news culture Ms. Marvel: the superheroine has the worst start for a Marvel series on Disney+
Ms. Marvel is the seventh series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe released on Disney+. While its broadcast began on June 8, 2022 on the SVOD platform, the new series seems to be struggling to convince.
Bad start and review-bombing
It’s a bad start for Ms. Marvel, the latest superheroine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Indeed, the series was announced as the worst launch for a Marvel series with 775,000 views in the United States during the first five days of broadcast. This is a lower score than the previous series, Hawkeye, whose start was already considered mixed with 1.5 million views during its first five days.
Ms. Marvel has been victim of review bombingsome apparently not being conquered by the liberties of adaptation taken by the studios, an atmosphere deemed too childish, or even the illustrations that give the series a distinct identity. Others did not hesitate to accompany their pejorative criticisms with sexist insults towards Iman Vellani, the young interpreter of the heroine. An attitude quickly condemned by Brie Larson, aka Captain Marvel himself, as well as the directors of the series.
Ms. Marvel, new superheroine
Ms. Marvel is a character created by Gerry Conway and John Buscema, which first appeared in 1977 in Marvel comics. The Disney+ series takes up this character and follows the adventures of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager, fan of superheroesand more particularly of Captain Marvel, and which discovers superpowers, joining the superhero camp in turn. We will also find the character of Ms. Marvel in the movie The Marvels, alongside Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, in 2023.
Produced as usual by Kevin Feigethe series is produced by the duo Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbion a scenario of Bisha K. Ali (Loki). Iman Vellaniwho plays the title role, is supported in the casting by Matt Linz, Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Zenobia Shroff and Mohan Kapur. The six-episode miniseries airs one episode every Wednesday on Disney+, with a final scheduled for July 13, 2022.