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19 Things To Get You Up To Speed Before You Watch Ms. Marvel

Let's get you up to speed on Kamala and her heroic alter-ego before you get stuck in to the show.

Warning: make sure you're up to date with the MCU movies including the latest, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as there's mild spoilers ahead!

Ms. Marvel is the nineteenth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the twelfth installment of Phase Four.

Kevin Feige wearing a black baseball cap and all-black clothes, standing on a stage with the names of future Marvel shows and films projected around him

1. So just exactly who is Ms. Marvel?

Kamala smiling and looking awed as she looks up at something

2. Okay, first, the origin story.

A close-up of Kamala's face, looking worried

3. What are her powers?

Kamala at what looks like an abandoned party, with her fist giant, glowing and purple

4. What are terrigen crystals? What's terrigenesis?

Skye and Tripp looking at Terrigen Crystals in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, both looking worried

5. Why do her powers seem different in the trailer?

Kamala touching the thick bangle at her wrist, with the center of it glowing purple at her touch

6. What can we expect her on-screen powers to be?

A shot of Kamala's notebook, showing doodles of flying pigs in space, Ant-Man versus Man-Ant and scribbled notes like "essay due 16th, include refs and quotes" and "driving lesson today"

Another idea floating around online is that her powers come from the Power Stone. Yes, yes, I know — the Power Stone got obliterated, but their energy stays in the universe because matter cannot be created or destroyed. Take Wanda recreating Vision from the residual energy of the Mind Stone, and Captain Marvel keeping her powers from the Space Stone even after both stones were gone.

So where does Kamala fit in?

Okay, so there's a few possibilities.

7. Possibility one: something akin to the Infinity storyline in the 2013 comics

A shot of Doctor Strange from behind, as buildings fold in in front of him during an incursion

8. Possibility two: she's going to be in the Young Avengers

Remember how Marvel gradually introduced the Infinity Stones throughout the movies, and before we knew it, there was a whole bunch of these world-ending rocks in imminent danger of getting (very literally) into the wrong hands?

Well, there's a theory that Ms. Marvel is going to be in the Young Avengers, as many characters have been introduced on-screen who are in this team in the comics, and there have been fan theories circulating about this team's introduction to the MCU for years. Kamala herself founds a young hero group in the comics, but we'll get to that later on.

So far, we've seen the following Young Avengers in the MCU:

Iron Lad/He Who Remains (Loki)

He Who Remains, smiling with his hands forming a point on the table in front of him

Cassie Lang/Stature (sometimes known as Stinger) (Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp):

Cassie holding her dad's face, looking overjoyed as they are reunited

Kate Bishop/Hawkeye (Hawkeye)

Hawkeye handing Kate Bishop an arrow

Kid Loki (Loki)

Kid Loki standing, looking annoyed

America Chavez/Miss America (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness)

America throwing a punch in mid-air

Speed and Wiccan (Wanda's kids) (WandaVision, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness)

Wanda sitting on the sofa with her two sons, Wiccan and Speed aka Billy and Tommy

Eli Bradley/Patriot (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier)

Eli with his grandfather at the Avengers Museum

9. Or maybe she'll lead Champions

Kamala daydreaming with comic book style thought bubble above her head

10. You're probably wondering if she's anything to do with Captain Marvel, who is also a fairly recent addition to the MCU.

Captain Marvel looking angry, her blonde hair and eyes glowing gold

11. Is she an Inhuman?

A glowing replica of Captain Marvel surrounded by planets and galaxy projections at a fan event

12. The importance of identity, race, and religion

Kamala sitting with her friend Bruno, chatting at night time

13. A character after our own hearts

Kamala looking at the mirror at herself in a homemade Captain Marvel outfit

14. Canine companion

Kate Bishop, Hawkeye and Lucky the Pizza Dog sitting on a stoop

15. Who can we expect to see?

Kamala, Nakia and Bruno smiling

16. What about villains?

Kang as the variant from the show Loki

17. Superhero in training

Ms. Marvel creating an energy shield to protect a man behind her

18. Ms. Marvel will have "Scott Pilgrim vibes"

Kamala looking incredulous and amused, with a comic style speech bubble above her head saying "You get WHAT?"

19. Is there a link to Moon Knight?

Kamala and a pile of books, the one on top entitled "World History" and showing a sarcophagus

So what do you think? Will you be watching Ms. Marvel, and do you have any theories about the show's potential storyline? Let me know in the comments!