A Ms. Marvel executive producer revealed that Kevin Feige refused to retcon this Avengers: Endgame moment for the series.
Marvel Studios’ newest original Disney Plus series Ms. Marvel introduces MCU fans to perhaps one of the more fascinating POV’s in the entire franchise: fans of the superheroes within the universe itself. Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) is shown to be a passionate fan of the superhero team, especially Captain Marvel, and it’s clear that they inspire her deeply, especially in a post-Avengers: Endgame world.
In a universe where the legendary Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) sacrificed his life for the survival of all living creatures in the biggest superhero battle in comic book film history, one would wonder if there were media footage of the battle during Avengers: Endgame. In fact, this idea was brought up by executive producer Bisha K. Ali, but she revealed in an interview with The Wrap that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige wasn’t into that idea:
“At one point, like early days before we kind of expanded the creative team out, I was like, ‘Kevin, what if there was like, drones and a live stream of the battle of Endgame?’ And he was like, ‘Bisha, no.’ I’m like, there wasn’t one Twitch streamer around 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 it was something that kind of changed and moved all the way through. And I think it must have been a Sana [Amanat, co-creator of the Ms. Marvel [comics] pitch by the end. Or it might even — I actually have no idea where that idea came from. But when we kind of integrated it into the script, I think it was perfect. It was characterful.”
Ms. Marvel has the uniqueness of bringing the perspective of fandom into the MCU. Obviously, it makes sense that there is a fandom for the superheroes that continue to defend the universe from threats like Thanos, and following the events of Avengers: Endgame, adulation of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is at an all-time high. However, perhaps Kevin Feige‘s perspective in not having any media or livestream footage of the big battle is the better move. For people to witness actual footage of Tony Stark sacrificing his life may be a bit too traumatic for some.
Marvel Studios’ “Ms. Marvel” is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega fan with an oversized imagination—particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with super powers, right?
Ms. Marvel stars Iman Vellani, Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, and Farhan Akhtar. Episodes of the series were directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, with Bisha K. Ali serving as the head writer. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is involved in the series as an executive producer.
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Source: The Wrap