Ms. Marvel Co-Creator On Why She “Can’t Process” The Live-Action Disney+ Series

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At D23 this past weekend, it was announced that we were finally getting the live-action Ms. Marvel that we’ve all be waiting for.

The series was going to be on Disney+ at some point in the near future along with shows featuring new heroes to the MCU, She-Hulk and Moon Knight.

The news of Kamala Khan’s inclusion to the MCU, however, comes to the delight of fans who have been waiting for years fo this kind of project. Ever since Khan was introduced in 2013, we’ve been waiting for her inclusion into the live-action properties.

Speaking with Polygon, co-creator of the character G. Willow Wilson shared her excitement over this development for her beloved character.

“It is so far beyond what either [editor Sana Amanat] or I ever envisioned going into this series six, going on seven, years ago, that I almost can’t process it.”

She’s also unsure how Kamala’s powers will translate to live-action. For those unaware, Kamala was a latent Inhuman whose powers were activated when the Terrigen mists were leaked out via a bomb. Her powers are technically called “Morphogenetics”. Basically, she can alter her size of her whole body or parts, has a healing factor, and can shapeshift.

“I think there’re some characters who are very much set up for the big screen; they’re very naturally sort of cinematic. But with Ms. Marvel, we really weren’t interested in creating something that had very obvious film potential. I was really leaning — and I know Adrian [Alphona] and Takeshi [Miyazawa] and all of the artists as well — were really leaning into the comic book-ness of this character. She’s got very comic booky powers. God bless them trying to bring that to live action; I don’t know how that’s going to work out in a way that doesn’t look really creepy.”

Ms. Marvel has no release date at this time on Disney+.

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