‘Ms. Marvel’ Features Tribute to Creator G. Willow Wilson
With the first episode of the highly-anticipated MCU series finally arriving on Disney+, we have found the most touching easter eggs- well, a few easter eggs- as Ms. Marvel features. tribute to Kamala Khan’s creator G. Willow Wilson.
There is no denying the growth to prominence that has been established by Kamala Khan in recent years, becoming one of the most beloved heroes for Marvel.
Connecting to a younger audience in ways that few heroes have been able to, Khan’s Ms. Marvel has become beloved by readers of a certain age, establishing herself as one of the most successful creations of modern comic book history.
That success and fan adoration has lent itself to the hero now gaining new life in a whole new medium, as Kamala Khan has been adapted into the highly popular and immensely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Getting her very own series on the Disney exclusive streaming service, Disney+, the MCU’s newest project based around the young hero has seen its first episode gain incredible reception from fans and the critical community alike.
What is so fascinating to discover upon a rewatch is that Ms. Marvel features a tribute to the character’s creator, award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson.
There is a scene prior to Kamala’s entrance into her high school that shows a plaque that reads, “Coles Academic High School” and contains both Wilson’s name and other names of creatives that have had important parts to play in the development of Kamala Khan in the world of comics.
There is another easter egg that pays tribute to Wilson, with the character Mr. Wilson being seen with the “GWW” initials on his desk; another nice homage to G. Willow Wilson.
Wilson is an icon in comic book circles, and although she has had little public involvement in the character’s live-action adaption, she is quite possibly the most important person in Khan’s existence; as she is mostly responsible for her creation and thriving in the world of Marvel comics.