Final night time, a brand new Ms Marvel rumor got here to the Twitterverse through @MsMarvelNews. Apparently, they’ve heard that Fawad Khan and Mehwish Hayat are enjoying “Hasan” and “Aisha”, Kamala Khan’s great-grandparents, within the upcoming Ms. Marvel present. Whereas this isn’t formally confirmed and we’re calling it a rumor (for now), this Twitter account has had good info previously, and so we felt it was value sharing.
— Ms. Marvel Information (@MsMarvelNews) February 20, 2022
If what they are saying is appropriate, then it’s virtually definitely for a flashback sequence. Hasan and Aisha had been launched in Ms. Marvel (2015) #8, in a brief flashback set throughout the India/Pakistan partition. On the finish of Britain’s occupation of India, the big subcontinent was divided alongside non secular strains, with most Hindus staying in India and most Muslims being pressured into the brand new nation Pakistan. Earlier than embarking on their harmful journey, the pregnant Aisha prays on a taking pictures star for her daughter’s security of their unusual new future. On this method, writer G. Willow Wilson crafted a fantastic scene layered with real-world historical past to tie the origin of Kamala Khan to the origin of Pakistan.
Moreover the dramatic impression and cultural relevance this may add to the Ms. Marvel present, this scene can also be probably essential for Ms. Marvel’s rumored new superpowers. Within the comics, Aisha hides cash in her bangles whereas touring to Pakistan. After she makes the journey safely, the bangles change into a symbolic heirloom for his or her household and are lovingly handed down from mom to daughter for generations, ultimately reaching Kamala and changing into an iconic a part of her superhero costume.
That is necessary for the Ms Marvel present due to a rumor that those self same bangles might be the supply of Kamala’s new powers (within the picture under, discover that the purple hand is her bangles hand). On condition that they had been beforehand owned by no less than three generations of ladies in her household, I believe there’s an open query of what these probably super-powered bangles may have meant for the historical past of Kamala’s household. Have been there actually three generations of embiggening superheroes, or does Kamala unlock some particular means throughout the present? May the powers be related to Aisha’s taking pictures star?
All of the rumors about Kamala’s powers depart me with extra questions, however they’re trivial distractions from a very powerful revelation right here. Assuming this casting is true, it tells me that the present will not be shying away from the messy historical past of the Britain/India/Pakistan partition, and it is not going to be shying away from the necessary bangles uniting the ladies in Kamala’s household. This brings a smile to my face and provides me hope that, on the finish of the day, the present’s coronary heart remains to be in the fitting place.
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