Iman Vellani, who plays Ms. Marvel, wished her character to be an Iron Man fanatic like herself. Reportedly, Kevin Feige even took out multiple Iron Man allusions from Ms. Marvel. Here are all of the details:
Iron Man superfan – Iman Vellani:
Vellani, who plays Ms. Marvel, is a huge Marvel fan who also happens to be a great Iron Man enthusiast. Iman will play Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, the Pakistani hero from Jersey City, in the Disney+ series. Being the new kid in town in the MCU might be frightening, but Vellani doesn’t seem to mind. Her devotion to Iron Man was nearly overwhelming, as the actor insisted on including multiple Iron Man easter eggs throughout Ms. Marvel. “I’m a huge, huge Iron Man fan. I know Kamala is more Captain Marvel, but I was very much asking for more Iron Man references in there. Like, ‘I think she needs an Iron Man action figure, more Iron Man.’ There was a point where we got to too much Iron Man, that was the note from Kevin!” Iman Vellani told SFX Magazine.
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Kevin Feige’s reaction to star-struck Vellani:
To Feige and the other members of the creative team, Vellani’s love for Marvel is no secret. The Marvel Studios President recently spoke with Empire magazine about her amazing devotion to expanding the MCU. “Much like Tom Holland and Peter Parker, Iman is a much bigger Marvel fan than we realized,” Feige noted. “[On set] she carries this Unabomber notebook with her everywhere, with scribbles and ideas”. Apparently, Feige even removed several Iron Man references from Ms. Marvel because he thought it was too much.
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There has been much fan debate regarding how Kamala Khan will be included in the MCU. Kevin Feige spoke with Empire and verified certain details regarding Kamala’s abilities in the Disney+ series. Storylines in Marvel’s comics and films move to varying degrees of consistency. The moment Kamala joined both story worlds, there was a significant distinction between them. This resulted in a slightly different adaption of Kamala’s abilities and looks. Feige tells Empire: “We adapt the comics; it’s not an exact translation. (Kamala) came about in a very specific time within the comic-book continuity. She is now coming into a very specific time within the MCU continuity. And those two things didn’t match. She’s interested in knowing, Great, does that mean I’m an Asgardian? Did I get hit with gamma rays? No, it’s seemingly none of those things. It goes to her own past and her heritage and lineage”.