Marvel’s Kevin Feige Talks Making ‘Ms. Marvel’ unique in the MCU

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently spoke about how the studio’s approach to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has made Ms. Marvel distinct from other recent and upcoming MCU projects.

Ms. Marvel tells the story of Kamala Khan, 16, a Pakistani-American who grew up in the world of the Avengers and soon finds herself with her own superpowers. Kamala is an avid Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel fan, even cosplaying as a hero while attending AvengerCon, and is eager to follow in her hero’s footsteps once she finds herself showing off superhuman abilities. .

It’s fair to say Ms. Marvel is a far cry from the groundbreaking, deadlier, twisted world of Marvel’s latest Disney Plus series, moon knight. The new series, helmed by Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, comes from a brighter, funnier, and more uplifting corner of the MCU. While talking to the Ms. Marvel press conference, Kevin Feige addressed what sets each Marvel project apart.

When asked Andy Gladman of Heroic Hollywood if the intention of having always been Ms. Marvel differ so markedly from moon knight, the series immediately preceding it on Disney Plus, Kevin Feige discussed what sets all Marvel projects apart from each other. Feige explained how everyone who works on MCU projects sees Marvel’s vast comic book universe as being made up of a rich mix of unique and different stories and none of them should be alike. Rather, he says, the Marvel Studios logo should simply evoke “a spirit and a style and a vibe and an emotion.” Check out Feige’s full response below:

HH: ” moon knight was a darker series, with few MCU connections and a sinister villain introduced immediately. Ms. Marvel is much more lighthearted, thrives on MCU connections, and has no signs of an actual supervillain in the first two episodes – was it a conscious decision to differentiate the next two series so much?

Kevin Feige: “It’s always the intention that the Marvel Studios logo doesn’t promise a particular group of characters and a particular precise tone. It promises a spirit and a style and a vibe and an emotion, I hope.

“And it’s the perfect time to move on from moon knight at Ms. Marvelespecially because they are so unique and so different, with Multiverse of Madness and love and thunder at either end of that. And that’s what makes Marvel, in publishing and now in the MCU, I think, so unique. Being able to see all these different tones and styles and characters. So I really like people saying, ‘Look, they’re all different.’ Because that’s how we always feel about them and we always want them to feel.

The variety of Marvel projects has certainly been on full display lately. Of Wanda Visionat The Falcon and the Winter Soldierat What if…?at Hawk Eye, all of Marvel Studios’ early Disney Plus series offered something noticeably distinct in terms of genre and tone. Now Ms. Marvel once again delivers something completely different, but at its core maintains that brilliant Marvel spirit.

Here is the synopsis of the new MCU series:

“Ms. Marvel” is a new original series that features Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a superhero mega-fan with an oversized imagination, especially when it comes to Captain Marvel. Still, Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school, and sometimes even at home, until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with superpowers, doesn’t it?

Ms. Marvel stars Iman Vellani, Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat and Farhan Akhtar. The series is directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is involved with the series as an executive producer.

Ms. Marvel arrives on Disney Plus on June 8. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the Disney Plus series and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more original video content.

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