Fan site MCU Founder’s Jeremy Conrad recently let it slip that Marvel has found their ‘Kamala Khan’ AKA Ms. Marvel for their TV show. Most of us Ms Marvel fans couldn’t help but went back to reviewing the comics and refreshing all the details after hearing this good news.
Ms. Marvel starts filming in just a couple of months. It’s a 2021 release. https://t.co/8jpR7g7dfs
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) January 1, 2020
After all, we’ve got to higher our expectations after a phenomenal decade of Marvel films and MCU. (or maybe that’s just me).
Regardless, one Twitter user ‘White Mughals’ really just did raise expectations by pointing out how the comics even quoted Amir Khusro’s poem on Basant.
Amir Khusro's poem on Basant, "Sakal bun phool rahi sarson", was quoted in a very important scene in @Marvel Comics' Ms. Marvel, when the heroine #KamalaKhan realizes her powers. pic.twitter.com/fJnbYc7hyY
— White Mughals Fan (@WhiteMughalsFan) January 30, 2020
For those who are unaware, Amir Khusro is a famed Sufi poet from pre-partition Indian sub-continent. Having his verse quoted in her comic book is quite a nice touch for fans.
Here’s the verse that ended up in her book:
“Sakal bun phool rahi sarson, shakal bun phool rahi … Umbva putay, tesu phulay, Koyal bolay daar daar, Aur gori karat singaarn, (Mustard blooms, mustard blooms …. Mango buds bloom, buds bloom, Koel sings (Asian Koel a type of Cuckoo bird), and the fair/white maiden dolls up)”
Desi Twitter Goes All Out
Of course, Desi Twitter went all out with the reminder.
— Arun Prakash Ray (@aruntrg) January 30, 2020
People are sharing excitement about Basant and a bit of history.
— g katyan misra (@kamlesm) January 30, 2020
Except some of us don’t remember this happening.
Bhai, muje to ye morph kiya hua lagta hai. Aapki kya raay hai?
— AVNISH GOR (@AvnishGor) January 30, 2020
Before we get ahead of ourselves, this scene was not in the original series by G. Willow Wilson and Sana Amanat. This scene was added by the current writer Saladin Ahmed.
He’s added quite a few cultural tidbits that every desi can relate to.
— David Betancourt (@adcfanboy) March 13, 2019
When brown parents tag along.
when you're a superhero saving an alien world and its sexy prince but your parents are along for the ride
THE MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #3 is out now! pic.twitter.com/EK54Lrl2pE
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) May 29, 2019
The writer really grasped the dynamics of how Kamala really is just a multi-cultural teenager.
Explosions! Shirtless alien revolutionaries! Muslim American family growing pains! And the answer to what happened THAT DAY between Kamala and Bruno… pic.twitter.com/HZ26hAknsV
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) June 22, 2019
We can safely say Saladin Ahmed’s interpretation of the beloved character is welcome.
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