‘Ms. Marvel’ VFX Supervisor Explains Kamala’s Power Change
It was a development that sparked a lot of discussions among fans, with many unsure of how the change could impact the character,r and her place in the overarching Marvel Universe; with the series coming to a close, Ms. Marvel VFX Supervisor, Nordin Rahhali, explained Kamala’s power change.
A series that was set to introduce one of the most beloved heroes in Marvel comics, Ms. Marvel had been one of the most anticipated projects of the Marvel Cinematic Universes Phase Four slate; as her status in the franchise was a very interesting one.
What makes Kamala such a great character is her self-professed adoration for the heroes of the Marvel Universe, a love that has made her one of the more relatable heroes that the franchise can offer, as she truly embodied a lot of what MArvel fans, themselves,s felt about these heroes.
It was a facet of her character that was perfectly captured in the adaption, with the series concluding as Marvel’s highest-rated project ever; as its critical reception was easily the best of any MCU title released since the start of the massive film franchise.
One of the changes to the series that caught the attention of Marvel fans, however, was the change to the character’s powers; where they altered her plastic limbs for a certain kind of energy projection; a change that was recently addressed by someone who worked closely on the project.
As reported by The Direct, Ms. Marvel VFX Supervisor, Nordin Rahhali, spoke about the change and how one very well-known Marvel hero was one of the most important reasons why the MCU decided to embrace the difference.
Rahhali stated, “I think there was a conscious effort to not have her feel like Mr. Fantastic or Elastigirl. There were some early concepts before I got on that had this idea that she could manifest armor or parts of her body in this protective element. And so, I saw this as an opportunity.”
Rahhali added, “I mean, how often do you get to come into the MCU and make up a power from scratch, which is, to me, the most exciting, the most fun thing you could do.”
It is interesting to consider that Reed Richard’s impending debut was a reason for Marvel to steer clear of using the powers that she has become known for, and with the Fantastic Four film slated to release next year, it does make a lot of sense.