Marvel Studios is in full swing!
From recent publications like moon knight and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on upcoming projects such as She Hulk and Thor: Love and Thunder, Marvel fans get a pretty steady stream of new content. Marvel’s Latest Disney+ Original Series, Ms Marvel, premiered its first episode on Wednesday, June 8th and it’s the MCU like we’ve never seen it before!
Mrs Miracle follows the story of Kamala Khan, a superhero superfan who discovers that she too has superpowers. Her ultimate inspiration is Captain Marvel, but as we see in the first episode, Kamala struggles to reconcile her real life with fantasy.
This show is a significant shift in tone for Marvel, and a lot of it has to do with the theme. Kamala Khan is the first teenage girl to have an entire Marvel production centered around it, and the series reflects that. Reminiscent of teenage coming-of-age movies and Disney Channel sitcoms, it has a unique, fun, and heartfelt tone. The storytelling was creative and fresh, and we loved the animation and art used in the first episode.
Kamala’s interest in superheroes also gives the show a fun dynamic with its viewership ratings. The MCU has plenty of die-hard fans, and for the first time, our protagonist is one of them. Marvel’s fandom also has a huge female demographic, many of whom are teenagers themselves. After all, Marvel is making something special for them.
Kamala is also Marvel’s first Pakistani-American and Muslim lead. The first episode explored her family dynamics and culture, with the scenes between her and her parents highlighting Kamala’s struggle to honor her family while also attempting to branch out and become her own person. Her powers also come from a bracelet her grandmother sent to her home, and we’re excited to see how Kamala’s culture interacts with her journey as a superhero in the rest of the series.
Iman Villani, who plays Kamala Khan, gives an authentic and spunky performance, carrying the show with her humor and brightness. She’s a refreshing new hero, and we can’t wait to see her interact with more members of the MCU in the future Wonder Movie.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe includes 28 films and 6 shows. They need to switch it up if they want fan interest to remain constant, and Mrs Miracle changes it in a way that recognizes, accepts and celebrates the teenage girl experience. We can’t wait to see what’s next for the series!
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