At the end of Marvel Studios‘ The Marvels, Vellani’s Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel begins to assemble a new team of young superheroes, staring with Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop/Hawkeye. Speaking with ComicBook’s Phase Zero podcast, Vellani revealed that an earlier draft of The Marvels’ script included a different version of this scene where the Young Avengers team was already formed.
What did the original Young Avengers scene look like?
“Yes, I mean, it was like pretty much the same lines,” Vellani explained. “I think they were trying their best to incorporate as many as they can. But, I think its better that we see Kamala actually form the Young Avengers starting from the beginning. Because, there was a version where they already exist and I was like, ‘That doesn’t make any sense’ and they were like ‘We know, we’re not gonna film this.’
“But, yeah, I think it was really fun and I loved working with Hailee for just that one day that I got to meet her and see her and talk to her. She’s so… it was nice just having someone to relate to about the super suits and… you know, where the future of the Young Avengers lies. So, yeah I’m very excited. Hopefully, that turns into something real…. It’s my favorite part about the first Avengers film too. When Nick Fury and Scarlett Johansson, they all gather together, and they’re like ‘we’re a team now.’”
Directed by Nia DaCosta, The Marvels also stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, Zawe Ashton as Dar-Benn, Park Seo-joon as Prince Yan, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
The MCU movie is currently playing in United States theaters.