Disney+ Confirms Ms. Marvel's Place in the MCU's Official Timeline
Disney+ has confirmed where its newest sereis, Ms. Marvel, falls in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.
Disney+ has added a new section among its Marvel Studios properties called, "Marvel Cinematic Universe in Timeline Order." Ms. Marvel appears on this listing after Hawkeye and Moon Knight, meaning the new Disney+ series takes place after both of those shows in the MCU.
This confirmation comes after an interview with Ms. Marvel co-creator and series producer Sana Amanat, who provided an approximation of when the Disney+ series might take place in the MCU. "So, I think right now, we haven't put an official number on how many years have gone by since [Avengers: Endgame]," Amanat said. "I cannot tell you off the top of my head because I would butcher it. I feel like it's one to two years [after Endgame], something like that, but I don't actually remember [specifically]. But we do have that in our timeline."
While Avengers: Endgame was released in 2019, the film itself took place in 2023 in the MCU. Based on Amanat's estimate, this means Ms. Marvel would take place in either 2024 or 2025. The setting for Moon Knight, however, is slightly less clear, as head writer Jeremy Slater has said he has "no idea" when the series takes place in relation to Endgame. "We didn’t know when our show would debut in relation to their other shows and films, so the timeline was intentionally left vague," he said.
While the exact timing of Moon Knight is unclear, Disney+'s lineup did confirm the Oscar Isaac-led series takes place sometime after Hawkeye and before Ms. Marvel. However, director Rhys Thomas confirmed that Hawkeye is set in the year 2024, around the same time as Ms. Marvel. "For a period of time, we were going to set it two years out - which would make it 2025 - hence me messing with your minds about the timeline," Thomas said. "But it's [one] year out [from Endgame]."
Co-created by editors Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson and artists Adrian Alphona and Jamie McKelvie, Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan made her Marvel Comics debut in 2012. Starring Iman Vellani, the Disney+ series will, like the comics, follow the Pakistani-American teen as the titular hero, who was Marvel's first Muslim character to star in her own series and will be the MCU's first onscreen Muslim hero.
According to Amanat, Ms. Marvel will be every bit as quirky and colorful as the original comics, intermixing animation and live-action as a way to give life to the fantasies of its protagonist, Kamala. "It was important to us that you come right into Kamala's world and see it through her eyes," said co-director Adil El Arbi. "It really shows that her head is in the clouds and she's always fantasizing."
New episodes of Ms. Marvel air on Disney+ every Wednesday.