The Ms. Marvel show will join the likes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision, contributing significantly to the overall narrative of phase 4 of the MCU. If you’d like to know more about Ms. Marvel – including the plot, casting and release date – then keep on reading.

When does Ms. Marvel start?

Whilst Disney hasn’t confirmed an exact date for the release of Ms. Marvel, it's set to arrive in late 2021, and will likely follow Hawkeye in the Disney Plus line-up as things stand, coming just ahead of Moon Knight and She-Hulk.

Watch the trailer

OK, so it's not technically a proper trailer, but this official sizzle reel actually features loads of proper footage from the series cut into behind-the-scenes action and interviews, even if it doesn't quite give us a full look at Kamala in costume.

Who are the cast and crew of Ms. Marvel?

The star of the show is Iman Vellani, a Canadian actress who will be making her onscreen debut as Ms. Marvel herself.

She'll be joined by Matt Lintz as Bruno Carrelli, Kamala's friend who is in on the secret of her superpowers.

They're the only talent to have been officially cast – but since we know that the show is mid-production it's only a matter of time before Disney begins to announce who's playing Kamala's family and some of the other key roles.

Behind the camera, Bisha K. Ali will act as head writer. Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Meera Meno will all serves as directors across season one.

What is the plot of Ms. Marvel?

We assume that Ms. Marvel's first season will be an origin story. Kamala Khan is a nerdy Pakistani-American teenager, and the first Muslim superhero in the Marvel universe. Based in Jersey City, she gains her powers as a polymorph by coming into contact with Terrigen Mist.

Kamala can change her appearance to whatever she wills but needs time to recharge after using her powers. Her enemies vary from massive big bads to more street-level crime, but we suspect that the series may lead towards the latter.

That's because we think the series will want to give Kamala room to step up when she makes her confirmed appearance in Captain Marvel 2, alongside Brie Larson.

This isn’t the only Disney+ series to plant the seeds to direct tie-ins with movies – we expect WandaVision to do exactly the same with the sequel to Doctor Strange.

How can I watch Ms. Marvel?

Like other shows in the MCU, Ms. Marvel will be a Disney Plus exclusive. If you haven’t yet got an account on Disney+, it costs £7.99/$6.99 per month for a rolling subscription and £79.90/$69.99 for an annual pass. US pricing will increase to $7.99 a month or $79.99 annually, starting 26 March. You can sign up for Disney Plus here.