The new Marvel Universe series
Marvel Studios doesn’t stop surprising its fans. Besides the announcement of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2020), WandaVision (2021), Loki (2021), Hawkeye (2021) and What If…? (2021) during Comic-Con 2019, shortly after they revealed new titles that will expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Kevin Feige presented, during the D23 Expo, three new Marvel series for the Disney+ platform and in MFC we tell you all about the new characters.
Created in 1975 by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, Moon Knight is a little-known superhero in the Marvel Universe.
After receiving his powers from the Egyptian god Khonshu, to be one of his representatives on Earth, Moon Knight has superhuman strength and agility. In some stories, the powers vary depending on the phases of the moon.
Under the mantle hides the former mercenary Marc Spector, also known by other identities such as businessman Steven Grant or taxi driver Jake Lockley. This aspect has been explored in several stories of the character, which surrounds his true identity in an aura of mystery and even proposes a case of dissociative identity disorder.
According to Kevin Feige, this new series could explore the hero’s mental condition and raise the question of whether Moon Knight really has powers or if they are only a product of his psychological instability.
Also known as Kamala Khan, Ms. Marvel is a Pakistani American teenager from New Jersey. She has the power to stretch her body at her will, and mold her appearance like a shapeshifter. It was created by the editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, the writer G. Willow Wilson and the artist Adrian Alphona, in 2013.
She is the first Muslim Marvel character to star in its own comic series, and now, its own television series. Ms. Marvel’s stories often explore the faith of the character, who is a follower of Islam.
Ms. Marvel takes her name from her greatest idol, Captain Marvel, and fights against injustices motivated by her religious beliefs. In addition to starring in her own series, she’s also been confirmed to appear in the next Captain Marvel movie.
Although Universal Pictures still owns the film rights of the Hulk characters, it seems that Marvel has the free pass to use them in television series.
Jennifer Walters became She-Hulk after receiving a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner. She was created by Stan Lee and John Buscema in 1980.
During the announcement of her series, Kevin Feige highlighted her ability as a lawyer, so it is not unreasonable to think that the series will adapt the stories where She-Hulk uses her legal skills to advocate for the rights of superheroes.
Due to her relationship with Bruce Banner, the She-Hulk series may feature the actor Mark Ruffalo‘s as Professor Hulk, to establish the new character and pass the Hulk mantle for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.