marvel debuts on Disney+ on June 8.