Marvel Studios has been making strategic moves to gradually reintroduce the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), much to the excitement of fans worldwide. While some appearances and announcements have garnered positive reactions, there is now a wave of disappointment among fans regarding the latest development involving Ms. Marvel.
The Disney Plus series “Ms. Marvel” set the stage for the upcoming film “The Marvels,” featuring Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, a beloved character from the comics. A key aspect of Kamala Khan’s backstory in the comics was her connection to the Inhumans. However, recent developments in the MCU have transformed her from an Inhuman to a Mutant, a change that hasn’t been received well by some fans.
This transformation was foreshadowed at the end of the Disney Plus series and further explored in the newly announced series, “Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant.” Fans have expressed their disappointment, particularly because Iman Vellani herself is actively involved with the comic adaptation, raising the possibility of her character appearing as a Mutant in future MCU X-Men movies.
The frustration of some fans was articulated by an insider, known as @CanWeGetToast on social media platform X, who pointed out the significance of Ms. Marvel’s connection to the X-Men in the comics. They stated, “There’s a reason Ms. Marvel is a mutant in the comics and is part of the X-Men now,” and further emphasized that “Iman Vellani is co-writing the comic no less.”
— CanWeGetSomeToast (@CanWeGetToast) September 29, 2023
While some fans are disheartened by this change, it’s important to remember that Marvel Studios often takes creative liberties when adapting comic book stories for the screen. The evolution of characters and storylines is part of the MCU’s unique appeal, and it allows for fresh and engaging narratives.
As the MCU continues to expand and evolve, it remains to be seen how Marvel plans to incorporate Kamala Khan as a part of the X-Men. It’s possible that “The Marvels” will shed more light on her transition into a Mutant and her role within the broader MCU.
Fans eager to follow the latest developments regarding the MCU, Ms. Marvel, and the reintroduction of the X-Men should keep a close eye on updates from reliable sources like ScreenGeek. While this change may disappoint some fans, it also opens up exciting possibilities for Iman Vellani’s character as she takes on the mantle of the MCU’s first Mutant.