Iman Vellani, the star of the upcoming Ms. Marvel series, and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, known for her role in Never Have I Ever, recently cosplayed as characters from X-Men and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at FAN EXPO Canada. This has sparked speculation about Ms. Marvel’s potential future as an X-Men character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Ms. Marvel Star: Her Vibrant Jubilee Cosplay Sparks X-Men
The MCU has been introducing new heroes since the end of the Infinity Saga in Avengers: Endgame. Vellani’s Ms. Marvel is one of these new heroes and will make her debut in her own Disney+ series before joining the cast of The Marvels. Ramakrishnan shared a photo of herself and Vellani in cosplay, with Vellani dressed as Jubilee from X-Men and Ramakrishnan as Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The final episode of Ms. Marvel dropped a hint about Kamala Khan’s (Ms. Marvel) future in the X-Men’s MCU story. In the episode, Kamala’s friend Bruno reveals that he found a mutation in her genes, while the theme song from the X-Men: The Animated Series played in the background. This scene sets up the possibility of Kamala joining the X-Men in the future.
In the comics, Ms. Marvel was recently killed off but quickly came back to life. After previously being portrayed as an Inhuman, Kamala is now being reintroduced as a mutant. She will don a new X-Men-inspired version of her classic costume. This aligns with the original intentions of her comic book creators, who had wanted Kamala to be a mutant from the start.
Iman Vellani is not only starring as Ms. Marvel in the MCU, but she is also co-writing the new Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant comic series. This suggests that Kamala Khan will play a major role in the X-Men’s MCU story. The connection between Kamala and the X-Men is further strengthened by the cosplay photo, where Vellani is dressed as an X-Men character.
Overall, it seems likely that Ms. Marvel will become part of the X-Men in the MCU. The hints in the final episode, Kamala’s resurrection as a mutant in the comics, and Vellani’s involvement in the new comic series all point to a clear path for Kamala to join the X-Men. Fans can look forward to seeing how this storyline develops in future MCU projects.
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