Marvel Studios’ Ms. Marvel works so well due to a number of reasons. The critically acclaimed superhero show has a strong lead in up-and-coming actor (and comic book superfan) Iman Vellani, and the writing is impeccable. You also have to give props to the talented directors, though, including formidable duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. The two (who are also EPs on the series) have already made quite a splash in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and they’re ready for more. They even pitched some other gigs for the massive franchise, and they sound great!
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who rose to mainstream prominence as a result of their work on Bad Boys for Life, directed the pilot and season finale of Ms. Marvel. When watching the premiere episode, it’s apparent that the two are comic book fans, especially when it comes to their handling of the thrilling AvengerCon sequence. When I spoke to the pair during the Disney+ show’s press junket, I asked if they already had their eyes set on any other MCU properties now that their work with Kamala Khan is done (for the moment). It didn’t take two long to name their favorites, and El Arbi mentioned some pretty famous mutants when doing so: