Ms. Marvel’s Director Addresses the Series’ Djinn Origin Story

Even though Ms. Marvel may be the highest-rated MCU show to date, that hasn’t stopped some fans from complaining about the changes made to the MCU’s latest addition. Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel arrived in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a huge critical response, but also the promise that there would be a number of differences between this version of Kamala and her comic book counterpart. The main changes boil down to the fact that Kamala’s powers are tied to her Inhuman DNA in her comic book appearances, but since Inhumans don’t exist in the MCU – or at least in this MCU universe – it led to a change in both his origin and his abilities.


The director of the fourth and fifth episodes of the series, Obaid-Chinoy, recently spoke to The Direct about the changes made to Kamala, including his Djinn ancestry, which caused debate among Muslim fans, who mentioned the text of the Quran forbidden worshiping Djinn. However, the director sees the “origin” of Kamala Khan’s powers differently in the series. She says:

“I think Djinn is a word that’s loosely used in South Asia and I think we in telling this story wanted to open up to the fact that anybody who’s different, or anybody who has powers that come from, you know, unexplained sources could be mistaken for origins.

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Ms. Marvel Received Praise For Her Story, Despite Blame About Kamala’s Powers

Ms. Marvel’The storyline of his brought an entirely new culture to the MCU in a way similar to Moon Knight, and it brought a lot of praise to the series. As the fourth episode delved into the India/Pakistan partition of 1947, Obaid-Chinoy explained that it was an incredible responsibility to bring this particular part of history to life. She explained:

“You know, telling the story of The Partition comes with a great responsibility and I, in episode 4 at the end, when she walks on the platform, I took hundreds of photographs from 1947 And I worked with the crew and the cast to recreate images from real photographs So when she gets on that train, walks on the platform, the conversation she hears and the way people are transported and the props , everything comes out of a real photograph.

Although there was a lot of praise for the series, there were fans who still would have liked to see Kamala with her “numbing” powers rather than the alternate cosmic abilities she gained from the mystical bracelet that belonged. to his grandmother. Of course, having mystical abilities could be an important link to his involvement in next year. Wonders, when she teams up with Captain Marvel and Monica Rambeau on the big screen. Although there are currently no known details about the 2019 sequel. Captain Marvelbut it’s fair to expect some sort of intergalactic threat to the world that needs the power of three superheroes and Nick Fury to pull through.

Ms. Marvel continues on Disney+ Wednesday as the series heads to its conclusion.

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