According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Meera Menon are responsible for directing Ms. Marvel‘s inaugural season. This isn’t a collection of novice directors either, as every name on the list brings a unique set of creative experience to the table. El Arbi and Falla are experienced blockbuster directors, most notably spearheading 2020’s hit Bad Boys For Life. Menon is a television mainstay, working on episodes of The Walking Dead, The Punisher, and The Man in the High Castle, among others, and Obaid-Chinoy is a two-time Oscar winner for her documentary work.
Their resumes speak for themselves, but their inclusion in a big-budget MCU production, alongside head writer Bisha K. Ali is indicative of an industry-wide change that’s long overdue. Kamala Khan’s arrival brings with it a lot of firsts for the franchise, she’s a Pakistani-American girl and a practicing Muslim. Her cultural and religious identity is just as important to her character as her body-changing superpowers, and conveying such in a meaningful way meant bringing in creators who could see the world from her perspective. Assembling a diverse crew for Ms. Marvel is sure to do justice for one of Marvel Comics’ most exciting heroes.