Marvel has found its writers for a pair of upcoming Disney+ shows in “She-Hulk” and “Moon Knight.”
“Rick and Morty” alum Jessica Gao will be the head writer for “She-Hulk,” while “Moon Knight” will be led by Jeremy Slater, who co-created Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy.” Both series were first announced by Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige during D23 in August, along with “Ms. Marvel.”
Moon Knight, aka Marc Spector, is a former CIA agent who was almost killed by a terrorist named Bushman, before his life was saved by the Moon God Khonshu. Four different personalities all fight for control over his body. She-Hulk is based on Jennifer Walters, who develops her own unique Hulk powers after getting a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo in the MCU) .
In total, Marvel Studios is developing eight different series for Disney+, the first of which will be “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” which just began production this week. “Falcon and The Winter Soldier” will debut in Fall 2020. “WandaVision” and “Loki” will stream Spring 2021, with “What If…” in Summer 2021 and “Hawkeye,” which will see Kate Bishop introduced, will premiere in Fall 2021.
Ms. Marvel is the name used by two different superheroes — first by Carol Danvers, now known as Captain Marvel, and then Kamala Khan, a teenager with the power to enlarge or shrink any part of herself she wants, who adopts the name in tribute to Danvers. The “Ms. Marvel” series will feature Kamela Khan, who is notable as the first Muslim character in Marvel’s 80-year history to headline her own comic. Feige said the character would also appear in future films.
Disney+ will launch on Tuesday.