Glaring Ms. Marvel Mistake Has Been Fixed Months After It Aired
The Statue of Liberty has been retouched in Ms. Marvel so that it is copper, reflecting the MCU timeline.
Fans of the Disney+ show Ms. Marvel may have noticed a change that fixes a somewhat important continuity error between the show and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Statue of Liberty, which many of us know to be a pale green, is supposed to be copper-colored in the MCU, a direct result of a renovation that takes place during the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The statue features prominently in the opening and closing of an episode of Ms. Marvel, so the studio quietly corrected the error and colored Lady Liberty copper.
The MCU timeline is slightly ahead of our world, and Spider-Man: No Way Home takes place over Christmas 2024, with the copper Statue of Liberty featuring prominently in the movie. Ms. Marvel takes place almost a year later, but showrunners seem to have forgotten that when the episode was first launched on Disney+. The fix was pointed out yesterday by a UK fan account but may have been made as long ago as around Christmas.
This attention to a detail that could have been overlooked by many fans says a lot about the lengths the Marvel Cinematic Universe is willing to go to ensure the continuity that ties together all the stories within it. Ms. Marvel is a small piece of a body of work that includes more than 30 films and more than 20 series across various platforms including ABC, Netflix, Freeform, and Disney+. 12 more films are scheduled for release in the next few years, including Secret Wars and Captain America: New World Order.
Ms. Marvel herself will appear with Captain Marvel and Monica Rambeau in The Marvels, a feature film due out in the summer of 2023. It was originally to be released in 2022, but changed dates twice and was eventually confirmed to be part of Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is a direct sequel to both the movie Captain Marvel and the show about Kamala Khan, the young New Jersey mutant otherwise known as Ms. Marvel.
2022 was an amazing year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the releases of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever helping surge parent company Disney into the top spot for box office receipts. On Disney+, Ms. Marvel was joined by Moon Knight and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law as well as two MCU specials to help close the fourth phase of the storyline. Future announced projects will include Daredevil: Born Again, What If…?, and an untitled project centering around the character Nova.
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to unfold, showrunners, directors, and writers may likewise forget to keep track of the many small but important differences between the world of the Avengers and the real world. With Ms. Marvel exclusively on Disney+, all authorized copies of the show will reflect the change, so it’s a good thing they caught it when they did. It might not have been so easy to make such a correction to a feature film on DVD or Bluray, however, which means either showrunners will have to be more meticulous about keeping up with the timeline, or we may in the future see very valuable copies of MCU properties before mistakes were corrected.