‘Ms. Marvel’ Writer Talks MCU’s Time-Travel Rules
It was among the best received Marvel projects to date, and although many didn’t expect to see the series’ eponymous character dabble in the concept of traveling through time, it ended up being a big part of the story; as Ms. Marvel’s writer talks the MCU’s time-travel rules.
There was no denying how excited most Marvel fans were at the prospect of beloved Marvel hero Kamala Khan finally making her live-action debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and doing so in her very own Disney+ series.
The platform and the format allowed for the showrunners to truly develop a story that was centered on the young hero, her unique yet relatable struggle of teenage life, and her journey from being obsessed with MArvel heroes, to eventually becoming one.
It was a story that was tremendously received by critics and became one of the better performing Marvel projects to ever be developed by the studio, but one would never have guessed that it would have dabbled in the sacred concept of team travel.
A concept that felt reserved for other Marvel projects actually had a massive part to play in Kamala’s story, as she was transported back in time to play a vital part in her own family history; a part of the story that was tremendously vital to her character development, and the audience’s understanding of the Khans.
In a recent interview with Cinema Blend, Ms. Marvel writer Bisha K. Ali spoke about the MCU’s Time-travel rules, and whether or not what was established in Avengers: Endgame is still the standard for future Marvel projects.
Ali stated, “Yes, we had the Avengers: Endgame [rules[ that you can’t go back in like a consequential [way]… However between Endgame and [Ms. Marvel], another little show came through called Loki, which I was very much a part of figuring out how time could work.”
Ali continued, “And I would say that I think it wouldn’t have caused a Nexu event because of the inevitability of it. So it was a closed loop. that’s what’s up… and iw as also the fact a Nexus event is caused by… You know what? I’m gonna get shouted out by someone, either by a fan or by Marvel.”
“I can’t tell which. But I will say this,” Ali concluded, “that for me, it made perfect sense, and it fit into the logic of what was established in the TVA, which seemed like the ultimate ruling on time, I think.”
It is interesting that the concept was seemingly ironed out in Loki, with the TVA and that series addressed a lot of the specifics that weren’t a massive part of the logic of Avengers: Endgame.