‘Ms Marvel’ Co-Creator Fears Kamala Khan’s Powers Will Look ‘Really Creepy’ in Disney+ Series

“God bless them trying to bring that to live-action,” G. Willow Wilson tells Polygon

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The person most responsible for the creation of the Kamala Khan version of Ms. Marvel is worried that the upcoming live-action “Ms. Marvel” on Disney+ is going to have a hard time depicting her super-powered abilities.

“I think there’re some characters who are very much set up for the big screen; they’re very naturally sort of cinematic. But with Ms. Marvel, we really weren’t interested in creating something that had very obvious film potential,” writer G. Willow Wilson told Polygon. “She’s got very comic booky powers. God bless them trying to bring that to live-action. I don’t know how that’s going to work out in a way that doesn’t look really creepy.”

Khan’s powers include the ability to enlarge or shrink any part of herself she wants. She is the second superhero to use the “Ms. Marvel” moniker, adopting the name as a tribute to Carol Danvers, the first to use the name. Danvers, as many Marvel Cinematic Universe fans know, now goes by the name Captain Marvel.

Wilson was the sole writer on the Kamala Khan run of “Ms. Marvel” for five years and 60 issues, which first began in 2013. Along with Wilson, Khan was created by Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, Adrian Alphona and Jamie McKelvie. Khan is notable as the first Muslim character in Marvel’s 80-year history to headline her own comic.

The “Ms. Marvel” series was announced last week during the D23 Expo, along with “Moon Knight” and “She-Hulk.” Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said Khan would also appear in future films.

With the three new shows, that makes eight total series from Marvel Studios for Disney+, joining “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” “WandaVision,” “Loki,” “Hawkeye” and the animated “What If…” “Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” which also brings back Daniel Bruhl as Helmut Zemo from “Captain America: Civil War,” will premiere in Fall 2020. “WandaVision” and “Loki” will stream Spring 2021, with “What If…” in Summer 2021 and “Hawkeye,” which will see Kate Bishop introduced, will premiere in Fall 2021.

Disney+ is set to launch on Nov. 12 and will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 for the whole year.

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