Kamala Khan to Appear in “Marvel’s Avengers” Official Game as a Playable
Kamala Khan, also known as Ms. Marvel, will be a central character in the upcoming official Marvel’s Avengers game by Crystal Dynamics. Being relatively a new and sort of innovative superhero, she is probably meant to help the Avengers team regroup and recover after what they have been through.
Keeping Up with the Universe
The inner logic of the Marvel mostly caters to Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the flagship among its books, games, TV series, and other valuable but not so mainstream arts. It’s not so with Ms. Marvel a.k.a. Kamala Khan, the first Muslim female lead in the Marvel universe. A daughter of Pakistani migrants, she discovers her superpowers of body transformation, letting her grow much larger than the enemy.
Then she masters the ability to meet Captain Marvel and becomes Ms. Marvel (as the previous carrier of this name is upgrading to the Captain Marvel we know). Of course, it means Kamala Khan is not completely a human being, but it’s just one of the controversies she has to go through. Being teenage, Muslim, and politically active, in addition to all that – how would you handle this, Mr. Stark?
She hasn’t made it to the big screen yet, but since her appearance in comic books in 2013, Ms. Marvel has become one of the most influent characters in today’s Marvel world. No wonder that Kamala Khan needed to make it from paper to other products. And, while her role in future MCU isn’t established yet, it’s been confirmed at NY Comic-Con that Kamala Khan will join the roster of playable characters in the Marvel’s Avengers game, played and voiced by Sandra Saad.
A New Teenage Hero
To appreciate right the introduction of Kamala Khan, one should look at other playable characters of Marvel’s Avengers. They include established cult superheroes, like Iron Man and Captain America (still playable, but one can’t unwatch Endgame…), The Hulk, Thor, and Black Widow. They are all among the top Marvel faces. A good company!
And in this good company, there is a terrible gap: where’s Spidey? From the outside we know: Sony has him. But the universe still needs a teenage hero, with a teenage mentality, modern looks, and incredible abilities. In no way Ms. Marvel is an ersatz Spider-Man: she represents the young audience too, but she is from 2013, not 1962. It’s not that we don’t need Peter Parker anymore, but our Friendly Neighborhood is getting bigger and more diverse.
Marvel’s Avengers game is scheduled on May 15, 2020. Soon there will be expansion packs with new playable heroes. We don’t know yet how it will be synced with comic books or Cinema Universe, but Ms. Marvel we see is a good reason to look forward.