Marvel Studios had an exciting presentation at this year’s D23 Expo, revealing exclusive footage from BLACK WIDOW, new cast members joining ETERNALS and a release date for director Ryan Coogler’s untitled BLACK PANTHER 2. But that wasn’t the only big screen news that was shared from the franchise at the biannual event. It was also revealed that audiences can expect to soon see a fan-favorite character grace the big screen, as the company shared plans to make future blockbusters featuring Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan.
This news came directly from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige when he was on stage at D23 Expo 2019 discussing details about the developing Ms. Marvel series. According to the executive/filmmaker, the character will debut on the small screen, but will soon be featured in cinemas around the globe.
Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, Muslim Pakistani teenager from Jersey City, is coming to the MCU. It is remarkably exciting for us. You will meet her in her Disney+ series, and then you will see her in our films.
Kamala Khan is a character that was introduced to the world of Marvel Comics relatively recently, created by a team of editors, writers and artists including Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona and Jamie McKelvie in 2013. As noted by Kevin Feige, she is a teenage American Muslim of Pakistani descent who winds up being imbued with super abilities when she encounters a special power-activating mist. Being a big fan of the superhero Carol Danvers, who had just recently in canon taken on the Captain Marvel mantle, Khan adopted the name Ms. Marvel.
Despite having a similar name to Captain Marvel, though, Kamala Khan’s powers really couldn’t be more different. She is technically qualified as a polymorph, which means that she has the ability to reshape her physical form. This allows her to do a lot of different things, from imitating others to elongating and stretching parts of her body. She heals quickly as a result of her abilities and emits a glow when she is activating her powers, though she is vulnerable to electromagnetic pulse attacks, which disrupt her body at a cellular level.
So, when will we actually get to see Ms. Marvel participating in blockbusters? Well, that’s a big question mark for now. Assuming Marvel Studios wants to get her into the action fast, the logical film to feature her would obviously be CAPTAIN MARVEL 2, but that project has not been put on the Marvel Cinematic Universe release schedule. It’s possible that the sequel to the billion-dollar hit will be one of two unknown projects that will come out either before or after BLACK PANTHER 2 in 2022, or it’s possible that the studio will wait until 2023. Of course, it’s also possible that the studio has totally different plans for Kamala Khan that will unfold much deeper into the next decade.
That’s looking quite far into the future, but the good news is that Marvel fans won’t have to wait too long for their next venture into the exciting universe. Two massive movies are set to come out in 2020, including BLACK WIDOW and ETERNALS, and we couldn’t be more excited.
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