Disney+ has reportedly tapped directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Snowfall, Bad Boys for Life) to direct their upcoming Ms. Marvel series, according to Comicbook.com. The two stated they had met with Marvel Studios back in June, but the talks were very preliminary.
“There was nothing yet concrete,” El Arbi said via Comicbook.com. “If we find something that we really love and that fits to our personality then, yeah, for sure, we go for it.” According to Comicbook.com, El Arbi stated they would have to find the right character and storyline. “If they have something, if we have something, I hope that very soon we find something and we can work with Marvel or DC, as well,” El Arbi said via Comicbook.com.
El Arbi and Fallah’s names have been linked to direct at least one of the six hour-long episodes, according to Comicbook.com. Directing duo Anna Boden (Mississippi Grind) and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson), who helmed Brie Larson in 2019’s Captain Marvel, were also rumored to be associated with the comic’s adaptation.
Ms. Marvel centers on the comic brand’s first Muslim character to headline their own comic. According to Comicbook.com, Kamala Khan is a Pakistani-American teen obsessed with superheroes — specifically Captain Marvel. Khan discovers her own super strength and shape-shifting powers after transitioning into an Inhuman. Her first comic book appearance was in Captain Marvel #14.
Created by Marvel editors Sana Amanat (Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man) and Stephen Wacker (Venom, Daredevil: Sound and Fury), Khan joins an array of Marvel characters featured in their own series coming to the streaming service. According to Comicbook.com, Ms. Marvel will follow Canadian director Kari Skogland’s (Zebra Lounge, Fifty Dead Men Walking) The Falcon and The Winter Soldier; WandaVision from Matt Shakman (Cut Bank, Just the Ten of Us); and, Loki directed by Kate Herron (Sex Education, Daybreak). Disney+ also has plans to bring other outlier characters to TV including She-Hulk, Moon Knight, and Hawkeye.