Iman Vellani believes Marvel isn’t telling fans the truth when it comes to an important detail from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).
Vellani stars as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel in her own series debuting next week on Disney+ which has led her to talk a lot about her character and the experiences she had with Marvel. Just like Ms. Marvel, Vellani is a die-hard Marvel fan who knows almost as much about the MCU and the Marvel universe as Kevin Feige.
Ms. Marvel has also drawn a lot of concern since fans aren’t happy with all of the controversial changes to Ms. Marvel’s powers as they make her character more like Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel. On top of this, Ms. Marvel won’t be related to the Inhumans which is shocking since Marvel just teased the Inhumans’ debut in the MCU with Doctor Strange 2.
She impressed Feige with her Marvel knowledge but in a recent interview, Vellani stated that she doesn’t think Feige is getting his facts straight as Marvel may have messed up their continuity with the comics:
“No, I mean, I’d like to say, [the comics are] 616. I don’t believe that the MCU is 616. As much as Kevin Feige can make us think that it’s 616, it is 199999.”
Comic book fans will know that Earth 199999 is the Multiverse dedicated to the MCU and that Earth-616 is the one for the comics. This isn’t the first time Marvel has teased this change as it happened with Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) when he claimed he was from another universe and that he had to protect Earth-616.
This wasn’t true as Mysterio made up the fact that he was from another universe, but Marvel has made the Multiverse a reality, and Rachel McAdams’ Christine Palmer tells Strange that they are from Earth-616. If Marvel does go through with this change, it will be a surprise since the comics already established how the Multiverse operates, but the MCU is known to shake things up for the better or for the worse.
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Here’s an official description of the upcoming MCU series:
Ms. Marvel, launching on Disney+ in Summer 2022, is a new series that introduces Kamala Khan—a 16-year-old Pakistani-American growing up in Jersey City. A great student, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she has a special affinity for superheroes, particularly Captain Marvel. But Kamala struggles to fit in at home and at school—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life is easier with super powers, right?
Phase Four has started off with a lot of content for Marvel fans to look forward to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On Disney+ you can watch Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel on June 8, and She-Hulk on August 17. For movies, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness is out in theaters right now, followed by Thor: Love and Thunder on July 8, and of course, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11.