Fans of Kamala Khan rejoice! It looks like the fan-favorite character is finally joining the live-action world. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel is developing a streaming series based on Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, for Disney+. They report that Bisha K. Ali has been hired as showrunner and writer, who is currently represented in streaming as a writer on Hulu's new version of Four Weddings and a Funeral.
THR points out that Marvel had no comment initially. Instead, they saved their big announcement during the Disney+ panel at D23. The news showed up on Twitter just moments later, indicating that Ms. Marvel will start off on the small screen before showing up in the MCU proper.
The name "Ms. Marvel" has been around since 1976, with Carol Danvers using the title. Ever since she got a promotion and became Captain Marvel in 2012, Kamala Khan, the first lead Muslim character in a comic, has taken it on. Khan lives in New Jersey with her religious family, and her powers are of of the shape-shifting variety. If she wants to make her fist insanely large for punching, for example, she can.
There is no news yet as to when the show will premiere, but the show will indeed tie into the movies of MCU, with Kamala eventually making the move to the big screen.
Welcome to the world of live action, Kamala Khan, and welcome to the MCU. We've been waiting for you.