After Avengers: Endgame marked the end of the road for many of the MCU’s key heroes, Phase 4 introduced a number of new heroes who look to be headed for big things in the Multiverse Saga. One such character, Kamala Khan, will be spinning out of her own show, Ms. Marvel, and into July’s Captain Marvel sequel, The Marvels, where she’ll share the screen with Monica Rambeau, another of Phase 4’s new heroes, and Carol Danvers.
In an interview with EW, Marvel Studios One Above All, Kevin Feige, was asked to reflect back on the success and challenges of Phase 4 and used the opportunity to gush about Kamala Khan and her role in The Marvels.
Kamala Khan, for instance, is a great new character in the pantheon. I’m very proud of the Ms. Marvel show. I also know — and this is a spoiler — she essentially steals The Marvels, which is coming out.Kevin Feige
Feige was also asked about the dynamic between the film’s three leads: Carol, Kamala and Monica. “That’s what the entire movie is about,” explained. “There are fun cosmic elements to it. Marvel comic fans will recognize elements of the Kree-Skrull war. And it’s picking up directly after the end of Captain Marvel 1, not in timeline but in story,” he said of the sequel. “But there’s something immensely powerful about seeing Monica and Kamala and Carol together in a frame,” Feige continued about bringing the heroes together. “To me, it’s only akin to the first Avengers movie and seeing the six of them together in a frame. It’s chill-inducing. They’re so great together, and they all have different histories with one another.”
Comparisons to prior big-time MCU films kept coming from Feige as he couldn’t contain his excitement for the project, especially when it came to describing how in-universe MCU superfan Kamala Khan fits in. “The great thing about Kamala in her show, and now in this movie, is that she’s not unlike Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in Civil War,” said Fegie of Iman Vellani’s character. “She can’t believe she’s with these other heroes, and can’t believe that she finds herself in these places. And that’s fun because we want to be that. I want to be that.“
It sounds like Vellani‘s trajectory toward stardom will get another major boost this summer!