Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk and Moon Night are joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At Disney’s D23 Expo annual confab, Marvel boss Kevin Feige announced that Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk and Moon Knight live-action series are in development at the upcoming streaming platform Disney+. All are derived from Marvel comics. The Ms. Marvel character, Marvel’s first Muslim superhero, also will be featured in movies, Feige said.
She Hulk was created Stan Lee and artist John Buscema and first appeared in the Feb. 1980 issue Savage She-Hulk #1. Known as Jennifer Walters, she’s a lawyer and the cousin of Bruce Banner and gets an emergency blood transfusion from him following an injury, thus acquiring Hulk-like qualities. She’s also a member of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Defenders and S.H.I.E.L.D.
Moon Knight aka Marc Spector is a former CIA agent who was almost killed by a terrorist named Bushman. Marc’s life was saved by the Moon God Khonshu. Marc kills Bushman and becomes Moon Knight. Four personalities dominate Marc’s head including Steven Grant, Jake Lockley, and Khonshu and they work with each other and fight for control at various times. Moon Knight was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin. He first appeared in the August 1975 issue Werewolf by Night #32.
Ms. Marvel, written by Bisha K. Ali (Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral), Ms. Marvel focuses on a teenager named Kamela Kahn, a Pakistani-American from a religious family in New Jersey who has polymorphous powers, having the ability to stretch and change shape. The comic won a Hugo Award for best graphic story in 2015. The project is in early development and no timeline has been set.
Here is Feige’s announcement (starts at 2:55):
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