This post is part 2 of a 4 part series on Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel.

Part 1: Who is Kamala Khan?
Part 2: How Does a Ms. Marvel TV Series Tie Into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe?
Part 3: Kamala Khan Casting Rumors
Part 4: The Difference Between Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel Explained

As of today Marvel Studios has released 11 films, 3 TV shows, and has 9 more films and 3 more confirmed TV shows in production. With that kind of investment in film and TV, any Marvel property could be next in line for an on screen adaptation.

Ms. Marvel TV Series

As a rising star in the comic book universe, Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel is a prime candidate. If you don’t know why Kamala Khan’s blowing up on the web, read our recap of her origin here. As for the rest of you… Here’s why we think you’ll see a Ms. Marvel TV series very, very soon.

Marvel’s relying on two networks for TV. Since Disney owns both Marvel and ABC we know they’ll use the network as a platform for more family-friendly shows. They’ve also turned to Netflix where they have far more freedom in terms of tone and subject matter. Daredevil is by far the MCU’s most violent hero, and all signs point to the upcoming series A.K.A. Jessica Jones being the darkest Marvel TV series yet.

Given that Kamala Khan’s story is about her life as an awkward teenage girl in a Pakistani-American family, we think Ms. Marvel will most likely land on ABC. The fist murmurings of a Ms. Marvel series started after ABC canceled American Crime, but publicly announced that show runner John Ridley would stay with the studio for an “undisclosed Marvel project”.

John Ridley Ms. Marvel TV Series

John Ridley isn’t the “show-runner for hire” type. In 2013 he was awarded a Best Screenplay Oscar for his 12 Years a Slave script. If he’s working with Marvel, it’s because this is a challenging project he wants to take-on, not because he needs the work. Additionally, IGN reported specifically that Ridley’s primary interest, would in fact be a Ms. Marvel TV series.

The rumored plot suggests that the focus would be on Kamala’s obsession with super heroes, Kamala does write Avengers fan fiction, after all. The show would also tie in cultural issues including Islamophobia, not your average superhero story. This makes perfect sense for a Ms. Marvel TV series. We’d first see Kamala’s life as a teenage fangirl, then explore the idea of that fangirl becoming the type of hero she idolizes. Contrary to the comics, the show wouldn’t rely on Kamala’s admiration for Captain Marvel specifically. In the MCU all the Avengers are fair game, but the Captain Marvel film won’t be released until 2018, so it’s a safe bet that Carol Danvers won’t be in the fold.

Avengers Fan Fic Ms. Marvel TV Series

Reports are saying that Ms. Marvel TV series would air sometime in-between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent carter, which have both been renewed for a 3rd and 2nd season respectively. Can you imagine that? Almost 52 weeks of Marvel on network television each year. If we do see a Ms. Marvel TV series, we’re expecting an 8 – 12 episode run, similar to what we saw with the first season of Agent Carter.

Remember this is all still speculation, but one thing thats clear is that Marvel has already set up the foundation for a world where Kamala Khan can fit right in. In Season 2 of Agents of Shield Marvel started introduced Inhumans, a branch of humanity with super powers and abilities. The series has set up the possibility that there are thousands of people walking among us with innate Inhuman genes. Their powers just haven’t been revealed yet. We went film by film and highlighted every appearance of Inhumans in the MCU so far. We’ll hear much more about Inhumans between now and the Inhumans film, which drops in 2019.

Ms. Marvel TV Series Inhuman

We know from the comics that Kamala Khan is in fact an Inhuman. Marvel uses this to explain how she got her powers, but they can also reference the events Agents of SHIELD to explain why more and more Inhumans are appearing. Each of the MCU shows leave behind a ton of easter eggs referencing other properties. It’s just a matter of time before we see hints dropped for the Ms. Marvel TV series.

Sales of the comic books are continuing to blow through expectations. The first issue is in its 7th printing, and the digital edition is undoubtedly the most popular of any Marvel property. Kamala Khan is one of Marvel’s newest heroes, but with the kind of attention she’s generated after just one year on the shelves, the question isn’t if she’ll make it to the MCU; its when.

Check out Part 3 of our coverage where we highlight 5 actresses that would be a good fit to play Kamala Khan in the Ms. Marvel TV series.

This post is part 2 of a 4 part series on Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel.

Part 1: Who is Kamala Khan?
Part 2: How Does a Ms. Marvel TV Series Tie Into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe?
Part 3: Kamala Khan Casting Rumors
Part 4: The Difference Between Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel Explained

 

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