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‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ Head Writer Jessica Gao Is Finding the Funny in Marvel

During her childhood, Jessica Gao was so starved for representation on TV, any show that featured an Asian character in any capacity immediately became her favorite. If she saw one in a commercial, she wanted the product. “I was dying to see any small part of myself,” says Gao, a onetime art student whose affections […]

How ‘Ms. Marvel’ Embodies the Essence of Teendom, as MCU Tees Up Young Avengers

“Superheroes don’t need chaperones,” Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) huffs in the finale episode of Ms. Marvel. Her older brother Aamir (Saagar Shaikh) has arrived on the scene at the final standoff against the Department of Damage Control to watch out for Kamala and her friends, at the request of their mother. It’s a line that […]

‘Ms. Marvel’ Star Rish Shah Defends Kamran’s True Intentions and Talks Mind-Blowing Spider-Man Lunch Break

[This story contains spoilers for Ms. Marvel.] Now that Ms. Marvel’s critically acclaimed first season has concluded, Rish Shah wants to make it clear that Kamala Khan’s ClanDestine crush, Kamran, had the purest of intentions all along.  When it’s revealed at the end of episode two and the beginning of episode three of the Disney+ […]

‘Ms. Marvel’ Boss Unpacks the Finale, ‘X-Men’ Ties and Exploring Partition

Welcome to the 177th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, […]

‘Ms. Marvel’ Finale Holds Latest (And Most Significant) Breadcrumb Leading to the MCU’s X-Men Introduction

[This story contains spoilers for the Ms. Marvel season finale.]  Marvel continues to tease the long-awaited crossover that fans have been dying to see — the emergence of the X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For years, the X-Men were kept out of the MCU narrative due to rights issues (Bryan Singer’s X-Men films of […]

How ‘Ms. Marvel’ Finale Easter Egg May Signal Kamala Khan Becoming the MCU’s Forefront

[This story contains spoilers for the Ms. Marvel season finale.]  “There is no normal,” Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) says in the finale of Ms. Marvel. That turns out to be an understatement, as the true extent of her powers is revealed to her in the final minutes of the series. The six-episode Disney+ drama, led […]

‘Ms. Marvel’: What That Post-Credits Visitor Means

[This story contains spoilers for the season finale of Ms. Marvel.]  Most Ms. Marvel fans are not going to be surprised by the cameo, but the season finale appearance came at just the right time. It seemed pretty clear from the opening moments of the Disney+ series, starring Iman Vellani as a teenager who idolizes […]

‘Ms. Marvel’ Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Breaks Down Big Twist in Penultimate Episode

[The following story contains spoilers for Ms. Marvel’s fifth episode, “Time and Again.”] At first glance, a documentarian who’s won two Oscars and seven Emmys doesn’t seem like the most obvious fit for Marvel Studios’ latest Disney+ series, Ms. Marvel — but Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy quickly proved herself to be the most ideal choice. Obaid-Chinoy directed […]

‘The Boys’ Holds Steady in Streaming Rankings

The Boys rose to second place in Nielsen’s streaming series rankings by barely moving at all in terms of its viewing time. Stranger Things dominated the rankings for the week of June 6-12 despite a sizable drop from its record-breaking tally, while Ms. Marvel had a relatively quiet debut on Disney+ (at least compared to […]

‘Ms. Marvel’ Takes Viewers Away From the Bombarding MCU Action — And That’s a Great Thing

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the stakes have only been getting greater and greater since Iron Man’s debut in 2008. In Avengers: Endgame, fans saw the culmination of Kevin Feige’s multiphase master plan, in which every hero across the galaxy came together to defeat their most powerful foe yet: Thanos. But in Ms. Marvel, Kamala […]

‘Ms. Marvel’ Director Meera Menon Discusses How She Relates to Kamala Khan and Breaks Down Episode Two’s Training Montage

Ms. Marvel couldn’t be more different than Meera Menon’s last Marvel experience on The Punisher, but the story of Kamala Khan certainly strikes a deeper chord in the filmmaker. Similar to Kamala, Menon was raised by South Asian immigrants in New Jersey, so she relished the opportunity to help tell a story that she longed […]

How Bisha K. Ali Made Her Own Luck with ‘Ms. Marvel’

Bisha K. Ali was in the Loki writers’ room when she first caught wind of a Ms. Marvel series, and she wasted no time shooting her shot. As a Marvel devotee herself, the British-Pakistani writer knew that she could bring authenticity to the story of a Pakistani-American teenager named Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) who unlocks […]