Ms. Marvel is a relatively recent addition to the Marvel comics, but she's been such a huge success that it should come as no surprise that she's making her way to the MCU in her own Disney+ series soon.

It doesn't hurt that she was the breakout star of 2020's Marvel’s Avengers game, and between that and a planned appearance in the sequel to Captain Marvel, The Marvels, it looks like Kamala Khan is about to become a household name.

The Ms. Marvel show will join the likes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision, contributing significantly to the overall narrative of Phase 4 of the MCU. If you’d like to know more about Ms. Marvel – including the plot, casting and release date – then keep on reading.

When does Ms. Marvel start?

Ms. Marvel will arrive Summer 2022, no earlier than July.

The news was confirmed on Disney's latest earnings call, which stated that the show will get a Summer 2022 release date in Q4. As Disney's financial year begins every October, this would place Ms. Marvel as releasing sometime in July or August.

This is further supported by Mohan Kapur, the actor who plays Kamala's dad Yusuf. He replied to someone on Twitter with an indication of a June/July release date, which is closer to the release of The Marvels (via CBR).

Moon Knight is currently slated to release on 30 March 2021 and will have six episodes in total. That would give just over a month's buffer between the end of this series and Ms. Marvel.

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Ms. Marvel. was originally set to arrive in late 2021. After many shows got pushed back due to the coronavirus, it was rumoured that it would arrive sometime in February 2022.

Ms. Marvel will be followed by She-Hulk, Secret Invasion and at some point Loki season 2.

Watch the trailer

There's now a short teaser for Ms. Marvel, take a look below:

OK, so it's not technically a proper trailer, but this official sizzle reel actually features loads of proper footage from the series cut into behind-the-scenes action and interviews, even if it doesn't quite give us a full look at Kamala in costume.

That said, there are some leaked photos from the set that show off Ms. Marvel in her full costume (of course, not officially released by Disney):

There's also a brand new promotional poster for Ms. Marvel released at Pyramid International, which indicates that Kamala may get her powers from Nega-Bands on her wrists, rather than genetically as she does in the comics. Take a look below:

Who are the cast and crew of Ms. Marvel?

The star of the show is Iman Vellani, a Canadian actress who will be making her onscreen debut as Ms. Marvel herself.

She'll be joined by Matt Lintz as Bruno Carrelli, Kamala's friend who is in on the secret of her superpowers. Also confirmed is Aramis Knight as the vigilante Kareem, AKA Red Dagger.

Kamala's family will be played by Saagar Shaikh (playing Amir Khan, Kamala's brother), Zenobia Shroff (playing Muneeba Khan, Kamala's mother) and Mohan Kapur (playing Yusuf Khan, Kamala's father). 

Laurel Marsden will star as Zoe Zimmer, whilst Rish Shah will play the role of Kamran.

Behind the camera, Bisha K. Ali will act as head writer. Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Meera Meno will all serve as directors across season one.

What is the plot of Ms. Marvel?

We assume that Ms. Marvel's first season will be an origin story. Kamala Khan is a nerdy Pakistani-American teenager and the first Muslim superhero in the Marvel universe. Based in Jersey City, she gains her powers as a polymorph by coming into contact with Terrigen Mist.

Kamala can change her appearance to whatever she wills but needs time to recharge after using her powers. Her enemies vary from massive big bads to more street-level crime, but we suspect that the series may lead towards the latter.

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That's because we think the series will want to give Kamala room to step up when she makes her confirmed appearance in The Marvels, the sequel to Captain Marvel. She'll star alongside Brie Larson (playing Carol Danvers) and WandaVision's Teyonah Parris (playing Monica Rambeau). The family of Kamala will also star in this film. 

This isn’t the only Disney+ series to plant the seeds to direct tie-ins with movies – WandaVision has already done so with the sequel to Doctor Strange.

How can I watch Ms. Marvel?

Like other shows in the MCU, Ms. Marvel will be a Disney Plus exclusive. If you haven’t yet got an account on Disney+, it costs £7.99/$7.99 per month for a rolling subscription and £79.90/$79.99 for an annual pass. You can sign up for Disney Plus here.