The Ms. Marvel premiere features a trip to AvengersCon, a celebration of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes that wouldn’t look out of place in Comic-Con’s Hall H.
Despite being filled with fan service moments and general geekery, Ms. Marvel head writer Bisha K. Ali has revealed a few moments and cosplay cameos had to be left on the cutting room floor.
“At one point, there was a guy dressed in full Korg cosplay and he couldn’t get through the security barriers,” Ali told TVLine (opens in new tab). “That was in a very early draft that no longer exists.”
Other plans – including Valkyrie and the winged horse (something jokingly mentioned offhand by Kamala Khan’s BFF Bruno in an earlier scene) – also didn’t make the cut.
“The bananas first draft of AvengerCon, which will never see the light of day, had everybody in it,” Ali teased.
Thankfully for eagle-eyed Marvel fans, there were still plenty MCU references that did make it into the finished product on Disney Plus. Among the most exciting Ms. Marvel episode 1 Easter eggs was talk of an Ant-Man podcast, plus a quick reference to America’s Ass. Yes, there’s even a free comic for you to pick up if you know where to look – following a new tradition first established in Moon Knight.
Waiting around for more episodes? Discover when the next one drops with the Ms. Marvel release schedule, then find out what else is in store for Kamala Khan in our guide to Marvel Phase 4. Hint: she might just meet her idol Captain Marvel sooner rather than later.