“The Marvels” doesn’t have the X-Men team-up that fans have been clamoring for since Disney acquired Fox, but it has the next best thing. The member of the group, Kamala Khan, was the first mutant included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During the events of “Ms. Marvel,” it seems Kamala only gets her cosmic powers through her heirloom bangles. Only at the end of “Ms. Marvel” does Bruno reveal she has the gene that triggers mutation and her resulting powers. The series differs from Kamala’s comic origins, which define her as an Inhuman. Following “Agents of SHIELD” and the “Inhumans” flop, the subject matter has been largely ignored in larger properties. It should be noted that Kamala has vastly different powers in the source material, meaning the MCU is doing whatever it wants with her character. But this is a win for Nia DaCosta, a long-time X-Men lover.
“X-Men is, like, my thing, I love the X-Men so much,” the director told GamesRadar+. “I love the films, most of the films. Either way, I got to have a mutant in my movie, so that was fun!” Kamala may not be the character comic fans are familiar with, but this is undoubtedly just the beginning for the X-Men to be integrated into the universe.