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Ms. Marvel Series Hits A Major Milestone

Marvel fans are one step closer to yet another Disney+ series.

"Ms. Marvel" has officially wrapped production, as reported by Variety. After a filming stint in Georgia, the show moved to Thailand for the reminder of shooting, with the country serving as the location for all of Episodes 4 and 5. 

Like it did to all productions of 2020 and 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic caused significant delays for "Ms. Marvel." However, even with a third wave resurgence of the novel coronavirus in Thailand in April 2021, "Ms. Marvel" — no doubt emboldened by the power of the Walt Disney Company, which owns Marvel Studios — was able to obtain a waiver and continue filming, per Variety. The production was already observing strict anti-virus protocols, including closed sets, mandatory masks, twice weekly virus testing, and controlled air systems. The team at "Ms. Marvel" also worked in three separate bubble to lessen the chances of an outbreak halting production.

Fortunately, it seems all involved in the show remained healthy, and production was able to conclude (somewhat) on schedule. This is welcome news for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But who exactly is Ms. Marvel?

Ms. Marvel is Kamala Khan, a teenager from New Jersey

Ms. Marvel is Kamala Khan, played by newcomer Iman Vellani. Kamala is a 16-year-old from New Jersey, and she looks up to superheroes like Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. In the Marvel comics, Kamala gains the ability to extend her limbs, alter her appearance, and shift shape. She's also an Inhuman, who heavily resemble the mutants audiences know from the X-Men comics and movies.

"Ms. Marvel" is Marvel Studios' latest testament to its efforts to tell more inclusive stories on screen. Kamala is a Muslim Pakistani American, and the cast of the show is predominately Asian. The six-episode series also has a diverse set of writers and directors, with Bisha K. Ali as co-writer and showrunner and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Adil El Arbi, Billal Fallah, and Meera Menon all serving as directors.

Plot details are still unknown, though the series is likely to focus on Ms. Marvel's origin story as well as her life as a regular teenager. With the announcement that the upcoming "Captain Marvel" sequel has been renamed to "The Marvels," we imagine the series will also be setting up Kamala Khan to join Carol Danvers on the big screen.  

We're still waiting on a confirmed release date for "Ms. Marvel," but we can't wait to see this new hero in action.