Warning! This list contains spoilers for Ms. Marvel!
With Kamala making her final transformation a Muslin superhero, the Ms. Marvel finale marks an incredibly important moment in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in more ways than one. The finale dropped a huge bombshell hinting about Kamala being a potential mutant and a shocking mid-credit scene with Kamala and Carol Danvers switching bodies.
Given that the show has received praises for its Muslim representation and captivating character, fan know that this is not the last they’ll see of Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel, who will return in the upcoming 2023 film The Marvels. Nevertheless, reactions to the finale have embiggened on Twitter with fans sharing their adoration and appreciation for the show, the characters, and what’s next to come.
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Truly a Marvel
From the very first sequence in the series premiere, Ms. Marvel stole audiences’ attention, and it never really loosened in massive grip. The show’s artistic visuals, incorporation of music, and energetic tone helped make it unlike anything else in the MCU. It is dependent on the past, with Kamala focusing her life around superheroes. But it is not a repeat of the same formula.
Many people have tweeted their appreciation for the show’s quality. Many fans are also remarking that the finale is one of the best yet in Marvel’s foray into television on Disney+. It will be interesting to see how these traits will translate into the MCU as we explore this new reality after Avengers: Endgame.
Iman Vellani, Star On The Rise
I just wanna say that I adored Kamala with all my heart through all this show, Iman played her to perfection and I treasured every moment with her on screen, can’t wait to see her in The Marvels and more future adventures ❤️❤️❤️ #MsMarvel pic.twitter.com/obuyARdjSW
— mabe ✵ (@dragonevenstar) July 13, 2022
Iman Vellani’s expert casting as the titular role in Ms. Marvel has been a major reason for the warm response. Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige and his team have set high standards in this area and they hit the mark with Vellani. She perfectly embodies what makes Kamala so beloved and groundbreaking.
Via Interview at the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Vellani herself is a vocal MCU fan – with her claiming Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man as her favorite – and frankly, it’s exciting knowing that she will rightfully receive the same treatment from fans around the world. She has a bright future in the MCU and hopefully outside.
Marvelous Ms. Marvel
As a superfan unlocking her powers, Kamala was workshopping who she would be as a hero. She was called Night Light for most of the series. But, she eventually adopted the moniker Ms. Marvel. It’s all from the beautiful conversation with her father, Yusuf explaining the origins of her name.
Of course, this all goes back to the character’s creation and the deliberate choice to name her Kamala. It was seeded earlier in the series when it’s remarked that Kamala was a unique name, and it lands so beautifully in the finale. Ms. Marvel is a great name that will bring her attention around the world and may even sell her own merchandise, such as the one she showed at AvengersCon.
Protect the Khans At All Costs
Kamala’s suit was HANDMADE by her mother! This is so sweet and heartwarming! (tbh) This scene made me weep, and so did the “our little Miss Marvel” talk at the end) pic.twitter.com/t5bYoxUj5s
— Céci (@cecik2702) July 13, 2022
What really sets Ms. Marvel apart is that the superhero aspect is actually supplementary to a great foundation for a show. If it was taken away, they’d still be left with a compelling story about a teen unsure of her future surrounded by loveable friends and family. All generations of Khans are included as an important part of the show. Her Pakistani heritage plays an integral part of her journey to become Ms. Marvel.Kamala’s family easily establish themselves as some of the best secondary character in the MCU. The finale solidified that when Muneeba shows Kamala the suit she made for her – something fans thought would happen after she made the Hulk shirt in the premiere. Muneeba’s journey across the show was unexpected, but something fans wouldn’t dare give up.
She Did the Thing!
Even before the series premiere, fans were exceptionally concerned with Ms. Marvel since it was revealed that Kamala’s powers and origins would be altered. However, reactions to the premiere episode and the fight in the finale, when Kamala utters her catchphrase, show that she is resilient. “Embiggen!”These concerns were largely unfounded.
She can still stretch and grow like she does in the comics, but it’s enhanced with a cosmic or magical aesthetic. This decision clearly ties her even closer to Captain Marvel. Fans now know that Marvel uses Ms. Marvel to drive major changes in the MCU.
They Said The M-Word!
