Sana Amanat, Marvel Comics editor who co-created Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel confirms that the upcoming Disney+ series from Marvel Studios is just as weird as its original comic books.
“The comic was pretty much a guiding light for us. We needed to make sure it worked in the MCU, of course, but we wanted to make sure we had that weirdness and stylistic distinction that the comics did so well. We wanted to find our own MCU version of it.” Amanat, who serves as co-CEO of Disney+’s Mrs. Marvellin an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“So, we’re doing things on this show that we don’t do anywhere else in the MCU,” she continued. “It’s kind of told through the lens of Kamala’s experience and her wild imagination. I think the brightness and the color and where we go in the Marvel universe and in the Kamala universe is really what makes it distinct, in terms of color and style, from everything else.”
Amanat concluded her speech by saying, “And I think she needs that.” “Obviously it’s a story of coming of age, but it’s a story of coming of age through the lens of a young brown woman. I think that in itself will make her separate. Her world is naturally colorful. She grew up in an environment full of colour, not just because of the community she belongs to. , but also because of the city it’s in. Jersey City is a crazy, vibrant, multicultural place, and we really wanted to showcase that too.”
Created by Amanat alongside Stephen Walker, J. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alfona and Jimmy McKelvey, the character Kamala Khan/Mrs. Marvel debuted in 2013 Captain Marvel #14. Iman Filani portrays Kamala in Marvel Studios Mrs. Marvell, which is set to premiere on Disney+ on Wednesday, June 8. Fellaini will later reprise his role in 2023 Marvel Studios marvels.
A 16-year-old Pakistani-American Muslim girl who is in love with the superhero Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (played by Brie Larson’s Marvel Cinematic Universe), Kamala Vellani’s life is turned upside down when she acquires superpowers of her own. With the power of a magical bangle, she can harness cosmic energy in order to create structures. This is a departure from the comics, as Kamala is considered inhuman who was given the ability to extend (or “embiggen”) parts of her body by Terrigen Mist.
during the breath EW Interview, Amanat explained why this change was made. “Obviously a lot of the show is an adaptation, and we thought it was important to make sure that its powers were connected to the bigger stories in the Marvel universe,” she said. “We wanted to make sure there was more story to tell after this series. It’s clearly getting in marvels. Powers look different already… I know people resent this, but as someone who’s probably been one of the closest people to this character from the start, and after talking to Willow about this as well, I think Willow and I have always felt that makes sense. This was the right move because there are bigger stories to tell.”
Watch Kamala Khan’s weirdness in action when Mrs. Marvell Premieres on Disney+ on June 8.
source: Entertainment Weekly
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