The Marvels Reveals Brand New Costume For Ms. Marvel

Check out Kamala Khan's new costume from The Marvels!

By Tyler Pisapia | Published

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Disney is hard at work getting its next phase of superhero movies and TV shows off the ground and connecting them in an unprecedented way. A major part of that plan has to do with Iman Vellani’s portrayal of Ms. Marvel. The actress will bring the hero to life in both her own standalone series and in the Captain Marvel sequel titled The Marvels

Now, those highly anticipating the Kamala Khan’s film debut in The Marvels have been gifted a look at her superhero costume from the movie. A new leaked set image shows the actress getting her makeup retouched while sporting her blue, red and gold superhero costume. It’s a bit more resplendent and flashy than the more comics-accurate version seen in leaked set images from her upcoming standalone TV show Ms. Marvel. However, that’s par for the course when it comes to movies. You can see the image below.

As Comicbook notes, it’s become standard for heroes to undergo a costume change whenever they show up again in a sequel or new TV show. Unlike in the comics, heroes in the MCU have more wardrobe changes than Lady Gaga during a live concert. Whether it’s Hawkeye looking a bit more like Matt Fraction’s version in his comic book series or Peter Parker sporting a myriad of different Spider Suits throughout his three standalone films as well as his appearances in other franchises, every hero is subject to changes, and it seems Marvel’s latest is no exception. 

Now, what makes this confusing is figuring out whether this is an upgrade for Kamala Khan or a downgrade. As it stands right now, Ms. Marvel is poised to be fans’ introduction to Iman Vellani’s hero before she joins Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers in the big screen sequel to Captain Marvel. However, prior to a massive schedule change by Disney in October, the sequel was poised to come out in November of 2022 before it was changed to 2023. While Ms. Marvel has never had a concrete release date, it was due to come out the same year. Many speculated that The Marvels would be Kamala Khan’s introduction to the MCU. After all, previous shows like WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki and Hawkeye all began based on characters from pre-existing movies. 

However, now it seems that Kamala Khan will break the mold and be the first hero introduced as the lead of her own TV show before being transported to a movie. Even if The Marvels somehow takes place before the events of Ms. Marvel‘s inaugural season, it will still mark a big shift for the way that MCU stories have been told. 

Previously, the only real connective link between the Marvel TV shows and movies (other than pre-existing characters) was Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. After making her debut on Falcon and the Winter Soldier, she showed up in the post-credits scene of Black Widow. However, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Contessa was supposed to drop first in Black Widow before it was postponed and then released exclusively on Disney+. So, while Kamala Khan won’t be the first TV show to movie convert, she’ll certainly be the most significant.