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Captain Marvel finally received a Marvel Studio’s confirmation of Nicole Perlman and Meg LaFauve as the film’s writers, but newcomer and a fan-favorite, Kamala Khan, may beat her predecessor to the MCU punch. Rumor has it that ABC’s John Ridley's-Untitled-Series will be focused on none other than the Muslim-American inhuman superhero. This will be the fourth televised Marvel series including, AOS, Agent Carter, and the ' [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.](series:722469) ' spin-off. I'd advise you take it with a packet of iodized sea-salt, but the possibility isn't too outrageous considering that the inhumans are a primary storyline in this current season of AOS.. A since-removed Reddit post, that allegedly had insight into on ABC’s upcoming Marvel slate, stated that the network wanted to keep John Ridley a post- cancellation of Ridley’s American Crime which was cancelled due to low ratings. OUCH! Bad way to go!

Here's the scoop (Via ComicBookMovie):

American Crime is getting cancelled. ABC has liked the reviews but the ratings aren’t impressing them. But they have John Ridley on contract, so they want to continue to work with him. As a result, they partnered with Marvel to give him a new project.
It should be noted that the new project is NOT the SHIELD spinoff. Two separate projects, that one is being handled by two SHIELD writers.
Originally, ABC pitched to him Cloak and Dagger, since they’ve tried to develop it in the past, but Ridley took more interest in a certain Kamala Khan and decided to incorporate her into the MCU.
Now the obvious first question is ‘how does Kamala work without Carol Danvers?’ Well apparently the current plan is to slow-burn her origin into actually being Ms. Marvel over time a la Daredevil (or at least in terms of her taking that name, I don’t know whether or not she’ll have her costume from the start or wait it out). The series will focus more on her fascination with superheroes in general, while balancing issues of religion, racism and Islamaphobia along with her crime fighting.
The show will air in the Winter, and act as a bridge between seasons of the new SHIELD spinoff, much like Agent Carter acts as a break for Agents of SHIELD, so it is likely a miniseries.
Marvel will announce the new show alongside the new SHIELD spinoff, along with renewals for Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In case your not familiar, Kamala Khan, in the comics, is a teenage Inhuman whose abilities allow her to stretch and alter her shape a la Mr.Fantastic and Elasta-girl. She adopts the Ms.Marvel moniker after Carol Danvers. I surely hope this goes through. It'd be awesome to see another Smallville-esque on TV, especially from Marvel. The show could even go toe-to-toe with CBS' upcoming 'Supergirl' series. Although, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has mapped out a majority of the inhumans groundwork for the MCU, We have no idea what this means in terms of the '[Captain Marvel](movie:949779)' film.


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