Marvel Disney plus original Ms. Marvel is a superhero coming-of-age story about a young teenage girl discovering who she is and what she wants to be. The series has adopted characters from the original Marvel comics. The show premiered on June 8, 2022, and would have six episodes, concluding on July 13, 2022. The show has received much audience appreciation as well as positive critics ratings, with 95% Rotten Tomatoes and 6.4 IMDb ratings. The action-adventure show is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise and has many connections to it. The series is said to set up characters of the 2023 MCU movie, The Marvels. The show has the right kind of representation of the Southeast Asian communities, both the cast and the people behind the scenes.
Who is Kamala Khan?
Kamala Khan is an American-Pakistani teenager living in Jersey City, United States. She lives there with her parents and brother Aamir. It is to be believed that she is a second-generation American of Pakistani descent. Kamala is your normal teen who is justifiably obsessed with superheroes, especially the Avengers and his idol, Captain Marvel. Carol Danvers and her journey is something Kamala is truly inspired by. She is a head-in-the-clouds person, who wants to be a superhero. Although her parents, especially her mother, are strict and do not want anything happening to her only daughter. Her father is a lovable goofball who supports Kamala as much as he can. Kamala has two best friends Bruno, her closest friend, and Nakia. The show is going to show Kamala dealing with her teenage life. This is itself a complex along with handling her superpowers and her cosmic life.
Is Kamala Khan queer in the comics?
Kamala in the comics at least in the major issues is not queer. There might have been a few encounters where she has a crush on someone or someone might have had a crush on Kamala like Miles Morals in some illustrations. Or people assumed something between her and a fellow female character but nothing has ever officially been stated.
Is Kamala Khan queer in the Ms. Marvel series?
Kamala in the MCU Disney plus series could be Bi. There have been hints all around about her with a boy named, Kamran. He is yet to be introduced into the series and something people assumed. But was never officially announced or properly hinted at, Zoe Zimmer. It’s a comic book character who at first was kind of mean but later has a change of heart and starts to hang out with her former friends, Kamala, Bruno, and Nakia again. Zoe is lesbian and has a crush on Nakia in the comics. It would be interesting to see how this would play out in the series. Although never largely hinted at, there is a subtle undertone that Kamala might have something for Zoe or the series could follow the same route as the comics.
Other possibilities of Kamala’s love interests
Other than Zoe, it is pretty much made obvious through the trailer that Kamala has a massive crush on Kamran, a young man who is yet to be introduced in the series. There are also some speculations about Bruno having feelings for Kamala and Kamala might return those feelings. This could also be completely platonic but few scenes in the series and Bruno’s actions speak volumes about how much he loves Kamala, Platonic or otherwise is yet to be deciphered.