D23 ramps up into full swing and here comes the news fans have been dying for. We know of the multitude of shows already scheduled for Disney+ from Marvel Studios, but three brand new shows will be joining the previous shows and talk about diversity in style and content! While no timelines were given as to when these would release, the graphic shown on screen indicates they will be after the slate of already announced shows. Here are the shows announced:
No info came out, but the show will kick off this second batch of titles. No, Ms Marvel does not mean Carol Danvers. While at one time the titles Ms and Captain were interchangeable, Comics went through an era where they began redoing the ethnicity and backgrounds of different characters to diversify their line ups. Captain Marvel became Carol Danvers, the hero we saw onscreen in her solo movie as well as Avengers: Endgame.
Ms Marvel now refers to young Muslim Kamala Khan, Pakistani-American from Jersey City. She alters shape and size, giving her the ability to shape shift or simply grow and extend her limbs (think Mr Fantastic to a degree). Not only is she one of Marvel’s newest heroines, but she allows for a broad topic of stories to be had.
Up next after Ms Marvel will be Moon Knight. Again, nothing official, but rumor suggests Game of Thrones heart throb Kit Harrington leads the actors in contention for the lead.
Moon Knight follows Marc Spector as a Jewish-American Rabbi’s wayward son. He boxes, joins the military and later becomes a mercenary. After losing a fight in Egypt where he is killed, Egyptian powers restore him to life with new powers. Back home these powers are fashioned into his new persona Moon Knight. Moon Knight usually runs with the darker side of the Marvel universe, so expect this to follow the Netflix titles in terms of mood.
Lastly, She-Hulk was announced as the final of the new franchise titles for Disney+. Jennifer Walters needs an emergency transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner. As such she takes on the characteristics of Hulk, albeit to a lesser extent. In some versions she remains stuck as the green skinned She-Hulk, but her powers leave her in a state very similar to what we saw with Banner in Endgame. No word yet if Ruffalo will join the show at all. One would think so, given the connection between the two and lack of anything in the future for Hulk.
Stay tuned here for more details as they come!