Ms. Marvel Producer Confirms the Show’s Place in the MCU Timeline

Ms. Marvel, the seventh and latest in line of Disney+ originals set in the shared continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will take place somewhere a year or two after the events of Avengers: Endgame. The show’s producer confirmed that Ms. Marvel will take place in the new Phase Four, wherein the people have moved ahead of the Blip and its disruptions, adjusting to the new way of life.

During an interview with The Direct, head writer Bisha K. Ali revealed how the creators have approached Ms. Marvel to decide its place in the MCU’s official timeline. She said,

So, I think right now, we haven’t put an official number on how many years have gone by since Endgame. 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 Avengers: Endgame], something like that, but I don’t actually remember [specifically]. But we do have that in our timeline.

Ms. Marvel comprises several Avengers references and that of other MCU events. Given the character is a fan-fiction writer and an avid superhero fan, it’s inevitable to not have events from the past MCU films factor in the show. Fans have always admired Marvel’s little callbacks to previous franchise entries. Their abundance in Ms. Marvel will make it a favorite among them.

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Marvel Studios Heading Forward from the Blip

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Marvel Studios has been planning to introduce Ms. Marvel to the more prominent fold in the MCU for a long time. With Avengers: Endgame, the franchise entered a new phase, giving the studio options to continue it with new characters. However, Disney+’s integration into the franchise’s production and the idea of creating miniseries for the platform set within the MCU further expanded those options. With the television productions, the studio was allowed to explore a more significant number of stories from the comics in the live-action format.

These stories are all set after Endgame and factor in the events of the Blip. Moon Knight has been the only Disney+ original from Marvel to not have any direct references associated with the MCU; however, a GRC banner in one of the sequence’s backgrounds confirmed that it also took place post-The Infinity Saga.

Per producer Bisha K. Ali’s words, a fair amount of time has passed since Endgame. It’s not enough for the world to move entirely from the loss and disruptions caused by Thanos, but enough for it to initiate a start. Ms. Marvel, being told from a teenager’s perspective, will be perfect for moving forward in the franchise with new narratives. Ms. Marvel will also tie in with the forthcoming film The Marvels, thus, proving itself as a critical installment in setting up the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Ms. Marvel’s official synopsis reads:

“Marvel Studios’ “Ms. Marvel” is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega fan with an oversized imagination—particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home—that is until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with superpowers, right?”

Ms. Marvel will stream as a weekly series on Disney+, premiering on June 8, 2022.