Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe began the month-long countdown to the release date of Mrs Miracle yesterday, with the Disney Plus series due out early next month.
Starring Hollywood newcomer and proclaimed Marvel fangirl Iman Vellani, the series follows socially awkward high school student Kamala Khan as she eventually gains superpowers similar to her idol; Captain Marvel. With these new gifts, she sets out to become a superhero herself.
Those familiar with comics might have done a double take when they saw Khan’s powers in the trailer, as they are very different from the character’s comic book iteration, stretching and expanding her body in a particularly malleable way à la Mr. Fantastic could . The MCU’s Ms. Marvel appears to be able to harness cosmic energy, resulting in a powerhouse that’s particularly different from the comics.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who has served as a producer on every MCU title to date, spoke specifically about the significance of this change to the MCU in an interview with Rich.
“We adapt the comics; it’s not an exact translation,” Feige said. “[Kamala] originated at a very specific time within comics continuity. It now comes at a very specific time within the MCU continuity. And those two things didn’t go together. What we will learn about where these powers come from and how they come about is specific to the MCU.”
“You’ll see great comic splash panels in some of our action sequences. If you want big, giant hands and arms, well, they’re here in spirit, if not in a stretchy, plasticy way.”
Mrs Miracle Coming to Disney Plus this summer on June 8th.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/kevin-feige-says-ms-marvels-powers-differ-to-the-comics-for-reasons-specific-to-the-mcu/ Ms. Marvel’s powers differ from the comics for reasons “specific to the MCU.”