Ms Marvel has just dethroned Black Panther to become the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s highest rated project ever.
The 2022 released TV series centres around Muslim Pakistani-American teen Kamala Khan, played by Iman Vellani, and made history after it became the first ever onscreen Muslim superhero representation.
It became such a huge series, with a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, that even managed to outrank the already ground breaking Black Panther, starring the late Chadwick Boseman.
Combining Gen-Z sound and visuals, the show did not reinvent the wheel but managed to get absolutely devoured by critics. However, this does not seem to be the general consensus amongst mainstream viewership.
The series registered around 770,000 viewers tuning in to it’s series premiere in June. Compared to previous series ‘Loki’s debut of 2.5 million, the difference can be easily noted.
Despite bringing in a more diverse audience than any other Marvel series, the dip in mainstream viewership could be attributed to various factors. Among them could be burn-out with the MCU itself, with even the latest theatrical release of Thor: Love and Thunder receiving very mixed reviews, many leaning negative.
Vellani herself expressed massive gratitude however, saying that the series hit its target audience and is excited to see how Kamala fits into the larger universe.