‘Ms. Marvel’ Producer on the Aggressive Expansion of the MCU (EXCLUSIVE)

As recently as 2018, MCU fans could look forward to two trips to the theater every year to catch the latest installments of their favorite franchise. Now, with Marvel Studios developing streaming series in addition to upping the number of films per year, fans can look forward to near year-round content.

Ms. Marvel is the latest project to bring an incredibly popular character from the pages of Marvel Comics to the screen. The character debuted in 2014 and has become one of Marvel’s most popular, leading several volumes of her own series, joining the Avengers and serving as one of the main characters in The Avengers video game. Even though she’s a relatively new character compared to the long history of the comics, she’s certainly been at the forefront for the better part of her time, so getting her introduced into the MCU has been a priority for Marvel Studios for some time.

While Ms. Marvel streams, the studio is developing no fewer than two dozen other properties that will introduce dozens of new characters to the MCU, causing some to wonder if they are doing too much, too fast. In an interview with Ms. Marvel co-creator Sana Amanat, Charles Villanueva asked if the MCU is expanding TOO fast and if the studio might run out of marquee characters, like Ms. Marvel, to adapt.

I don’t know. I don’t think I’m too worried about that cause I feel like there’s so many different kinds of stories. I mean Marvel, let’s see, has been around for over 80 years and there’s so many different kinds of characters-I think we’re at like 7,500 characters-so I feel pretty confident that we’ll be ok. Not to say we’re going to be doing all of those characters, but there’s a lot of different kinds of stories that you can tell and, also, ways to kind of retell them. So I’m not too worried about it. I think it’s really just gonna be about playing with different-what we’re doing right now-which is playing with genre and playing with, sort of different kinds of characters and bringing new perspectives on them.

Sana Amanat

With Marvel putting so many productions into motion at once, it’s good to hear from Amanat that they’re continuing to work on finding the best way to represent the heart of each one in the MCU.

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