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Kevin Feige Claims That Ms. Marvel's Abilities Aren't Quite Comic-Book Accurate

Ms. Marvel's powers in the upcoming television series are different from her powers in the comics, according to Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige.

The titular hero initially appeared in an issue of Captain Marvel in 2013, before going on to star in her own comic series the following year, becoming the first Muslim character to do so in Marvel Comics history. The Terrigen Bomb, which unleashes a mist that awakens the latent talents concealed inside humans who inherit Inhuman DNA, affects Kamala in the source material. Kamala gains the power to change her size, mass, and shapeshift into other people and inanimate objects. However, recent Ms. Marvel previews have depicted Kamala employing a distinct set of abilities beyond her comic-book-based growth and shape-shifting abilities.


Ms. Marvel in the MCU will have powers that are different from the original comic book version, according to Kevin Feige, who recently spoke with Empire. Kamala's abilities origin had to be revised owing to the character's entry into the cinematic world being delayed, according to the studio chief. Below, read what Feige said and see a new image of Ms. Marvel exercising her abilities.


“We adapt the comics; it’s not an exact translation. [Kamala] came about in a very specific time within the comic-book continuity. She is now coming into a very specific time within the MCU continuity. And those two things didn’t match. What we will learn about where those powers come from, and how they come about, is specific to the MCU. You will see great comic splash panels in some of our action sequences. If you want big, giant hands and arms, well they’re here in spirit, if not in stretchy, plastic-type ways.”

Ms. Marvel has Inhuman DNA that offers her exceptional abilities after coming into touch with the Terrigen Mist that engulfed New York City and the surrounding area in the original comic book. Although the Inhumans were introduced to the MCU with a limited eight-episode series in 2017, the events that led to Kamala gaining her abilities have yet to occur. As a result, the origins of Ms. Marvel's powers would require a fresh explanation in the Ms. Marvel series.


According to recent advertising materials, Kamala gains her abilities from unique bangles imbued with cosmic energy, an inheritance passed down through her family's centuries. Although the hero's origins may differ from those in the comic books, the bangles appear to be inspired by Nega-Bands, golden Kree bracelets that conferred abilities to an earlier version of Captain Marvel in the comics. Whether or not Kamala's abilities are exactly as depicted in the comics, Feige pledges that in the future Ms. Marvel series, they will remain loyal to the character in spirit.


Source: Empire

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