It’s official – Kamala Khan is the first mutant in the MCU. That’s to say this was the first instance in which the word “mutation”In this manner, it was said in franchises. It was not allowed for years. When Wanda and Pietro were introduced in Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s post-credit scene, they were called miracles. Now that Marvel has repurchased rights to the X-Men’s, Ms. Marvel has set the stage for their arrival.
This moment was already remarkable, but avid fans recognized the X-Men ’97 theme song was in it, too. This was like an Easter egg in Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness, when it was also used for Professor X’s appearance. This was something that fans had waited for years. It didn’t happen in Ms. Marvel which makes it even more amazing. Marvel will likely announce when the X-Men film is coming at Comic-Con.
Sorry to This Man
While Ms. Marvel was preparing for this reveal, viewers who were familiar with her story in the comics probably expected Bruno to use the word inhuman instead of mutation. Any hope of Inhumans being able to save Kamala is overshadowed by her decision to become a mutant. This was not unexpected. The ABC series, Inhumans, was very poorly received by fans and critics alike.However, Anson Mount’s reprisal in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness did reinvigorate some interest in their return. He and the Inhuman Royal Family are important and foundational figures in the comics, but it seems like they will not be back in the MCU – at least not without some major alterations – anytime soon.
It is better to control their damage with damage control
AI robots, run by a racist government agency, hunting powered folks…Damage Control is gonna be the Sentinel program.
— jason concepcion (@netw3rk) July 13, 2022
It was really looking like Najma and her group of exiled djinn were being set up as the series’ main antagonists. This was until the penultimate episodes, when all of them were killed. Damage Control took over the role of their replacements. Agent Cleary returned to Ms. Marvel, having been introduced in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Agent Deever joined him, who ended up becoming the antagonist.
There were some theories about Ms. Marvel claiming that Damage Control would be involved during the final conflict. Interestingly, there is some internal turmoil they need to deal with – showing that their story is just beginning in the MCU. There have been many theories since then, including this one. Enhanced by the mutant reveal, it looks like Damage Control could become the next act of superhuman registration or even the Sentinel program.
What just happened here?
Ms. Marvel was already a great ending, but in true MCU fashion, it returned with a stinger mid-credits, which made the finale even more memorable. Brie Larson was Captain Marvel when The Marvels was set up. But it is the way she did it that makes it so thrilling. Fans hoped that she and/or Teyonah would make a cameo, but it was likely that they expected it to be in a stinger involving Kamala. Viewers likely didn’t expect this scenario.
It appears Kamala has switched with Captain Marvel. This could mean that The Marvels will answer questions regarding Kamala’s bangle – perhaps Carol found the other one which is what caused them to switch places. But, it is unclear if Kamala transformed into Captain Marvel as she did when her powers were first revealed in the comics. Only time will tell.
Wake Me Up When the Marvels Arrive
The classic ending to the episode is added on top of that stinger “Ms. Marvel will return in The Marvels” and fans can’t wait. The movie, which will feature Kamala Khan, Monica Rambeau and Carol Danvers, is already shaping up as an exciting sequel to Captain Marvel. Kamala’s family will be returning, and they certainly have plenty to talk about now that Captain Marvel has suddenly appeared in their home.
The wait might be long, but at least there’s a date in sight. The Marvels is expected to hit theaters July 28th 2023. Next up is San Diego Comic-Con, where Marvel Studios will be returning for this year. This could bring more buzz about the movie and provide updates on the progress.NEXT: 10 Underrated Or Obscure Heroes Who Should Join The MCU
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Bradley Prom is a senior writer and alumna of University of Minnesota – Twin Cities currently living in Los Angeles with a deep love and appreciation for the movies, television shows, video games, books, and stories that have inspired and provoked him throughout his life. He grew up on Star Wars, Justice League, Jurassic Park, Pokémon, Spider-Man, Harry Potter, and Avatar the Last Airbender – to name a few or seven. In adulthood, his interests and tastes now include reality TV, comedy, and other fantastical tales. He enjoys connecting with his fans through theorizing, instant responses online, and other deep-diving podcasts.
Bradley is a member the LGBTQ+ community and has a deep appreciation for queerness in all its forms. He hopes to help make such representation more than just boxes and check by developing his own stories.
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