The trailer for Disney+’s new show Ms Marvel is finally here, and it looks awesome.
It’s stylish, colorful, unique, and most of all fun. It looks like Marvel is continuing to expand its universe with smaller stories while introducing wider audiences to a brand new superheroine they’ll love.
Check it out below:
Ms Marvel Is Her Own Kind Of Hero
I don’t know about you, but this is the first Marvel DisneyPlus show since WandaVision that I’m super excited for. First off, I love the Scott Pilgrim-like style with the comic book bubbles, demon horns over the head of a presumed mean girl character, and overall more visually pleasing look than some of Marvel’s output. It looks like there are elements of teen comedies or dramas layered in there too with the superhero stuff as well as a pervading sense of joy throughout the trailer thanks to a perfect song choice.
I also like that it looks like a smaller-scale story than we’re used to seeing in the MCU at this point, something potentially refreshing given the recent focus on huge multiverse-spanning epics. Most of my favorite superhero films are not the ones with the largest casts or the highest stakes, but rather the more personal ones primarily focused on story and character development over the larger universe.
Of course I’m excited for the superheroics too.The costume looks fun and very colorful, thankfully lacking the more muted look of some of the more recent heroes and Iman Vellani seems like she’ll bring confidence, spunk, and vulnerability to the role. Along with the teen and superhero elements, the teaser hints that this show will focus just as much on teen life as well as familial and cultural pressures.
It’s unclear just how deeply these themes will be explored at this time, but they’ll definitely be part of the story. We don’t get a ton of action footage from the trailer, but they’re probably saving that stuff for the main one to be released at a later date.
Most of all though, I’m happy that this trailer shows Kamala Khan to be an optimist who will enjoy what she does. I’m sure she’ll have plenty of drama to deal with (if she didn’t we wouldn’t have much of a show), but I hope that her plucky-seeming attitude is one of her defining traits. At their core, superheroes and heroines should inspire hope in the readers and viewers watching their exploits and provide some sense of fun wish fulfillment, and it looks like Ms Marvel will do just that.
We know the character is set to appear in The Marvels alongside Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers and Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau (the latter of which was introduced in WandaVision), so it makes sense to give Kamala Khan some time to herself so we can establish her day-to-day before she goes gallivanting off to save the cosmos from otherworldly threats. Parris previously collaborated with The Marvels director Nia DaCosta on 2021’s horror sequel Candyman and as the director has shown herself to be a lover of comic books too, I’m intrigued to see what she brings to the supercharged sequel.
Saagar Shaikh, Zenobia Shroff, and Mohan Kapur are also set to reprise their Ms Marvel roles as Kamala’s older brother Amir, mother Muneeba, and father Yusuf. For me, it’s always a breath of fresh air to see a superhero or heroine receive their debut onscreen to help expand the crowded world of cape-wearers out there, so hopefully Ms Marvel flies high past anyone’s expectations and delivers fun times across the galaxy.
Ms Marvel premieres on Disney Plus June 8, 2022. Are you excited to see Ms Marvel? What do you think of the teaser trailer for Marvel’s newest superheroine? Have you read the comics? What’s your favorite Marvel Disney Plus show so far? Let us know in the comments below and on our Twitter.