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(Pocket-lint) - The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 continues with a new Marvel Studios TV show having started on Disney+.

Ms Marvel is a coming of age tale that centres on Kamala Khan, a teenage superfan of superheroes who just so happens to become one herself - the eponymous Ms Marvel. It focuses on her struggles to balance her newfound abilities, school life and her family experiences as a Muslim American.

If you've ever played the Marvel's Avengers videogame, you'll know a fair bit about Ms Marvel as she's a major playable character.

However, here's everything you need to know about the new Disney+ TV series.

Ms Marvel release date

Ms Marvel premiered on Disney+ on 8 June 2022.

How to watch Ms Marvel

Like all other Marvel Studios TV series, including the also-forthcoming She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Ms Marvel is exclusive to Disney+.


How many episodes will Ms Marvel have?

There are six episodes in Ms Marvel season 1. Episodes are released weekly from 8 June.

Ms Marvel plot and rumours

Kamala Khan is not the first Ms Marvel - that name was originally taken by Carol Danvers in the comic books, but she is now known as Captain Marvel in the books and MCU. There have also been another two Ms Marvels throughout the years.

Khan though took on the mantle from 2013, with her first eponymous comic series subsequently appearing a year later. It was a big deal for Marvel at the time with the character being the first Muslim to have her own title.

Now Ms Marvel has her own TV series too, and it will hopefully prove as popular and inspiring as the books.

It is set in Jersey City and is more personal and intimate than some of the global threat movies and series we've seen in the franchise so far.

There are plans, however, to include Ms Marvel in future MCU films and crossover series.


In terms of plot leaks, one emerged with an interesting fact: the main villians are said to be the ClanDestine, but whether they are related to the super group of the same name from mid-90s is yet to be seen.

According to a Twitter post by @cinestealth, they are Kree/human hybrids with renowned Ms Marvel bad guy Kamran as one it the members.

Ms Marvel cast and crew

Kamala Khan is played by newcomer Iman Vellani, with Aramis Knight (Ender's Game) as the Red Dagger. 

Among the directors are Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah who also co-directed the Will Smith movie Bad Boys for Life.

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What to watch before Ms Marvel

As a superhero superfan, it is likely that Khan will reference the exploits of the Avengers and many of the other MCU heroes. We suspect the movie that most ties into this series is Captain Marvel - after all, that's her favourite hero of all.

You might want to give that a spin beforehand. Thankfully, like all other Marvel films, it is available on Disney+ too.

Is there a Ms Marvel trailer?

A full trailer is available for you to watch below.

A second trailer, titled "Not Alone" was also released a month prior to the premiere date. Here it is:

Writing by Rik Henderson. Editing by Britta O'Boyle.