‘Ms. Marvel’ Trailer, Release Date & Poster Unveiled: Meet the MCU’s Newest Teen Superhero

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The trailer has arrived for Ms. Marvel, the upcoming Marvel Studios series introducing the MCU’s newest teenage superhero.

Meet Kamala Khan (played by newcomer Iman Vellani), a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. She’s a huge fan of the Avengers – particularly Captain Marvel (aka Carol Danvers), loves fan-fiction and video games, and has a huge imagination. She also finds that she can’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home. Things take a turn when – you know it – she gets superpowers.

In the comic world, the Kamala iteration of Ms. Marvel – the first time a Muslim character headlined a Marvel comic book series (although not the first Marvel Muslim character) – has the ability to change her size, a bit like Ant-Man, and even shapeshift into other people and inanimate objects. As the trailer shows, they’re going a different route with her powers in the series, with what appear to be mostly cosmic energy-harnessing abilities.

A stylish, fun trailer below, providing snippets of Kamala’s life pre-powers and a bit of her attempting to navigate her transition into a superhero. A few tastes of plot here and there, although Marvel is smartly keeping much under wraps; it’s not even known who the primary antagonist will be – like, who are those shadowy figures in the alley?

The six-episode series was created by Bisha K. Ali, who served as a writer and story editor on Marvel series Loki and was a staff writer on Hulu series Four Weddings and a Funeral. On the directing team are Bad Boys for Life helmers Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon (For All Mankind, Equity), and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the latter of whom earned two Academy Awards for acclaimed short documentaries Saving Face and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.

Among the cast: Aramis Knight as Kareem, also known as the vigilante Red Dagger; Saagar Shaikh as Amir, Kamala’s older brother; Matt Lintz as Bruno Carrelli, Kamala’s best friend; and Zenobia Shroff and Mohan Kapur as Kamala’s parents.

Ms. Marvel will be launching on Disney+ on June 8th. Take a look at the trailer, then have a look at the first official poster beneath it.

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