Ms. Marvel’s MCU Powers Were Not Affected by Mr. Fantastic’s Arrival

Ms. Marvel co-creator and executive producer Sana Amanat explains that Mr. Fantastic’s MCU arrival did not factor into Kamala Khan’s new powers.

Ms. Marvel co-creator and executive producer Sana Amanat explains that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ major cameo did not cause Kamala Khan’s new cosmic powers.

Speaking to The Direct, Amanat discussed whether Mr. Fantastic’s long-awaited Marvel Cinematic Universe prompted the show’s creative team to give Kamala powers that did not involve stretching her body. “Honestly, I do not know. I do not think so,” Amanat explained. “I mean, from my understanding, it was kind of linked to the type of story that we wanted to tell with Kamala, and not only linkage to other MCU events, but also to the sense of history that she has and the relationship to her family, linking the powers to her family’s past. I think that was really the bigger idea. “


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This is not the first time Amanat has addressed Ms. Marvel’s controversial new powers. Many fans were disappointed that the MCU’s Kamala Khan was given the ability to seemingly generate crystalline constructs, a markedly different ability from her comic book counterpart. “The powers do look different, which is very controversial,” Amanat said. “I know people are like, ‘How dare you change the powers!’ I know people are upset about it, but as someone who’s probably one of the closest people to this character from the inception, and having spoken to [co-creator G. Willow Wilson] about this as well, I think Willow and I have always felt that this made sense. This was the right move because there are bigger stories to tell. “


Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige also waded into the conversation surrounding Kamala Khan’s lack of polymorphing abilities. The MCU boss stated that several changes were made to Ms. Marvel’s origin as the live-action version of the story takes place at a very different time in comparison to the comic books. “We adapt the comics; it’s not an exact translation,” Feige said. “[Kamala] came about in a very specific time within the comic-book continuity. She is now coming into a very specific time within the MCU continuity. And those two things did not match … If you want big, giant hands and arms, well they’re here in spirit, if not in stretchy, plastic-type ways. “


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Ms. Marvel‘s first two episodes have already earned widespread praise from critics as many reviewers praised the MCU series for its vibrant energy and unique tone. Newcomer Iman Vellani, who stars as the titular hero, was lauded for her grounded, charismatic performance which many believe is the heart and soul of the Disney + show.

Ms. Marvel debuts on Disney + on June 8.

Source: The Direct

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