Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel, is about to hitch the Marvel Cinematic Universe quickly along with her very personal Disney+ collection. She’ll be a really distinctive character within the Marvel motion pictures, as not solely is she a millennial, however she’s additionally a Pakistani American Muslim lady from New Jersey.
She’ll convey an entire new perspective to the MCU that no different character has touched on but. That mentioned, identical to her idol, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel’s story additionally offers along with her personal id.
But, not like Captain Marvel, Kamala Khan’s story wouldn’t actually work if everybody knew who she was off the bat. Here’s why.
Why Kamala Khan’s story is nice
As ComicsVerse mentioned, Khan’s story is in the end a millennial’s story. She, like many millennials, don’t know who they’re or what they wish to do with their life but. They’re nonetheless exploring the world and themselves, and so, they’ve a whole lot of conflicting identities.
While she’s a Pakistani American who was born in New Jersey, her dad and mom and her older brother are immigrants. As a result, ComicsVerse says that her household has very orthodox and conservative views on society, whereas she doesn’t.
She loves her household after all, however she, like many kids of immigrants, can’t assist however really feel like an outsider to her household. This id battle additionally mirrors the battle that she has between her regular-self and her superhero alter-ego, Ms. Marvel.
Like ComicsVerse mentioned although, she has much more conflicting identities, however both method, id is an enormous theme in her comics.
Secret identities aren’t so secret within the MCU
As Marvel followers on Reddit have mentioned, the MCU doesn’t take secret identities too critically. Indeed, in one of many final scenes of ‘Iron Man’, Tony Stark actually declares to the world that he’s, in actual fact, Iron Man. Captain America wears a masks, however all people is aware of who he’s as a result of he’s a nationwide hero.
On prime of that, a working joke within the MCU is that any time somebody wants a fast disguise, all they should do is placed on a baseball cap and so they’re nearly as good as gone. This may be an inside joke these days, however it might even be a joke about how ridiculous superhero disguises are within the first place.
And then there’s Spider-Man, a personality whose secret id additionally issues as a lot as his actual id. But even Peter Parker was compelled to disclose himself to the general public by the tip of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home.” That mentioned, Aunt May additionally came upon about his secret id by the tip of his first film. Plus, Stark came upon who Spider-Man was all the way in which again in ‘Captain America: Civil War.”
Why that gained’t work and what Marvel could do about it
Khan, not like many superheroes, has an very simple disguise. She has an elaborate and cool-looking costume, however, in the case of protecting her face, she doesn’t actually do a lot. She simply wears a domino masks, which is a small masks that covers the realm round her eyes.
As Ms. Marvel followers on Reddit mentioned, it wouldn’t actually make sense for her character, whose secret id issues a lot to her, to have such a easy disguise. In the comics, she interacts along with her family and friends whereas in her disguise so much, so it wouldn’t actually make sense in the event that they don’t notice who she is early on.
The excellent news is that when Marvel adapts characters to the films or TV exhibits, the designers nearly all the time make up a brand new design that’s impressed by the outdated designs. It’s doable then that they are going to make Ms. Marvel’s costume extra secretive. One fan even prompt that Marvel will lean in on her Muslim id and have her put on a niqab as a disguise.