Disney announced a slew of new movies and series. One of which is Ms. Marvel, a new Marvel series set to appear on Disney + in late 2021. The special thing about it? “Our” Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah put their shoulders to that project!
Rumors of a collaboration between Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah with Marvel have been circulating for almost a year. The director duo put themselves on the map worldwide with their work Bad Boys For Life, the third film in the series about Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence).
“What do you want to do?”
Shortly after the release of that unexpectedly successful film in January, Marvel contacted the Belgian directors. The meeting was not yet about anything concrete, Adil El Arbi said at the time. “They said they did Bad Boys For Life liked it and simply asked us, “What do you want to do?” With Disney + everything has changed so much, there is so much we can do. “
In September, Adil and Bilall were first linked to Ms. Marvel. That series is about Kamala Khan, Marvel’s first Islamist main character. And now that link is also official. Because both the directors as Marvel and Disney have confirmed it.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah both shared the title of Ms. Marvel via Instagram. “I am honored to direct a project that I know you will identify with,” wrote El Arbi. “Who’s ready to take Ms. Marvel ?? ”
“Truly honored and grateful to be a part of Marvel Studios,” Fallah said. “Lots of love to the whole team. This project is close to my heart and I can’t wait to introduce you and the whole world to Ms. Marvel! ”
Marvel also officially announced the series. Ms. Marvel, a newer character from the Marvel comics, fires the imagination. We are therefore pleased to announce Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan. ”