Ms. Marvel is a Marvel-themed film that introduces spectators to Kamala Khan, a Muslim adolescent who is just as big an Avengers fan as the rest of us. The Disney+ debut followed Iman Vellani’s young hero to AvengerCon, where he encountered 28 MCU heroes and villains as well as a strangely accurate account of Avengers: Endgame’s last fight.
The authors were always going to have a difficult time explaining how the world was so aware of what transpired when the Avengers’ struggle for Earth against Thanos took place outside of the public view. When Jimmy Woo mentioned Captain Marvel bringing out Thanos’ fleet, the identical doubts were raised in WandaVision.
Fortunately, Ms. Marvel clarified that this information originated from Big Me Little Me: A Scott Lang Interview, a podcast appearance by Paul Rudd’s hero. But, as it turns out, the series’ producers had a different concept to explain how the world knows so much.
Ms. Marvel’s Producer Reveals Avengers Retcon Scrapped
Ms. Marvel executive producer Bisha K. Ali shared her initial concept for how Kamala Khan became aware of the events of Avengers: Endgame in a recent interview with The Wrap.
The premiere verified that Ant-Scott Man’s Lang spoke on a podcast that described the fight’s events. However, Ali proposed to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige that there be “drones and a live broadcast of the fight of Endgame,” which he promptly rejected:
“At one time, back in the early days before we sort of enlarged the creative team, I was like, ‘Kevin, what if there were like, drones and a live feed of the ‘Endgame’ battle?” And he said, ‘Bisha, no.’ I’m thinking, wasn’t there even a single Twitch broadcaster there for the climactic fight of ‘Endgame?’ Are we serious? Try to answer this mystery, I suppose I went insane at that time. So it was a long iterative process. And it was something that moved and altered all the way through. By the end, I believe it was a Sana [Amanat, co-creator of the ‘Ms. Marvel’ [comics] proposition. Or it might even be — I have no clue where that concept came from. But I believe it was amazing when we included it into the script. It had personality.”
The executive producer went on to explain how the crew went through “a million rounds” of determining how Kamala and the rest of the world are aware of these events:
“I’ll be honest: I never accept credit for anything that wasn’t my idea.” That was something we talked over a million times, like, “How does [Kamala] know about things?” Is it because everyone is blogging on social media?”
For a variety of reasons, the idea of Avengers: Endgame’s ultimate fight being live-streamed to the globe seems to be quite illogical.
It’s difficult to picture anybody having time to setup the drones and equipment for a live feed during the moment of the fight, when billions of people had just returned to life and the globe was in pandemonium. Thanos’ assault on the Avengers facility surprised everyone, and the location of the team’s high-tech headquarters is likely to be a well guarded secret as well.
Ms. Marvel’s explanation for how the universe is aware of the precise events of the Battle of Earth is significantly more reasonable and amusing. Ant-Scott Man’s Lang is one of the MCU’s funniest and most average heroes, so it’s easy to envision him wanting to tell the world about his heroic exploits on a podcast.
Big Me Little Me: A Scott Lang Interview will hopefully have a role in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, since many fans are anxious to see it become a reality. An impromptu in-character interview with Paul Rudd might make for a funny Disney+ special promoting the threequel ahead of its debut next year.
Situations like these highlight the significance of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige’s involvement in the MCU. His participation and oversight of each project is the reason why every MCU project is as related as it is. Drones orbiting the Avengers as they battled for the Earth and Tony Stark sucked his dying breaths casts a little too much light on what was a stressful scenario.