The codes are being rewritten by the new Marvel series "Miss Marvel". The superheroine is a Muslim teenage girl who lives in New Jersey. We met Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi, the directors of "Bad Boys for Life" in 2020. The film will also air unpublished on Sunday, June 12, on M6.
Miss Marvel is Kamala Khan, an American Muslim teenager living in Jersey City. She is a huge fan of video games, and a passionate fan-fiction editor. Her favorite superheroes are Captain Marvel. She struggles to find her way at home, as she did in high school. Then she discovers that she has superpowers similar to her heroes. She thinks to herself that it will all work out, although perhaps a little too early.
"Miss Marvel," from the very beginning, hits the mark. While Marvel films in our reality are the subject of humorous montages and over-analysis on social media, or incessant jokes made by fans, the reality of "Miss Marvel", is that it's the heroes themselves who are similarly dissected. Kamala Khan is the future Miss Marvel.
Kamala Khan's interpreter Iman Vellani is one of the main forces behind "Miss Marvel". The Canadian actress, 19, is very close to her fictional character. She grew up watching Marvel films and is also from Pakistan.
The series' key word is freshness. The first episode immerses us in New Jersey with its playful tone, reinforced by a colorful photograph and a narrative ultimately closer to family sitcoms (there's a little of "Malcolm") The show retains some of the Marvel productions' usual rules. It is not just the heroine or the secondary characters that come to life. The city of Jersey City and its communities are what comes to life in the second episode.
Miss Marvel tumbles with passion and generosity that make her a joy to watch. A great discovery.