A new limited Marvel series called Ms Marvel is about to air on Disney +, which will introduce audiences to a new superhero in the form of Kamala Khan aka Ms Marvel. But who is Kamala Khan/Ms Marvel and what superpower does she have?
If you have been pondering over this question too, then trust us, you aren't alone. Phase 4 of the MCU has leaned and focused heavily on th events after the Endgame and has expanded the existing roaster of known superheroes by adding new ones. Here's everything you need to know about who Kamala Khan/Ms Marvel is and how she got her superpowers.
Ms Marvel – Who is Kamala Khan/Ms Marvel?
Kevin Feige and company have taken creative liberty on several occasions when telling the stories of Marvel superheroes we know and love, forming the MCU we know of today.
From the trailers, it seems like the upcoming debut of Kamala Khan/Ms Marvel will follow the same trend, with the production and story team changing a few things while keeping the core of the character.
In the comics, Kamala Khan is a teenage Pakistani American from Jersey City, New Jersey with shapeshifting capabilities who finds out that she has Inhuman genes in the aftermath of the "Inhumanity" storyline and assumes the mantle of Ms Marvel from her idol Carol Danvers after Carol became Captain Marvel.
Kamala Khan first appeared in the comic book series Ms Marvel which kicked off in February 2014. The series, written by G. Willow Wilson and drawn by Adrian Alphona, was the first time a Muslim character headlined a book at Marvel Comics.
However, the Disney+ series appears to take a different route with how Kamala Khan got her superpowers and the trailers have shown Khan using some sort of big cuffs, which gives Kamala her abilities.
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In Ms Marvel, Khan acquires the ability to harness cosmic energy and create constructs from a magical bangle. Feige explained that the reason for this was that the Inhuman source of her abilities in the comics did not "match" with how things have happened or the timeline of the present MCU, so her powers were altered to be linked to her Pakistani heritage.
There are still a ton of things which Disney is saving for later and it will be interesting to see the MCU version of Kamala Khan come to life on 8th June 2022.
This series will be setting up the film The Marvels (coming out in 2023), in which the actress Iman Vellani will reprise her role as Kamala along with additional cast members from the series. That's everything about who is Kamala Khan/Ms Marvel.
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Ms Marvel - Who is Kamala Khan? Superpowers, Origin And More FAQ
Who is Kamala Khan in Ms Marvel?
Actor Iman Vellani portrays Kamala Khan in Ms Marvel.