We have learned that the Disney+ Ms Marvel series is eyeing to begin filming in September 2020 and that casting for the series has just begun, additionally they are likely looking for an unknown actor for the role of Ms Marvel. Bisha K. Ali will serve as showrunner on the series, she is previously known for her writing work on Hulu’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ remake.
Kamala Khan broke ground by becoming Marvel’s first Muslim character to lead her own comics title. Her identity as a Pakistani-American living in a religious family in New Jersey whilst trying to find her own way has been a major focus of the stories. Her powers have been described as polymorphous, meaning she has the ability to stretch and change her shape.
The ‘Ms Marvel’ comic won a Hugo Award for the best graphic story in 2015.
The series was announced during the D23 Expo alongside new casting announcements for ‘The Falcon and the Winter Solider’ (Wyatt Russell as US Agent, Emily VanCamp as Agent 13) and ‘WandaVision’ (Randall Park as Jimmy Woo, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Kathryn Hahn as Nosy Neighbour) as well as new show announcements including a ‘She-Hulk’ series and a ‘Moon Knight’ series. ‘Ms Marvel’ will seemingly be the first of the three recently announced shows to be released on Disney+.
UPDATE: We can now confirm that casting has begun and that Marvel Studios is eyeing to cast a Pakistani-American woman between the ages of 16 and 24 to play the 16 year old Kamala Khan.
An important PSA to note with this casting news, do not believe online websites that claim to be holding auditions for Ms Marvel if you pay a certain amount of money for them, all castings for Marvel Studios-related films and television shows do not cast through this method as this is a scam.