In 2013, Marvel Comics introduced Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teenager from New Jersey who idolizes Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. By 2014, Kamala had superhuman abilities, her own solo series and her own superhero moniker — Ms. Marvel — making her the first Muslim superhero to headline a Marvel comic.
Nine years later, Kamala is making her live action debut in “Ms. Marvel,” the latest Disney+ series from Marvel Studios that just debuted its first trailer below.
The series will premiere on June 8, but while the usual amount of heavy praise is being heaped on the Disney / marvel trailer, more than the usual amount of negative comments have been accompanying it as well.
The #MsMarvel series looks awful.
— JALS – Official 🇺🇦 (@LardizabalSosa) March 15, 2022
I agree with some people regarding the #MsMarvel trailer: it looks CW bad.
— McJediNuggets #AllLivesMatter (@McJediNuggets) March 15, 2022
#MsMarvel will likely be the first MCU Disney+ series I skip. Honestly, it looks like complete ass. Super underwhelming. I hope Marvel/Disney aren’t surprised when its ratings are trash.
— Nexxarian (@Nexxarian) March 15, 2022
Looks trash imo #MsMarvel
— Drank (@Drnksinatra) March 15, 2022
— Nathan (@NathanTaco809) March 15, 2022
Gotta admit, I wasn’t blown away by the #MsMarvel trailer. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great. It was just “meh”.
— Mr Cellophane (@MrCellophane121) March 15, 2022
#MsMarvel looks like some CW shit
— TheDude🎳🇺🇦 (@Lebowsksi_Dude) March 15, 2022
#MsMarvel show look like some dc CW shit☠️
— 浪人 (@imzvt) March 15, 2022
So I see Marvel TV shows are now channeling every terrible thing from a CW show into their projects. I guess they can continue to get worse. #MsMarvel
— Franklin Smith (@HowFrank2021) March 15, 2022
— Graven Lupus (@Graven131982) March 15, 2022
#MsMarvel @MarvelStudios after the teaser that came out… Why am i getting the feeling Ms Marvel is gonna be some shit CW Superhero Romcom like Naomi…… Her powers aren’t even equall to her comic book, wtf is that start power she closes her door with. those arent her powers
— Micha Janssen (@FreshDunceOAir) March 15, 2022
This looks cheap,CW level of cheap and very predictable form marvel like always. Colorful corny jokes and bad special effects. Damn most people are gunna feel too old to watch this: kids playing superhero. #MsMarvel
— The heartbreaker (@redfighter23) March 15, 2022
Wow #MsMarvel looks so bad I’m sorry marvel but how you gonna go from releasing Moonknight and then 1 month later release a literal CW show lmao 💀💀💀
— TravisScottFortniteBurger (@BurgerTravis69) March 15, 2022
While many criticized the production quality of the show, other fans criticized the changes from the comics, or were disappointed that this trailer hit the webs before any trailer or teaser for the upcoming Thor: Love & Thunder.
I really hope #Marvel just lost track of the calendar & that #MsMarvelTrailer I just watched is an #AprilFools come early because if that’s really #MsMarvel it looks bad enough to be something I’d expect to see on the CW – in their bottom time-slot. There’s SO much wrong there. pic.twitter.com/W8qB9nSkNy
— Collin Chaffin (@collinchaffin) March 15, 2022
— amc1995 (@amc1995) March 15, 2022
Disney really gave Ms. Marvel quantum fucking bands you know… the audacity. MCU writers are trash and don’t respect comic writers. #MsMarvel
— B͎ä͎l͎l͎d͎i͎ñ͎h͎ö͎ ™ (@Balldinho) March 15, 2022
— Mirzan (@spider_geek21) March 15, 2022
— Gray (@Gray_bish) March 15, 2022
— Ju Ju! (@Straw_Hat_Goofy) March 15, 2022
@MarvelStudios She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk She Hulk
We don’t give AF About Kamala Khan!
— Darth Zoolu (@DarthZoolu) March 15, 2022
Others commented on what they thought the response was going to be, to both the trailer and the show, with varied accuracy.
This show will probably further divide MCU fans like most of the Disney plus shows . Split between fans saying “it’s the best MCU show ever!” like they do every show And “this show is trash” lol I guarantee it #MsMarvel pic.twitter.com/CSQB9iZJEw
— BLERD-JUU-HEARD👾-On YOUTUBE (@YerrPb) March 15, 2022
The future of #MsMarvel:
Trailer is mid at best
The show will be bad/mediocre at best
Every news outlet is probably gonna praise it for being brave and diverse
People who dislike will be called racist and islamophobe because they don’t like the brown Muslim main character
— Uhtred, Son of Uhtred (@PunishedUhtred) March 15, 2022
#MsMarvel trailer is out and I’m ready to take down any racist, misogynistic Marvel fan who even dares to say anything against the fabulous Kamala Khan.
— Marijo Solorzano (judgemental pony) (@marijosolv) March 15, 2022
Female gaze for a shirtless teenage boy is ok then I guess? No hypocrisy there 🙄 pic.twitter.com/u8L5oBPPEL
— MEAD (Tom Connors) (@ThomasConnorsJr) March 15, 2022
Repeatedly failed comic book get a multi-million dollar CW style makeover. Anyone else “hyped” for the #KamalaKhan #MsMarvel series? It looks so stunning and brave. I’m sure it will be the runaway hit TV show of 2022. Thanks Disney Marvel! pic.twitter.com/eK2SgPg4HM
— Zee Threepio (@yistaphobic) March 15, 2022
I suspect most of our readers will align with Big A ‘the Manc Geek’ and recognize it’s probably just not for you. And that’s okay.
If you’re anything like me, then there have been plenty of Disney TV shows that you wouldn’t have liked. So what’s one more? This trailer was ‘meh’ and I have no interest in watching this show.