Ms. Marvel, which is now available on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar, introduces the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Muslim superhero, the first Pakistani-American superhero, and the first superhero who is also an Avengers superfan. And the first episode of Ms. Marvel, which will be released on Wednesday at 12:30pm IST, will be the first time we’ve seen a post-credits scene attached to the first episode of an MCU series. Of course, post-credits scenes are nothing new to Marvel, who were largely responsible for popularizing them. It’s used to bring in a pair of adults who will no doubt stand in Kamala Khan’s (Iman Vellani) way on Ms. Marvel episode 1, which is devoid of villains.
Ms. Marvel episode 1 mid-credits scene
Ms. Marvel episode 1 newest series concludes with Kamala and her best friend Bruno (Matt Lintz) attending AvengerCon, where Kamala inadvertently discovers she now has superpowers. It appears that the bangle she received in the mail from her Nani (maternal grandmother) has something to do with it. Of course, Kamala isn’t used to having superpowers, so it’s only natural that she’d wreak havoc with them at AvengerCon. Though her abilities initially impress the audience, things begin to go downhill after she accidentally snaps the cables holding a giant (fake) Mjolnir aloft.
As the Mjolnir begins to swing like a pendulum, Kamala’s classmate Zoe (Laurel Marsden), who is also participating in the Captain Marvel cosplay with her, becomes entangled in it. As a stunned Kamala gasps in disbelief, Zoe clutches the Mjolnir for dear life. However, Zoe eventually loses her grip and is thrown into the air. Kamala leaps into action — despite having no idea how her abilities work — and catches Zoe before she falls, her right arm elongating (like Elastigirl from The Incredibles) and her palm expanding in size. This is accurate for Ms. Marvel’s abilities in the comics.
Given that this is all taking place at a large fan convention, Kamala’s antics — dressed in her Captain Marvel costume — are being recorded and broadcast all over the Internet by those in attendance. The Ms. Marvel episode 1 mid-credits scene begins with a detective viewing footage of Kamala’s activities at AvengerCon on her phone. Agent Deever (Alysia Reiner, Orange Is the New Black) tells her partner Agent Cleary (Arian Moayed, Succession) after seeing a portion of the video, “Check this out. “A teen girl attends AvengerCon.”
By the way, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Agent Cleary. Moayed also appeared in last year’s interdimensional adventure Spider-Man: No Way Home as a Department of Damage Control officer, where he briefly interrogated Peter Parker, his friends, and his family after Parker’s Spider-Man identity was revealed to the public. He’s the first crossover MCU character to appear on Ms. Marvel, similar to how Randall Park’s FBI agent Jimmy Woo transitioned from Ant-Man and the Wasp to the bizarre sitcom WandaVision.
Anyway, back to the mid-credits scene in Ms. Marvel episode 1. Cleary comments on the video he’s been shown by Deever, “A cosplayer with too much time on their hands.” But it appears Cleary hasn’t gotten to the good part yet, where Kamala’s limbs will do what the rest of us can’t, as Deever responds, “Not this one.” I’ve never seen such abilities.” Cleary’s demeanor shifts as he focuses on the video, and he adds, “Whoa. Bring her in, please.” Deever nods and walks away, but the camera stays on Cleary’s face, as if he has an ulterior motive.
Or perhaps I’m reading too much into it. We’ll probably find out more as Ms. Marvel releases new episodes every Wednesday. Ms. Marvel episode 2 premieres on Disney+ and Disneyland on June 15 at 12:30pm IST/ 12am PT.