Sandra Saad Talks Playing ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ Kamala Khan
Kamala Khan is slowly coming into the spotlight. She was first introduced in 2014 in Captain Marvel #14. She got her own series that focused on her struggles balancing her life as a Pakistani American and an Inhuman. She idolizes Captain Marvel and takes over her former mantle as Ms. Marvel. It’s a story that found a lot of appeal in the market, especially with her being the first real Muslim to headline her own comic.
She has seen a spike in popularity after appearing in Marvel Rising series. Kathreen Kavari voice the character in this series and many others, which include Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, and Marvel Future Avengers. Now, she will also headline her own MCU series on Disney+ and will be playable in Marvel’s Avengers. Actress Sandra Saad performed the mo-capture for the character and voices her. In an interview with GameSpot, she talked about taking on the role of the freshly initiated Avenger. The biggest challenge was how to play someone who can embiggen.
I think I just did whatever I wanted. There was a lot of like, ‘Hey, what do you think it feels like to embiggen? Do that.’ And thankfully it worked out. Crystal Dynamics does a really good job of showing me the abilities and showing me the stuff that they’ve come up with. And that really helps inform what the movements are supposed to be. There’s only so much a human of my actual size can do, but I try.
She also discussed what is in store for Kamala in the story. Even the Beta teased that she and Hulk will share quite a few moments. Seems like we can expect a lot of emotional moments once we get our hands on the full game.
I’m not going to give anything away, but she does have special moments with everyone because it’s an Avengers story. It’s not just the Hulk and Kamala story. She relates to all of them just from her own abilities. And just from knowing everyone’s abilities already, you can see how they all relate to her as her heroes. But the Hulk, as you know, he’s a monster who has this thing about him that he can’t really control and Kamala does, too. She has this new power and she’s like, ‘What do I do with it? Is this weird? How do I even use it? Do I use it for good? Is this a disease? What is it?’ And so in that way, you can see that they both have a lot of similarities.
Saad has already given us a great interpretation going by the Beta experience. She gives Kamala a lot of energy, as she tries to reassemble the Avengers. There is a moment in the Beta where she finds old gear from the team and her inner fan leaking out was quite the joy to see. We are only over a week away from the game’s official release. Just recently it was revealed that we will get one more War Table that will tease the post-launch content. Let’s see what the future holds for Kamala and the Avengers.