Ms. Marvel Director Teases Kamala’s Future MCU Powers Upgrades (Exclusive)
Shortly after being reimagined in the pages of Marvel comics, Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan completed her thrilling debut in the MCU. Ms. Marvel series on Disney+. Using all six episodes to build Kamala’s origin story and eventual powers, the heroine now has the opportunity to journey through Phase 4 and beyond.
After first finding Aisha’s bracelet in the first episode, the MCU’s new take on Kamala’s powers began to have an impact as she took a more cosmic direction than her comic book counterpart. Even with the controversy surrounding the drastic change in her abilities, Kamala fully realized her true potential by the end of Episode 6, showing off her “enrichment” skills by stopping Kamran and Damage Control.
Now, as Kamala heads into her future with projects like next year’s Wonders, the fandom is wondering what lies ahead in terms of power upgrades and even more development as heroes within the MCU. Thanks to an exclusive new interview, there’s a lot to look forward to in that regard as one of the franchise’s youngest heroes finds his way past. Ms. Marvel Season 1.
Will Kamala’s powers be improved in the future?
In an exclusive interview with Richard Nebens of The Direct, Ms. Marvel Directors Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah explained how Kamala Khan’s powers would increase and develop in future projects.
In May 2022, the two shared that Spider-Man: No Coming Home was the goal they set for themselves for what they wanted to see Ms. Marvel achieve one day. El Arbi expressed his praise for the sequel to Multiversal while mentioning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Versenoting the action moments and ambition these films bring that inspire other filmmakers:
El Arbi: “Well, for us, No Way Home is a masterpiece, I would say. I think in terms of superheroes, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 was sort of our superhero movie. -favorite hero. And you see No Way Home , you see how they pull it off, it’s really awesome. It’s like Spider-Verse, which was also one of our favorite movies. That’s the ambition you can involve to make even more powerful stories, more emotional, crazier action scenes and sequences to have the thrill ride that Spider-Man: No Way Home ended up being.”
Fallah also compared this story to Kamala Khan’s place in the MCU as “such a young character” wanting to make sure his story reaches the same quality as Spider-Man: No Coming Home:
Fallah: “The bar is there, and the audience can also grow with Kamala Khan, with Ms. Marvel, because she’s such a young character, and that’s what always comes to mind, to get to the quality of this movie.”
Finally, the duo teased how Ms. Marvel has been “just the tip of the iceberg” of where Kamala will go with her powers, indicating that the young hero’s abilities will only expand in the future.
Refer to “a great road” before Kamala’s powers, El Arbi noted that Kamala’s powers could possibly give more show while Fallah briefly touched on the impact of the expanded power set on action scenes:
El Arbi: “And I think, in terms of power, we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg in Kamala Khan. I think she can do so much more, and on that front I think there’s has a great road for it, some more spectacular power.”
Fallah: “A great box of action sequences.”
How will Kamala Khan’s superpowers evolve?
If it wasn’t clear by the end of the first season of her solo series, Kamala Khan is far from finished evolving and growing as a superhero within the MCU.
In Episode 6, fans finally got a hint that Kamala was bringing in a new version of her comic-enlarging powers, using the power of her bracelet to grow to massive size and show off her full might against Damage Control. But now, thinking back to that scene and how she used her powers throughout this series, El Arbi and Fallah would like to note that it’s only “the tip of the iceberg.”
Once there’s more information about where Kamala goes when she switches places with Carol Danvers in the post-credits scene, there’ll be more chances to see how she progresses on her superhero journey. This includes finding out about all the new power upgrades and abilities she might gain in the years to come, which should come in handy alongside the heroines of Brie Larson and Teyonah Parris next year.
Perhaps one of the ways Kamala’s powers could expand is through the evolution of her ability to get bigger. Iman Vellani revealed that her character’s new powers were heavily inspired by the mutant Armor, which can create a building exoskeleton much like Kamala. The armor is capable of reaching the size of entire buildings, so this could be Ms. Marvel’s next step.
Regarding the Spider-Man: No Coming Home comparisons, it makes sense that these directors consider this massive release to be the MCU standard with the popularity of this film over the past few months. With Kamala’s similarities to Peter Parker as a younger superhero in the MCU, the two should have plenty of opportunities to grow side by side as they face more intense battles in the future.
The six episodes of Ms. Marvel are available to stream on Disney+. Iman Vellani will return as Kamala Khan in Wonderswhich debuts on July 28, 2023.