It’s nearly June, which implies we’ll quickly see Ms. Marvel hit Disney Plus. Like Moon Knight earlier than it, Ms. Marvel delivers a model new Marvel superhero, a personality we haven’t seen earlier than. But not like Moon Knight, the Ms. Marvel origin story ought to ship loads of MCU Easter eggs. That a lot is evident from the trailers and TV spots.
It seems that Iron Man might need been on the middle of many MCU references within the present. But Marvel boss Kevin Feige needed to shoot them down. Before we proceed, we’ll warn you that some MCU spoilers may observe beneath.
Easter eggs have been Moon Knight’s largest drawback
Before we even get to the Iron Man Easter eggs in Ms. Marvel, we are able to’t ignore the letdown that Moon Knight has been relating to MCU references and continuity.
The present does function a number of Easter eggs that assist us pinpoint its relationship with the remainder of the MCU. For instance, we all know that Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac) was alive in the course of the blip and that the occasions of the TV present occur after Endgame. There’s even a fastidiously hidden reference to Kang (Jonathan Majors).
But total, Marvel went out of its method to hold MCU connections out of Moon Knight. Pretending the remainder of the MCU isn’t there in the end hurts the story. You can’t promote Moon Knight as an MCU installment after which not ship the connections that followers count on.
It’s not even about having Easter eggs within the present for the sake of getting them. And it’s not like we had wild expectations for Moon Knight, contemplating what Marvel did with different exhibits. Marvel is making an attempt to inform particular tales, and it usually results in Avengers-related plot holes. But Moon Knight under-delivered.
Moving over to Ms. Marvel, we don’t count on the upcoming TV present to go overboard relating to Easter eggs and cameos. Again, it’s not what Marvel does. But the present ought to ship loads of MCU connections, no matter how usually Iron Man Easter eggs seem on the display.
Ms. Marvel’s Iron Man Easter eggs
Iron Man is the character we wish to see again within the MCU regardless of his dying. And Marvel gave us alternate Iron Man variants final yr, in What If…?. The solely method to get Iron Man again is with variants from the multiverse. But the animated variations aren’t precisely the form of cameos we wish.
Then, many Doctor Strange 2 rumors mentioned the film would introduce Tom Cruise’s model of Tony Stark. But that didn’t occur both.
Marvel seemingly desires the viewers to maneuver on, overlook about Iron Man, and deal with the brand new heroes in Phase 4, lots of whom might be a part of future Avengers squads.
With that in thoughts, we by no means anticipated any vital Iron Man developments from any Marvel present, particularly Ms. Marvel. It’s not like we hope to see any RDJ cameos within the upcoming TV present. If anybody ought to seem on this undertaking, that’s Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel. After all, Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel ought to be a part of Captain Marvel in The Marvels subsequent yr.
But it seems that Vellani is a “huge, huge Iron Man fan” in actual life. She advised SFX Magazine (by way of The Direct) that she pushed for extra Iron Man references within the present.
This in the end ended with a veto from Kevin Feige, who needed to put his foot down and cease the overuse of Iron Man Easter eggs in Ms. Marvel:
I’m an enormous, large Iron Man fan. I do know Kamala is extra Captain Marvel, however I used to be very a lot asking for extra Iron Man references in there. Like, ‘I think she needs an Iron Man action figure, more Iron Man.’ There was a degree the place we bought to an excessive amount of Iron Man, that was the notice from Kevin!
The Avengers in Phase 4
We do not know the place Ms. Marvel matches within the total MCU timeline. But the motion has to occur after Endgame. That’s the one approach for Kamala Khan to develop a choice for Captain Marvel.
Let’s not overlook that Carol Danvers was gone from Earth for years. She returned to assist Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) on the finish of Infinity War. And Captain Marvel was legendary in the course of the Avengers headquarters struggle in Endgame. Regular folks do speak about her powers throughout that battle, as we noticed in WandaVision.
Separately, Hawkeye advised us simply how essential the Avengers are to the world. We additionally noticed the identical sentiment in Spider-Man: Far From Home, though Marvel minimized the Iron Man references in that as nicely. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier confirmed us that not everybody appreciates superheroes. But it additionally confirmed us that, once more, the world may be very conscious of those super-powered beings.
What I’m getting at is that Iron Man Easter eggs in Ms. Marvel aren’t a wild thought. It’s the origin story of a teen who loves the Avengers. And let’s not overlook that Iron Man and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) died heroically whereas defending the planet.
Then once more, rumors do say the primary Ms. Marvel episode can have a mind-blowing Spider-Man: No Way Home Easter egg within the type of a post-credits scene after episode 1.
We’ll see precisely what kind of MCU Easter eggs Ms. Marvel has in retailer for us on June eighth, when the present hits Disney Plus.
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