Well, 'Ms. Marvel's Finale Was Certainly a Surprise

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Photo credit: Marvel Studios / Disney
Photo credit: Marvel Studios / Disney

This story contains spoilers for the season finale of Ms. Marvel.

We knew it was coming—but maybe not this soon. Back in 2019, Disney acquired 20th Century Fox for a whopping $71.3 billion. What did a certain pocket of Marvel fans start thinking about when they saw the news? Mutants. X-Men. The legendary crew, which counts the likes of Wolverine and Professor X amongst its ranks would likely soon join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fast-forward three years, and all we heard on that front was the announcement of an animated series (X-Men '97) and a choice dick joke (remember Ralph Boehner?). Fans were probably thinking, if anything, we'd hear some mutant-related news at Comic-Con next week. Nope. X-Mas came early. In the season finale of Ms. Marvel, which dropped on Disney+ this Wednesday, we learned a fairly surprising bit of news: Kamala Khan is a mutant. Her buddy, Bruno, tells her that “something different in your genes” that's like "like a mutation." Khan says. “Whatever, it is it’s just going to be another label." Roll credits!

There you have it, folks. The MCU has its first mutant. But Ms. Marvel Head Writer Bisha K. Ali told Marvel.com that the last-second X-Menification of the series wasn't always in play. “It wasn't from the beginning [of the show that we knew]," said Ali. "With Marvel, something's always a moving piece, and we're trying to solve this question of, ‘If any of [Kamala’s family] put the bangle on, would they have powers?’ The answer was always no, from a character perspective, no.”

If we had to put money on it, Kevin Feige is going to take the stage at Comic-Con next Saturday and t

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