Everyone groaned over how distasteful the killing of Ms. Marvel was in Spider-Man #26, a move purely for shock value that wasn’t even that shocking. Comic book deaths being pulled as cheap stunts and then quickly reversed is as old as the hills at this point, and sure enough, here comes a new book where she’s alive, well and lively. The only difference is that normally the Big Two wait a few months before doing this.
It’s a misnomer that nobody dies in comic books. Actually, EVERYBODY dies in comics…they just come back to life later. Kamala Khan, the latest Ms. Marvel, is a relatively new face around the MCU, and because of this, is one of the few that hasn’t died yet. That’s about to change, folks…
Last year Marvel Studios announced they were finally looking into doing something with their modern hit comic book Ms. Marvel. Two things, in fact…the character would be introduced to the MCU with her own Disney+ series, and then graduate into movies. Now they’ve found the actress who will be putting on the mask and embiggening her fists: Iman Vellani.
When the big E3 trailer for Marvels Avengers started playing at E3, we heard a voiceover from a nameless woman explaining the opening plot. There was a lot of speculation over which woman we were hearing. To all those who guessed Ms. Marvel (and there were a fair amount who guessed Ms. Marvel), congratulations — you were right.
The constant evolution of words in the English language is interesting. In 1991, “spam” was mostly understood to mean “processed mystery meat.” In 1997 it was the term for unsolicited E-mails with garbled pitches for shifty products. By 2012, the definition had expanded to become a verb, describing any repetitive act done in quick succession (“don’t spam that attack,” “just spam the A button”, etc).
Ok, this is a rumor, but given Marvel’s track record for doing certain movies/shows based on popularity of certain characters, it’s not unbelievable.