Exclusive: Disney Plus Will Renew Ms Marvel For Season Two

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Disney Plus will renew Ms Marvel for second season. Insiders reveal Marvel Studios could announce it on either SDCC or Disney Plus Day. At this point, it’s not official yet. Nevertheless, it shouldn’t be a shocker now.

In the beginning, Ms. Marvel fans defended the series against politicized, racist, and misogynistic attacks. They were everywhere. Like Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel became a magnet for review bombing. However, Ms. Marvel star Iman Vellani responded to the criticism with class and intelligence. She said:

But all the hatred I’ve seen has no basis, no merit, it’s just purely for the sake of hating – and that’s fine. You’re not gonna impress everyone. We hit our target audience and we hit an entirely new audience that didn’t know they were gonna fall in love with this character – people who have never seen themselves represented in a positive light before.

That’s exactly what happened. Episode after episode, praise for Ms. Marvel grew. By its season finale, Ms. Marvel scored a 98% with critics on Rotten Tomatoes. In other words, it topped all Marvel Studios projects including Black Panther (96%).

Furthermore, Ms. Marvel dropped a game changer in its season finale. Ms. Marvel discovered she is a mutant. Welcome to the MCU, X-Men.

The series featuring the first Muslim superhero in the MCU will appear again. And that appearance isn’t just in the upcoming movie The Marvels with Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel and Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau. Kamala Khan will continue her story in Ms. Marvel Season Two.

The following contains spoilers for Episode Six, “No Normal.”

Exclusive: Disney Plus Will Renew Ms Marvel For Season Two

Disney Plus Will Renew Ms Marvel For Season Two

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“No Normal” brings Khan’s family back to New Jersey. She confesses having powers to them. But, thanks to her parents, they already know. Everyone is excited and supportive.

She gets a call from Nakia (Yasmeen Fletcher) about Bruno (Matt Lintz) and finds out he and Kamran (Rish Shah) are trying to get away from Damage Control. Contacting Kareem (Aramis Knight), Khan sets up a plan to allow Kamran’s escape. Her mother gave her a costume she had especially made from items given to Khan throughout the series: the vest, the scarf, the pendant and the mask.

At school, Kamala and her friends dodge Damage Control’s pursuit, which was under the leadership of Deever (Alysia Reiner) against Cleary’s (Arian Moayed) orders. They devised and executed the plan to stall Damage Control. Taking some pages from Kevin McCallister’s strengthening fort notes, they were able to confuse and disarm some agents. However, eventually Damage Control were able to subdue Khan’s friends.

Meanwhile, Kamran finds out that his mother, Najma (Nimra Bucha), did not make it out of Karachi. Damage Control blocks Khan and Kamran from their path to escape. Show of force ensues and Kamran, emotionally volatile, ends up threatening the area including innocent civilians. Khan successfully prevents him from hurting the people while using her “embiggen” abilities. She contains his energy, explaining that his mother closed the Veil of Noor to save this world for him. Finally, Khan punches the earth, creating an access for his escape to meet Kareem’s contact and bring him to safety away from New Jersey.

Exclusive: Disney Plus Will Renew Ms Marvel For Season Two

Disney Plus Will Renew Ms Marvel For Season Two

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Civilians from the community gathered around Khan to protect her from Damage Control. She runs up and away from the crowd. With Khan and Kamran gone, Deever receives a call from Cleary. Damage Control stands down and departs under Cleary’s orders. Cleary relieves Deever of her duties. Talk about the antithesis of controlling damage.
In the aftermath of the school battle, Khan becomes a superhero celebrity online.

Various posts of people recount the event in excitement and glee. It included the boy she saved who declared he is the first who got saved during her possible Beta phase. At home, Khan talks with her father and finds out the meaning of her name. He explains that her name means wonder or marvel in Urdu. Her father told her she has always been their family’s little Ms. Marvel. Thus, she finally found her name.

A week later she meets up again with Nakia and Bruno. Bruno tells her that in his closer study of her DNA, it seems that she is different from her family. In his words:

There’s something different in your genes. Like a mutation.

Upon saying this, the background music played the distinct notes for the X-Men TV cartoon theme. This opens up a lot of possibilities for the series’ future. The mid-credit scene shows Ms. Marvel’s bangle glowing. Something teleports her out of her room. In her place, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) appears. Carol Danvers shows a confused reaction looking around a room that screams “Captain Marvel Fan” then utters “no no no no” before finally fleeing the place.

Fans have expected Disney Plus to show a connection of the show to the upcoming movie. That mid-credit scene is not a surprise but still welcome nonetheless.

Moreover, in the comics, the bangles are actually a teleport-swapping device called Nega-Bands from the Kree. Add the fact that the bangles are taken from an entombed blue being, it starts to strengthen the Kree connection.

Exclusive: Disney Plus Will Renew Ms Marvel For Season Two

Disney Plus Will Renew Ms Marvel For Season Two

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Could Kamala be in the Negative Zone? Would that also connect the bangles with the Ten Rings of Shang-Chi? Fans remember the end credit scene of Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. There, Captain Marvel appears and notes that the Rings possess a power not of this world and instantly she goes off-frame.

The bangle and its power definitely connects to the upcoming The Marvels. But what is equally interesting is the inclusion of positioning Khan as a mutant.

On the other hand, the comics depicts Khan as an Inhuman. At the start, fans had a lot of beef as to the manifestation of Ms. Marvel’s powers. Hard Light is not among them. Instead her attribute is similar to Mr. Fantastic’s ability to stretch. Thus “embiggen.”

Mutants and inhumans are similar in a way that there is “mutation” in the individual’s genes. However, mutants do not need exposure to Terrigen Mist to gain their power, Inhumans do. Terrigen Mist is yet to be canon in the MCU.

Only Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has featured it. Is Universe 616 going to say mutants and Inhumans are one and the same?

Khan has gone through a lot of cultural separation, perhaps alluded to racial discrimination. This also calls back to the prevailing conflicts within the X-Men narrative. Regular humans fear and discriminate against mutants.

Nobody expected Disney Plus to introduce the mutants. Obviously, Marvel Studios sees Disney Plus as a powerful tool. Without a doubt, Disney Plus is essential viewing for the MCU.

Deever even remarks about powers getting into the “wrong” hands. Her actions for the whole series are also somewhat disrespectful especially when they entered the mosque.

But like what Kamala has said to Bruno when he started to tell her about her genes:

Whatever it is, it’s just going to be another label.