The MCU has introduced “some darker storylines as of late. Wanda faced the regrets of losing the one she loves in WandaVision. Sam Wilson trying to cope with taking on a new mantle with the weight of how the world would see him. Moon Knight gave us a man who lost himself and is on a journey to find peace with not only himself, but the alters that share the same body. Then you have Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with Strange possessing a corpse of himself from another dimension.
So, it’s been quite a wild ride, and the upcoming Ms. Marvel series is taking a different approach. We’re taking a step back to follow young Kamala Khan trying to balance her life at high school, her family, and the challenges of being a hero. Ms. Marvel herself, Iman Vellani, describes the series as a “palate cleanser” in an interview with Variety
It’s a great palate cleanser coming out of “Moon Knight” and “Multiverse of Madness.” “Ms. Marvel” brings a really fresh, warm perspective and a very light-hearted touch to the MCU, bringing back everything we loved about “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”Iman Vellani
She goes on to highlight what the Disney+ series has to offer that makes it stand out from others. While all the big heroes seem to have figured out their place in the world, but that isn’t the case for young heroes like Peter Parker and Kamala Khan.
It has a very universal charm with the way we balance fan culture, religion, action and coming of age. We also definitely cater to a younger audience who can hopefully connect to the awkwardness and confusion of growing up and are comforted by the fact that you don’t have to have things figured out. Even a superhero doesn’t have things figured out.Iman Vellani
Vellani continues to highlight how much she understands the character’s core and even brings her own experiences to help this character become an iconic part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Who knows if we’ll get more light-hearted stories alongside some darker ones. Thor: Love and Thunder also seem to be taking a more cheerful direction which will likely stand out from the rest.