For a long time now, we’ve known Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel was coming to the MCU. At a time, the character hailed to be the MCU’s first Muslim superhero was slated to arrive in 2021 alongside WandaVision, Hawkeye, and all the other titles that kicked off the Disney+ side of the MCU. It’s been a long time coming and, now, we finally have our first look at the new anticipated superhero.
Watch the Ms. Marvel trailer:
Starring newcomer Iman Vellani in the titular role, the show follows a Pakistani American teen as she comes to possess superhuman abilities while living a normal life in New Jersey.
Not long after the Ms. Marvel trailer hit the internet, fans started to share their thoughts on the upcoming TV show.
Here are some of the things they had to say:
Showed the #MsMarvel trailer to a Muslim Pakistani coworker and she almost broke into tears. She always asked about MCU stuff to show to her daughter and now she has one. This is what it’s all about. Y’all can stay mad. It’s bigger than you #FckYourFandom pic.twitter.com/4o8dX4kMzx
— TASK the Pimp Hand of Khonshu (@UpToTASK) March 15, 2022
The first #MsMarvel trailer completely feels like an 80’s John Hughes movie and I love it. How does Marvel continue to make each project feel completely unlike anything else they’ve done? https://t.co/rbGhWgp6no
— John Campea (@johncampea) March 15, 2022
But not everyone was full of praise for Ms. Marvel:
Bruh what the fuck did they do to Ms Marvel… pic.twitter.com/wIaAgfbX59
— AJ 🦇🐺 (@AjepArts) March 15, 2022
Why Ms. Marvel’s New Powers Suck – A Rant
If you care at all about the character or show, please spread this around so people understand WHY people are upset about the change, as opposed to the dismissive reactions I’ve already seen. pic.twitter.com/lhftkDYVtH
— Chimera Films (@ChimeraFilms) March 15, 2022
did we ever get an actual reason for the ms marvel change? i’m not buying the ‘too similar to mr fantastic’ excuse.. pic.twitter.com/X9N8OT6Pqn
— daniel🌟 (@dannyonfilm) March 15, 2022
They really turned Ms Marvel into Green Lantern… pic.twitter.com/ieZbdN50l1
— Cooldoge67 (@Cooldoge67) March 15, 2022
A recurring opinion appears to be that a lot of people aren’t pleased with Marvel Studios’ decision to change the looks of Kamala’s powers, which appears to be more cosmic than Inhuman. Talking about the Inhumans, we know how the MCU’s attempt to bring them to live a few years ago went, so I think it’s understandable why this show would try to avoid that history as much as it can.
Also, if you’ve been following the MCU closely, you’d know by now that rewriting characters’ comic book origin stories for the screen isn’t something new -some things don’t just work well enough until they’re tweaked for live-action- yet there’s still some thing can still be said for a decision to seemingly rewrite the core of what makes a character essentially that character, like in the case of Kamala. It’s still all speculations, though. It’s the MCU, there’s a plausible explanation for whatever we might think is going on from this first trailer. Fingers crossed that the explanation pays off.
Ms. Marvel premieres on Disney+ June 8, 2022. The show will consist of 8 episodes. Will you be watching?