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Ms. Marvel Director Wants to Have ‘X-Men Flavor’ in Future Seasons After Controversial Finale Mutant Twist

Ms. Marvel Director Wants to Have X Men Flavor in Future Seasons After Controversial Finale Mutant Twist

Despite mixed reception and iffy feelings, the Ms. Marvel finale which dropped on July 13th had fans in a chokehold; as the ending teases the innumerable possibilities that could involve the X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and people are excited. The showrunners, Adil El Arbi, Bisha K. Ali, and Bilall Fallah confirm such possibilities in hopes to give the fans a taste of the “X-Men” flavor in future seasons.

Warning, spoilers ahead! Proceed at your discretion.

Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel’s finale teases X-Men connections

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Unexpected X-Men Connection Introduced In Ms. Marvel Finale

The Mutants have been anticipated by fans of Marvel for a very long time. With Ms. Marvel’s finale twist, the fans, albeit confused as it contradicts her comic origins, were quite elated to see the X-Men twist unveiled. The show’s disclosure of the characters’ mutant identity was determined halfway through production, according to executive producer Bisha K. Ali.

The X-Men connection in Ms. Marvel
The X-Men connection in Ms. Marvel shocked fans

In the season finale, we see Kamala’s powers being revealed as the consequence of a mutation, while the theme from the animated X-Men series from 1997 played in the background, potentially marking an official entry into the MCU.

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Kevin Feige’s Idea Of Putting The X-Men ’97 Theme

X-Men '97
X-Men ’97 — the animated series

Director El Arbi claimed in an interview with The Wrap that Kevin Feige gave the showrunners the order to complete the shot and add the X-Men ’97 theme music for added intensity. That is precisely what turned out to be the icing on the cake. Following is an excerpt of what the showrunner said about the twist: 

“Nobody knew about it until we read the last version of the script and all of a sudden it was like, damn. And then we would ask producers about it and we would not get any answers. Then Kevin Feige said: Just shoot this, put the little music on, and that’s it.”

When asked about a clarification on whether the theme music inclusion was indeed Feige’s idea, the director confirmed a definitive yes. He added on, saying how the theme and the animated series served as an introduction to Marvel for the showrunners when they were kids, much like how it was for most people.

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What Can We Expect From The Future Of The Teased “X-Men Flavor.”

The cover of a Ms. Marvel Issue
The cover of a Ms. Marvel Issue

In another interview, screenwriter Bisha K. Ali commented on what this twist means for the future of Ms. Marvel and the transitory inclusion of the X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The self-proclaimed “nerd from that generation” also emphasized the impact the theme song of the ’97 animated series ought to have on the audience. Further elaborating  herself, she confirms the future of X-Men involvement:

“I don’t know what it means beyond our show. All I know is our little show. I’m excited to find out as much as the fans.”

What the Marvel Studio has in mind for the participation of the mutants in the future of the franchise is soon to be seen. A clue at how this inclusion is destined to unfold can be seen in the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney. The fans can only wait, as they have for a while now.

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All six episodes of Ms. Marvel Season 1 are available for streaming on Disney+.

Source: The Direct

Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop-culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Currently pursuing an undergraduate Mass Communication degree, Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making, with a year of screenwriting experience to account for. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.