Is Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel the Same?

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The MCU is continuously getting bigger and bigger as new characters make their debut, expanding the universe and introducing new heroes that everyone will surely love. One of the newcomers is Ms. Marvel and with her name comes that of Captain Marvel which gives some fans a confusion of whether they are the same person.

Is Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel the Same?

Is Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel the Same?
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Is Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel the Same?

The straight answer is no. Definitely, they are not the same person. To start, Captain Marvel is already in the MCU and Kamala Khan, who later becomes Ms. Marvel, totally idolizes her. They are two different heroines with a similar name but they are, in essence, and in person, two separate beings. It’s not like Moon Knight with multiple personalities in one person.

Captain Marvel is Carol Danvers, a member of the US Air Force who got exposed to the Tesseract’s energy when the Light-Speed Engine was destroyed right in front of her, and there, she got cosmic powers. Moreover, when Yon-Rogg transfused blood in her, she became a human-Kree hybrid which got her memories taken away, making her a weapon of the Kree and being a member of the Starforce.

As for Ms. Marvel, the title is donned by Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Muslim Pakistani-American from New Jersey who idolizes Captain Marvel. She is just an average teenager who struggles to fit in everywhere, pens superhero fan fiction, gets electrified when she sees her crush, and daydreams most of the time. She becomes a hero when she found a gauntlet in her attic that gave her powers like her idols.

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From their origins to the person donning the title, Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel are two different superheroines which everyone will equally love. They belong to different generations of superheroes and would be joining each other along with Monica Rambeau in the upcoming sequel, The Marvels.

Iman Vellani will be portraying Ms. Marvel/ Kamala Khan and will be joined by Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Laith Naki, Azher Usman, Travina Springer, Nimra Bucha, and Laura Marsden. Reportedly, they would also be joined by Farhan Akhtar as well.

Ms. Marvel is scheduled for release on June 8, 2022, exclusively on Disney Plus.


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