Ms. Marvel’s Connection To Captain Marvel Explained
Disney+’s upcoming Marvel TV series Ms. Marvel has connections to Captain Marvel, though maybe not as many expect. Let’s take a look.
Disney has shared the first look at its upcoming TV series Ms. Marvel, a character connected to Captain Marvel, though not as many might think. The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues expanding now that the Infinity Saga is over, and starting with Phase 4, it’s now also covering TV shows that will connect to the movies, as opposed to what Netflix’s Marvel shows did. Marvel has a long list of TV series coming up (all set to stream exclusively on Disney+), and among those is Ms. Marvel, which will introduce viewers to Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani).
The MCU has brought a variety of heroes and villains from Marvel Comics to the big screen since 2008, and one that fans have been patiently waiting to see is Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teenage girl who takes on the mantle of Ms. Marvel. Like with many other MCU projects, plot details about the Ms. Marvel TV series are unknown, but it will tell the origin story of the title character, and to make it more exciting and interesting, Kamala’s future after her TV show is already set as she will return in The Marvels, the long-awaited sequel to Captain Marvel, making her connection to Captain Marvel even stronger and more layered.
In the comics, Kamala Khan discovers she has Inhuman genes, which grant her superpowers after being activated by the Terrigen Bomb, and so Kamala has the ability to change her body by elongating it, adjusting her height and stature (she can grow as tall as a building or become as thin as paper), altering her appearance to look like other people, and on top of that, she has accelerated healing. Kamala took her superhero name, Ms. Marvel, as she idolizes Carol Danvers, who (also in the comics) used that same moniker years before. Kamala Khan’s connection to Captain Marvel in the MCU will be the same, with the young hero looking up to Larson’s Carol Danvers.
As part of the Disney+ Day celebrations, the Mouse House shared the first look at Ms. Marvel, in which Kamala can be seen staring in awe at a Captain Marvel statue, followed by footage of her powers manifesting around her perhaps for the first time. Kamala is then heard saying that “it’s not really the brown girls from Jersey who save the world”, followed by footage of her using her powers and wearing her (homemade?) costume. Just like in the comics, Kamala is being inspired by Captain Marvel and her history as a hero on Earth and beyond, as she sees her as a figure of empowerment, giving her the push she needs to become a superhero. Kamala’s admiration for Captain Marvel and her heroic adventures in Ms. Marvel will lead her to share the screen with her idol in The Marvels, which will see three different Captain Marvels: Danvers, Kamala, and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), who gained superpowers in WandaVision and who in the comics went by “Captain Marvel” at some point.
Ms. Marvel, then, is directly connected to Captain Marvel and her upcoming movie The Marvels, which will bring them together (and, perhaps, Danvers could be the one who gives Kamala the title of Ms. Marvel), though whether Carol Danvers will appear in Kamala’s TV series or not remains to be seen. Of course, there’s still a lot to learn about Kamala Khan’s admiration for Captain Marvel and how she will get her powers as she can’t have Inhuman genes now, so there could be more connections between these two characters.
Disney+’s upcoming Marvel TV series Ms. Marvel has connections to Captain Marvel, though maybe not as many expect. Let’s take a look. Disney has shared the first look at its upcoming TV series Ms. Marvel, a character connected to Captain Marvel, though not as many might think. The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues expanding now that…