A lot of fans are excited for Kamala Khan’s debut in the MCU, and though we’ve yet to get a first teaser, some official promo art has some fans asking questions as to the powers of Ms. Marvel.
Here’s the promo image that’s been making the rounds online, and it features Kamala (Iman Vellani) in full Ms. Marvel gear:
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Besides the costume, you can see that her left hand is covered in some kind of purple crystal/energy. If you’ve played Square Enix’s Avengers game or read the comics, you’ll know that Kamala’s powers are to stretch and enlarge parts of her body; with the promo image, it’s suggested that she could make solid projections that resemble body parts—kind of like a more limited, purple Green Lantern.
While I would have preferred Kamala’s original powers from the comics, some are thinking that it looks very similar to Reed Richards’/Mr. Fantastic’s skillset; so naturally Marvel would want to make each character feel distinct. I just think that Kamala’s catchprase (“Embiggen!”) works better with stretchy powers rather than projection powers. I mean, almost every hero from Captain Marvel to Scarlet Witch has powers where they’re covered in “energy”; Kamala could have been different.
Then again, this is just speculation based on a cutout. Maybe Marvel is going the more comic-accurate route, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
No release date has been set for Ms. Marvel yet, but the show is expected to release on Disney+ sometime later this year. In the meantime, Marvel’s next show, What If…? Is set to premiere on Aug. 11.