D23: She-Hulk, Moon Knight & Ms. Marvel Series Confirmed!
After it was revealed earlier today in the trades that Ms. Marvel was coming to Disney+, Kevin Feige has revealed at D23 that two more iconic heroes will be joining her on the small screen: Moon Knight and She-Hulk! It has also been confirmed that Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan will cross over into MCU theatrical films as well.
She-Hulk debuted in Marvel Comics’ “Savage She-Hulk” #1 in 1980, created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema. Her alter ego is Jennifer Walters, the cousin of Bruce Banner/Hulk, who after being shot is provided a blood transfusion from Bruce that turns her into a similar green monster. She later became a member of the Avengers and briefly replaced Ben Grimm in The Fantastic Four.
Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin in 1975 for “Werewolf by Night” #32, Moon Knight is the alter ego of Marc Spector is a Jewish-American rabbi’s son who grew up to become a heavyweight boxer and then a U.S. Marine. Left for dead on a mission in Egypt, he’s taken to a temple devoted to the god Khonshu, and agrees to become the god’s avatar on Earth.
British writer Bisha K. Ali (Four Weddings and Funeral) will reportedly write and act as showrunner for the Ms. Marvel series. An official announcement could come in just a few hours.
Though the Ms. Marvel moniker has been around for decades, originally the superhero name for Carol Danvers, the Khan character took on the name. A Pakistani-American, Khan joined the Marvel comics universe back in 2014 as a result of the Inhumans’ Terrigen Mists being released, triggering her shapeshifing powers. Not only is she capable of stretching her limbs to great lengths and widths, but she can also grow or shrink to incredible sizes. Khan is also inspired by Carol Danvers, who at that point had been “promoted” to the role of Captain Marvel, and decides to take on her old moniker of Ms. Marvel to fight crime and do good.
It’s unclear when series will make its debut on the streaming service, with Marvel Studios previously announcing a host of shows for the streaming platform from 2020 up until late 2021.