The Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming up with the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel which will premiere on June 8. Ms. Marvel is a new character in MCU played by Iman Vellani, a young hero of New Jersey, whose powers are different from the ones she’s known for.
Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan is a fangirl of other marvel superheroes. Though she loves each hero, Captain Marvel ranks above all of them.
Captain Marvel is frequently described as one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe but what is it about Carol Danvers that made Kamala Khan her fangirl.
Captain Marvel’s Epic Fight with Thanos in the MCU
Ms. Marvel co-creator and producer Sana Amanat explained how Brie Laron’s Captain Marvel influenced Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Amanat mentioned that “Captain Marvel is one of the few well-known, big-time female Avengers” who had a “significant save in the battle against Thanos,” which according to them would have left a pretty much impact on someone like Kamala Khan.
“I think that is very, very similar to the comics. Obviously, in the Marvel comics, the story was different. [Carol] was Ms. Marvel in the Marvel comics, and she’s been around for much longer. But in this case, what’s unique is Captain Marvel is one of the few well-known, big-time female Avengers if you will.” She added, “I think if someone who was young and looking out at the world and sees this powerful, a badass woman almost takes down Thanos, what does that do to you? How do you internalize that? I think that is a really important story to tell, not only about who your heroes are, but who are your heroes when you’re a young person of colour? What does that do to your sense of self?”
Iman Vellani is perfect for the role of Ms Marvel
Amanat shared her views on Ms. Marvel‘s actor Iman Vellani and why is a great candidate for Kamala Khan. She described her as “funny and sweet and vulnerable and nerdy and a huge fan of Marvel in real life. She’s incredibly smart, like whip-smart, and she has such a bright future ahead. I feel like Iman is going to do so much after this show. Sure, she can get an Oscar, but she’s probably going to go be a director or a producer. She’s going to do so much because she’s so smart.”
Ms. Marvel will be part of Phase 4 of the MCU. This series will serve as a set-up for the film The Marvels (2023), in which Vellani will reprise her role as Khan along with additional cast members from the series.