Ms. Marvel is a brand-new show featuring brand-new characters in the MCU coming to Disney+ on June 8th. It features the amazing core cast of Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, and Matt Lintz as Bruno Carrelli. Ms. Marvel is a six-episode series featuring the first Pakistani-American Super Hero. I had the privilege of seeing the 2 first episodes a few weeks early and I thought I’d give everyone a non-spoiler review.
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As per usual, Marvel does a fantastic job of making teenage characters relatable, funny, and realistic. The character’s lines seem very natural and authentic, which I really appreciate. In addition, I personally find teenage super’s really interesting because of the drama they cause. The juxtaposition of being a hero and regular high school life is truly engaging.
How is the Disney+ Ms. Marvel different than the original comics?
Some Marvel fans seem upset about the superpower alterations they made to Kamala’s abilities. In the comics, Kamala’s powers seem more like Reed Richards from the fantastic four. She can stretch her body to make her hands bigger and such. In the show, she can create and manipulate light that turns into solid crystals. She can use these light crystals to walk on air and to extend her limbs in similar ways to how she did in the comics. Although this may be controversial, I like that the shows and movies are not direct copies of the original comic books. Here’s why: It adds mystery to the show. If the show or movie is loosely based on the comic, then you may think you know what will happen next, which gives Marvel the opportunity to either play into our hands or come up with something completely unexpected. I really like this element! I think this is part of what sets Marvel apart from other superhero movies. It’s because of this that marvel has so many unanticipated turns and “mind-blows.”
Ms. Marvel is Pakistani – American
After a sneak peek, I can tell this is going to be an amazing story with an interesting conflict. Setting the superhero element aside, I also wanted to talk about how the MCU has been becoming more progressive and inclusive. This show’s cast is primarily Pakistani-American characters played by Pakistani actors. Lately, there has been a lot of representation and diversity in Marvel shows and movies. I think that this element really brings together people of all ethnicities and makes the stories seem more like real life. I also think that once again, the addition of more female superheroes is very inspiring. I’m super excited to see the formation of the new avengers! With America from Doctor Strange, Kamala from Ms. Marvel, and Layla from Moon Knight, I am looking forward to seeing what other female superhero characters Marvel will bring into the MCU.
Ms. Marvel is a truly exciting show and I cannot wait to see the rest of the episodes! I am super excited to see how they incorporate this character into the MCU! One thing is for sure, it is confirmed that we will see Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) alongside Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) in “The Marvels” which will be released July 28, 2023, assuming production doesn’t get pushed back. In the meantime, make sure to check out Ms. Marvel, streaming on Disney+ on June 8th!
Marvel Studios’ “Ms. Marvel” is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero megafan with an oversized imagination—particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home—that is, until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with superpowers, right?
Ms. MARVEL will air weekly on Disney+ beginning June 8, 2022.
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