Ms. Marvel is a celebration of all things Marvel as it introduces audiences to Kamala Khan, a Muslim teenager who is just as much an Avengers superfan as the rest of us. The Disney+ premiere took Iman Vellani’s young hero to AvengerCon and provided references to 28 MCU heroes and villains while including an eerily specific description of Avengers: Endgamethe final battle.
As the Avengers’ battle for Earth against Thanos unfolded out of the public eye, the writers were always going to struggle to explain how the world was so aware of what happened. The same questions have already been asked in Wanda Vision when Jimmy Woo referenced Captain Marvel destroying Thanos’ fleet.
Fortunately, Ms. Marvel explained that this knowledge came Big Me Little Me: An Interview with Scott Lang – an appearance by Paul Rudd’s hero on an in-universe podcast. But now it turns out that the show’s creators originally had a different idea for how the world knows so much.
Ms. Marvel Producer Reveals Scrapped Avengers Retcon
During a recent interview with The Wrap, Ms. Marvel Executive producer Bisha K. Ali has revealed her original plan on how Kamala Khan knew about the events of Avengers: Endgamethe final battle.
The first confirmed that The ant Man‘s Scott Lang appeared on a podcast that included a description of the events of the fight. But Ali originally pitched to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige that there had been “drones and a live broadcast of the Battle of End of Game“, an idea he quickly dismissed:
“At some point, like in the beginning before we kind of expanded the creative team, I was like, ‘Kevin, what if there were drones and a live stream of the Endgame battle? ?” And he was like, ‘Bisha, no.’ I’m like, there wasn’t a single Twitch streamer for the final battle of “Endgame?” Are we kidding? I think I lost my mind at that point, try to solve this riddle. So it was really a big iterative journey. And that was something that kind of changed and evolved throughout. And I think it must have been a Sana [Amanat, co-creator of the ‘Ms. Marvel’ [comics] throw at the end. Or maybe even – I have no idea where this idea came from. But when we kind of worked it into the script, I think it was perfect. It was in character.
The executive producer then shared how the team got through “a million rounds” to try to understand how Kamala and the rest of the world know about these events:
“I’ll be honest, I never take credit where it’s not due, it wasn’t my idea. It’s something we’ve been through a million times, like, how [Kamala] know things? Is it because everyone posts things on social media? »
Scott Lang: Viral Internet Sensation
The notion of Avengers: EndgameThe Final Battle of being broadcast live around the world seems somewhat absurd for a number of reasons.
At the time of the battle, billions of people had just come back to life and the planet was in chaos, it’s hard to imagine anyone having time to prepare the drones and equipment for a live broadcast . Thanos’ attack on the Avengers compound also came as a surprise to everyone, and one would imagine that the location of the team’s high-tech base would also be a closely guarded secret.
The explanation given in Ms. Marvel because the way the world knows about the specific events of the battle of Earth is much more logical and fun. The ant ManScott Lang is one of the funniest and most ordinary heroes in the MCU, so it’s easy to imagine him wanting to brag about his heroic adventures in the world on a podcast.
With a bit of luck, Big Me Little Me: An Interview with Scott Lang can play in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to some extent, as many fans can’t wait to see it become a reality. An impromptu in-character Paul Rudd interview could make for a hilarious Disney+ special to promote the trio ahead of their release next year.
Situations like this show why Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige’s role in the MCU is so important. His involvement and oversight of every project is why every MCU project can be as connected as it is. The thought of drones circling the Avengers as they fight for the planet and Tony Stark takes his last breath sheds a little too much light on what was an incredibly tense sequence.
Ms. Marvel will undoubtedly provide many more references to Avengers: Endgame and the rest of the MCU when its second installment premieres Wednesday, June 15, exclusively on Disney+.