After 15 years with the MCU, Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige is skilled at compartmentalizing information. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah shot the now-famous sequence in which Kamala Khan is revealed to be a mutant with no context.
“We had a lot of unanswered questions when we read the scene,” El Arbi explains. All we know is “film it and add music.” In other words, series director Bilall Fallah says they’ll learn Kamala Khan’s genetic ramifications.
“We only know the finale scene.” It’s an honor to have that famous song, but that’s it. “We’ll have to work it out,” Fallah says. It was a classic ploy for the MCU, perhaps not as heavy-handed as Loki’s climax, but no less striking. Worked too.
The day the Ms. Marvel finale was broadcast on Disney Plus, social media exploded with reactions to the cleverly timed musical cue and Brie Larson’s cameo in Kamala’s bedroom.
Nia DaCosta directed the sequence with Brie and Iman Vellani. “She didn’t realize we needed that moment, and we didn’t know it was going to be made,” adds Fallah. “[Feige] lied to Nia and us. “Shoot this,” he said. I assume Kamala is there now.”
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Ms. Marvel Season 1 was a stylish and energizing take on the typical Marvel origin story, underpinned by family drama and the sweep of history. Our review praised it for its “bold palette and striking visuals,” which “never loses its sense of wonder.”
Many Indian and Pakistani viewers appreciated the charming coming-of-age story, praising small moments like Kamala’s best friend Nakia losing her shoes at the local mosque, prompting a passerby to remark, “The mosque shoe thief has struck again.”
“It’s not just Ms. Marvel is a more personal story with smaller stakes; it’s not just that I share a name and a culture with the protagonist Kamala Khan.
It’s that someone looked at what it would mean to be a Muslim superhero in the modern age and tried to represent that culture well in a major TV show,” Fanbyte’s Imran Khan wrote.
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Ms. Marvel, on the other hand, can tie it all together with an exciting, emotional finale in which Kamala discovers her name and costume thanks to her family. Fallah singled out the scene in which Kamala’s father, Yusuf, points out that her name means “wonder” or “marvel” in Urdu as “one of the most powerful scenes in the entire show.”
“While it’s a straightforward scene – you have all of the big action sequences that are fun to do – you have this very intimate father-daughter moment that reminds me so much about my relationship with my parents,” Fallah explains.
Looking ahead, Kamala will appear in The Marvels, which was nicely set up by Captain Marvel’s unexpected appearance at the end of Ms. Marvel (and Kamala’s disappearance). Fallah admits that he would love to direct his own Ms. Marvel film.
“That would be awesome seeing her family and friends because we believe her true superpower is all of her friends, family, and community.” It would be a great honor if we could explore more of that world.”
There’s also plenty of material to be mined from the comics, as Ms. Marvel is still an MCU show. Fallah claims that “there’s much more we can do with Kamala Khan,” including investigating her abilities.
“She has that big dog,” El Ardi says, referring to Lockjaw, the enormous bulldog able to travel between dimensions. “If there’s another season or a movie, the big dog has to be a major character.”
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Looking back on the first season, El Ardi and Fallah can be pleased that they were able to establish Ms. Marvel as a rising heroine in the MCU while potentially turning Iman Vellani into a star. Furthermore, they told a sprawling story rarely seen on American television, let alone in a superhero show.
“It’s just such a beautiful experience that we’re able to tell this story, that Marvel is creating this story, and seeing how many people get inspired, especially Muslim women,” El Arbi says. That’s my hope, and I’m just glad we could do it in the Marvel universe.” “I hope it opens many doors and that more and more of these stories will be told onscreen.”
Ms. Marvel’s Showrunners First Season: The Disney+ Connection
Marvel Studios has hired a tonne of new staff for the Disney+ series. Michael Waldron, who wrote Kevin Feige’s Star Wars movie and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, recently signed a long-term deal with Disney.
WandaVision was Monica Rambeau’s origin narrative in Captain Marvel 2. Ali is another Disney/Marvel project. Ali’s presence in these two series is uncertain, but the MCU often intersects in surprising ways.
In Multiverse of Madness, it set up the Scarlet Witch. Showrunners and directors of MCU productions have worked in the past.
WandaVision showrunner Jac Schaeffer worked with Spider-Man: No Way Home and Multiverse of Madness directors. Disney+ series will add to the complexity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ms. Marvel, starring Iman Vellani, will debut in late 2021, and Loki will debut on Disney+ on June 11.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Was the Very First Ms. Marvel?
Carol Danvers, the first person to go by the name Ms. Marvel, first appeared as a non-superpowered officer in the United States Air Force in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March 1968) by writers Roy Thomas and Gene Colan.
What is Ms. Marvel’s Boyfriend’s Name?
However, in Magnificent Ms. Marvel No. 9, Kamala and Bruno finally get their due — and share a passionate kiss — after he was there for her during a family emergency. But the big question is whether this adorable romance will be realized in Ms.