Ms. Marvel Showrunner Reveals Endgame Reference that Got Scrapped by Kevin Feige
Published 6 months ago
Disney+’s Ms. Marvel was a hit when it premiered last week, and we know that the show’s lead Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) is obsessed with the Avengers. As it turns out, the show’s EP Bisha K. Ali reveals that she had some plans connecting the series to Endgame that were turned down by Kevin Feige.
Talking to the Wrap, Ali reveals:
“At one point, like early days before we kind of expanded the creative team out, I was like, ‘Kevin, what if there was like, drones and a live stream of the battle of ‘Endgame?’ And he was like, ‘Bisha, no.’ I’m like, there wasn’t one Twitch streamer around for the final battle of ‘Endgame?’ Are we kidding?”
Despite Feige not approving of her plans, she explains that they did find a solution to their problem. Ali continues,“I think I lost my mind at that point, trying to solve this riddle… So it was really a big iterative journey. And it was something that kind of changed and moved all the way through. And I think it must have been a Sana [Amanat, co-creator of the Ms. Marvel comics] pitch by the end. Or it might even — I actually have no idea where that idea came from. But when we kind of integrated it into the script, I think it was perfect. It was characterful.”
While a lot of other Disney+ shows like Moon Knight and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier were pretty self-serious, I think Ms. Marvel has that nice, upbeat tone of a kid who is just loving being in the Marvel universe and living in a world where the Avengers exist.
With Kamala normally crossing over with characters, I’m hoping we get some big cameos in the series. What if she runs into Gwen Poole, who manages to survive the MCU because she just has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all-things-Marvel?
Catch Ms. Marvel now streaming on Disney+.