The Future of “Ms. Marvel,” According to Its Directors: “We’re Waiting for ‘The Marvels’”

Before El Arbi and Fallah are able to work on a potential second season, both they and the viewers will have to see where “The Marvels” leaves Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan.

Filmmaking duo Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi with the poster for Season 1 of Ms. Marvel.
Bilall Fallah (left) and Adil El Arbi (right) are a filmmaking duo from Belgium. The two worked together to direct the first and last episodes of the "Ms. Marvel" miniseries in 2022.

Muslim Belgian filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, known for their work on "Ms. Marvel" (2022) and “Bad Boys for Life” (2020), are uncertain about the future of "Ms. Marvel" Season 2. In a recent interview with “The Discourse” (2019 – ), El Arbi and Fallah revealed that they're waiting to see how the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) project "The Marvels" (2023) pans out before deciding their next move.

El Arbi and Fallah worked together to direct two episodes of “Ms. Marvel.” Before the co-filmmakers are able to work on something for a potential second season, however, both they and the viewers will have to see where “The Marvels” leaves Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan. “That will decide what the next step will be,” El Arbi said in the interview. “So we’re very much looking forward to that. I can’t wait to see it … It’s great to see the trailers and to see the whole family back there and Iman Vellani doing great work.”

"The Marvels," which stars Vellani as Ms. Marvel, will braid together several plots and characters from across the MCU. In addition to sourcing from "Ms. Marvel" and Kamala Khan, the film will also feature Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and the newfound powers she gained in "WandaVision" (2021), as well as the original Captain Marvel herself, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) of "Captain Marvel" (2019) fame. Fann has previously covered the project here.

Despite the uncertainty over the future of “Ms. Marvel,” both El Arbi and Fallah expressed their love for the MCU and the actors they worked with on the show, as well as their interest in potential upcoming Marvel projects. In addition to a Moroccan superhero that they didn’t have time to include in Ms. Marvel (Fann’s best guess is Jetstream), the two are interested in exploring future installments of both "Blade" and "Deadpool." They're open to returning if called upon by Marvel Studios, showcasing their enthusiasm for superhero filmmaking. In the meantime, their latest film, "Rebel" (2022), is currently enjoying a limited run in theaters.

“The Marvels” will release Nov. 10 of this year. You can watch the trailer below.

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