Ms. Marvel airs in a few hours. This is the second origin series of MCU on Disney+. Although targeted at pleasing a younger audience, its premiere reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
If you’re wondering what’s this show about, you’ve come to the right place. As usual, I’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about this show:
Ms. Marvel Trailer
Who is Ms. Marvel?
In the comics, Ms. Marvel is an Inhuman who gets her powers from Terrigen Mist. She can draw power from her future self and using it in the present.
In the MCU however, Ms. Marvel’s story is completely changed. Kevin Feige in an interview with Empire mentioned that MCU adapts stories and characters from the comics but they’re not direct page-to-page screen translations.
So, this show is about Kamala Khan who’s a Pakistani staying in Jersey City. She’s just a few years older than Peter Parker. As we can see in the trailer, she finds these ancient bands or bangles in her attic. She wears them and finds that she can generate powers through them. These bangles only work with her. So, yes, she’s MCU’s first Muslim superhero.
Ms. Marvel’s powers in the MCU are a mixture of a few things. She’s can extend her limbs like Mr. Fantastic, shrink her size like Ant-Man and she also has healing abilities like the Wolverine. But all this is due to a kind of cosmic power from the bangle. This is similar to Carol Danvers and powers of Monica Rambeau in WandaVision. Hence, the name.
There was a rumor that the opening scene of Ms. Marvel is actually a post credit scene for Spiderman: Now Way Home. So, it’s possible that the show begins with the scene where the sky starts cracking and all villains who know about Peter Parker are coming in. This is entire possible as Jersey City is just opposite to the Statue of Liberty.
As already seen from the trailer, the plot will be more about developing Kamala Khan as the hero. Kamala is in her high school and she’s a big fan of Avengers but Captain Marvel is her absolute favorite. She keeps on fantasizing about Avengers. This show will be about Kamala finding her place and accepting her powers.
But throughout the show we’ll see Kamala struggling with various teenage issues like overprotective parents and love. This is the same type of approach with various Netflix teenage drama shows. MCU has officially stepped into this genre with this show.
Furthermore, this show will honor the previous Avengers in various ways. There will be easter eggs throughout addressing previous characters and events like The Snap and The Blip. Word building at its best.
Who’ll be the villains?
There will be two sets of villains for this show. One is the organization called N.I.C.E which captures super powered individuals considered to be dangerous. One theory suggests that N.I.C.E is owned by Val or Madam Hydra whom we saw in Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Black Widow.
The other villains are a group called Clandestine. All the group members have different super powers. It’s possible that Kamran played by Rish Shah is also one of the villains.
Future of Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel is surely a potential candidate for Young Avengers. Marvel Studios is weaving storylines to make it happen. America Chavez, Tommy, Billy and Kate Bishop are the other members.
Other than that we’ll probably see her in The Marvels alongside Carol Danvers a.k.a Captain Marvel played by Brie Larson and Monica Rambeau played by Teyonah Paris. We may see an easter egg in the poster credit scene for this movie and with the inclusion of a Skrull.
Honestly, this is just Disney Plus not Marvel. Marvel Studios is currently experimenting and widening its audience. That’s why we got to see LGBTQ+ in Eternals and Doctor Strange 2.
This show is a mixture of teenage comedy and drama. But because it’s also under the banner of Marvel Studios, we’ll get some action and many scenes will be full of effects. It’ll definitely be on the lighter side with everyone pulling their punches. I don’t expect this show to deliver as this is more like Apple releasing a new product regardless of the need.
So, if you’re not a core Marvel fan, you might as well skip this show.