Disney+ Celebrates Women With Peek at “Ms. Marvel” & Their Massive Content Library
Disney+ has dropped a timely peek at their massive library of female-centered content considering it’s International Women’s Day. What’s more, the trailer offers a peek at Iman Vellani, who will be playing Kamala Khan in Marvel’s Ms. Marvel on the streamer. The upcoming series, centered on the titular young superhero who grew up adoring Captain Marvel—only to discover she’s got superhuman abilities herself—is one of Marvel’s most intriguing upcoming projects. Vellani isn’t just starring in Ms. Marvel, she’s also got a big role in director Nia DaCosta’s The Marvels, the Captain Marvel sequel that will see Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers teaming up with the young superhero and a grown-up Monica Rambeau.
Disney+ has a whole lot more in the way of films and shows that prominently center on women. On the superhero front, the trailer highlights everything from Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow to Danai Gurira’s role as Okoye Black Panther to Meng’er Zhang‘s Xialing in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Yet Disney+ isn’t just touting their superhero women—there’s a ton of female-focused stories via that are a little more down to Earth—even if two of those features are focused on women who changed aeronautics and NASA’s space program forever. We’re talking about 2016’s Hidden Figures, which explored the team of female African-American mathematicians who served a crucial role in the early years of NASA’s space program, and Expedition Amelia, which is National Geographic’s exploration of the disappearance of the legendary pilot.
There’s more, a whole lot more. From Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story to the beloved animated feature Tangled, Disney+ has women front and center.
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Featured image: Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER. L to R: Ayo (Florence Kasumba) and Okoye (Danai Gurira). Ph: Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2018