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Turner’s Take: Disney continues to impress with Disney+ Marvel programming

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Marvel and Disney had a huge showing at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, yet they were still able to save a few surprises for Disney’s D23 expo this past weekend.

Disney and Marvel announced three new exclusive shows for their Disney+ streaming service. Although little is known about each show, the idea of these new characters being featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe makes me excited for what is to come.

The timeline for when these new shows will be released has yet to be announced, but I can't wait to see these characters on the big screen.

“She-Hulk”

This series will follow the life and adventures of Jennifer Walters, who acquires Hulk-like abilities.

It will be interesting to see which route Disney and Marvel take with this character because she could receive her powers in several ways. In the comics, she has obtained her powers through blood transfusions with her relative Bruce Banner, from her lab accident with gamma radiation and several other ways.

Ultimately, I feel it will be unlikely to not have Mark Ruffalo back to reprise his role as The Incredible Hulk. Considering almost all iterations of She-Hulk are related in some way to Banner, I don’t think Disney and Marvel will be able to avoid having Ruffalo in the series.

She-Hulk is another big step in the right direction for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it continues to diversify its roster of lead heroes.

She-Hulk is a power-female character in the comics, and as long as they portray her as such in the MCU, fans will love this series on Disney+.

“Ms. Marvel”

Not to be confused with Captain Marvel, the character Ms. Marvel will also diversify the MCU’s roster through bringing in Kamala Khan, the universe’s first Muslim-American superhero.

A high schooler from Jersey City, New Jersey, Khan is an Inhuman who was affected by a cloud of Terrigen Mist that gave her the power to manipulate her body, allowing her to shrink or “embiggen” her body and limbs to fight crime. In the years since, Kamala has become one of the best additions to the Marvel Universe (“embiggen” has even received its own entry in Webster’s dictionary).

Although I am admittedly not too familiar with this character, I do know having such a diverse and important character in the MCU for younger audiences to enjoy is a huge positive step. Marvel has received criticism for not having a diverse set of characters, but steps in the right direction are taken with every new announcement Marvel President Kevin Feige and his team have made.

“Moon Knight”

This is the series I am most excited for.

Born in Chicago, Marc Spector is a Jewish-American rabbi's wayward son who, through a series of events, become the human avatar of an Egyptian moon god.

Moon Knight continues to be one of Marvel’s most interesting comic characters, and hardcore fans of the comics (including myself) have been begging to see him portrayed in the MCU for a long time. Spector suffers from a multiple personality syndrome, splitting his personalities into four personas.

Keanu Reeves is rumored to be in talks to play the title character, but nothing has been announced yet.

What are your thoughts? Let me know which series you are excited about the most.