‘Ms. Marvel’ Creator “Really Happy,” Supports Character Change

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Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is introducing new heroes and villains left and right, but Ms. Marvel’s massive revelation at the season finale shakes up fans like never before. Now, the co-creator of Ms. Marvel has come forward to share her thoughts on that jaw-dropping character change.

kamala khan as Ms. Marvel
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It’s a breath of fresh air to know that Kamala Khan co-creator Sana Amana served as a series’ executive producer for Ms. Marvel on Disney+, getting to direct Iman Vellani’s steps towards superhero stardom.

While not every Marvel fan is on board with the brand new streaming series, the show just introduced a landmark change for the Marvel collection, explaining Kamala Khan’s origins: she’s a mutant.

Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel and Matt Lintz as Bruno carrelli
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While Marvel Studios didn’t exactly drop the “mutant” word, Bruno (Matt Lintz) shares with Kamala Khan at the season finale that she has a “mutation” of genes that causes her to harness such powers. On top of that, the X-Men ’97 theme begins to play as Kamala is told she’s a mutant.

Fans were immediately split on the matter, given the fact that Ms. Marvel is revealed to be an Inhuman in the Marvel Comics. But now, Kamala Khan co-creator Sana Amana comes to the rescue to explain why she’s all for this character change:

#MsMarvel creator Sana Amanat says the character was supposed to be a mutant. “Here’s a really important thing that people do not know – when we were thinking about the character back in the day… we originally wanted to make her a mutant,” she said.

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Amana’s full quote from Empire Magazine reads:

“We’ve been talking about it for some time. Here’s a really important thing that people do not know – when we were thinking about the character of Kamala back, back, back in the day in 2012, 2013, when [G.] Willow [Wilson, comic book writer] and myself were ideating, we originally wanted to make her a mutant. That was the whole intention, to be able to do that.”

Is she a mutant, question mark? I don’t know. I don’t know, guys! All I know is that we use the word ‘mutation’, and that’s all I can say. I will say, I think this is opening up doors for a lot of great storytelling, obviously, as a huge fan, um… of the word ‘mutation.’ I’m really happy about it.”

Captain Marvel being very confused as she is teleported into Kamala's room
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No matter what Kamala Khan’s backstory truly looks like in the MCU and Earth-616, it’s clear that Kevin Feige is keeping the door open for the X-Men and more with The Marvels, which is reportedly ushering in the mutants alongside Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Iman Vellani (Ms. Marvel), and Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau).

Iman vellani as Ms. Marvel
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The Marvel Universe is becoming much more than iconic characters/Earth’s Mightiest Heroes like Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Thanos (Josh Brolin).

Tom Holland’s Avenger is leading the way for Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomers Kate BishopMs. Marvel/Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac), Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn), She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), Eternals’ Thena (Angelina Jolie), and more — especially with his next Spider-Man trilogy that’s currently in the works.

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