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Marvel Comics issues statement denying Kevin Feige's involvement in Ms. Marvel's death

Marvel Comics issues statement denying Kevin Feige's involvement in Ms. Marvel's death

Marvel has denied a rumor that Kevin Feige was involved with the decision to kill off Kamala Khan and synergize the character with the MCU. Feige, who has long served as president of Marvel Studios, was named Marvel's chief creative officer in 2019, putting him in charge of Marvel's overall creative direction across all mediums, including film, TV and animation, and publishing. But spokespeople for Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios issued statements refuting claims that Feige requested the comic book storyline, which saw Kamala die heroically in the pages of "Amazing Spider-Man" #26.


The Marvel Universe mourned Kamala's death in "Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel" #1, which hit the stands in July. Just two weeks later, in "X-Men: Hellfire Gala 2023" #1, Kamala was resurrected using mutant technology, and the issue revealed that she is both a mutant and an Inhuman. Kamala then joined the X-Men and started her own comic book, "Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant". Marvel: The New Mutant", co-written by Iman Vellani.


The screenwriter of "Miles Morales: Spider-Man", Cody Ziglar, told the Amazing Spider Talk podcast how the co-screenwriter of "As Marvel" and current screenwriter of "Amazing Spider-Man", Zeb Wells, was commissioned to kill Kamala, supposedly at Feige's request.


"[Wells] had told me months before Feige's plan, which was like, 'Hey, I don't do this very often, but, can you please do this to bring things in line with Marvel because we have some things we want to do with Kamala'. So [Wells] was like, 'F***, am I the guy who's going to 'draw the short straw'? People are going to be really mad that I have to kill Ms. Marvel,'" Ziglar said.


Gizmodo reports that a Marvel Comics spokesperson "categorically denied" the rumor and added that Kamala's death and resurrection as a mutant was an "explicitly editorial decision," planned long before "Amazing Spider-Man" #26. A separate statement from Marvel Studios also denied Feige's involvement in the decision.


The Disney+ series "Ms. Marvel" ended with the revelation that the MCU's Kamala is a mutant, not an Inhuman as in the comics. However, Sana Amanat - Kamala's co-creator and the executive producer of "Ms. Marvel" - revealed in 2022 that she was a mutant. Marvel" - revealed in 2022 that the original plans for the Kamala comic envisaged her as a mutant in 2013. As she was created at a time when Marvel was downplaying the X-Men and other (at the time) Fox-controlled characters in favor of pushing the Inhumans, it would be another decade before Marvel Comics could recast Ms. Marvel as a mutant.



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