By Stephen Ippolito | September 18th, 2020
This has undoubtedly been a good week for MCU news. First, Ant-Man 3 cast a major role. Then yesterday we found out who will be playing She-Hulk in the upcoming Disney+ series. Now today it’s been revealed who will direct episodes for Ms. Marvel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmakers that have been chosen are Bad Boys For Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy whose won two Oscars in the short documentary category. And Meera Menon, whose credits include The Walking Dead, The Punisher, Titans, Dirty John, and Outlander.
This isn’t the first time Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah had been linked to the MCU. Earlier this year, the duo confirmed in an interview that they had recently taken a meeting with Marvel Studios. It was thought that they were wanted for a film like Blade or Deadpool. Their involvement in Ms. Marvel was actually first reported a couple of weeks ago by The Direct.
Ms. Marvel will be the first Muslim hero to appear in the MCU. The series will follow Kamala Khan, a teenager from New Jersey who gained her powers after being exposed to Terrigen Mist. She is relatively new in Marvel Comics after debuting in 2012.
While it’s not known who will be playing Kamala, I’d expect it to be announced soon now that directors have been chosen.