This past Wednesday's season finale of Ms. Marvel concluded with a couple of major surprises, with the reveal that Kamala Khan was a mutant closely followed by a post-credits scene featuring a familiar face.
As Kamala returns from patrol and prepares to start her homework, we see her bangle begin to glow. The budding superhero inspects the powerful device, and is instantly transported away in a flash of light after crashing through her closet door. A figure emerges, but it's Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), who looks around in confusion before rushing out the door.
We're not exactly sure what happened (it's assumed that Kamala and Carol Danvers switched places and the former is now on another planet somewhere), but we do know that the sequence will directly tie into next year's The Marvels, and Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have now confirmed the connection between both MCU projects while revealing that the 2023 movie's director Nia DaCosta actually helmed the stinger.
"So, that was actually — Nia DaCosta shot that while she was shooting The Marvels," Fallah explained to Collider. "She was on set with Brie Larson and Iman, and she didn't know that scene was going to be used for the post-credit scene. Marvel is very good in separating all the things. So, we would always ask Kevin [Feige], 'Yo, when's Captain Marvel going to show up?' And he would always tell us, 'Don't worry about it. You'll see.' Meanwhile, he has said to Nia DaCosta, 'Just shoot that scene. We need that. And you'll see.' And all of a sudden, when we were calibrating the final episodes after the credits, we said, 'Oh. There's Captain Marvel.' So that was a big surprise for us, as well. But it was pretty cool. It was pretty cool."
We now have some idea how Danvers and Khan will link-up in The Marvels, but it remains to be seen how Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) will factor into the sequel after developing abilities of her own in WandaVision.
"Ms. Marvel is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City," reads the show's updated synopsis. "An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega fan with an oversized imagination—particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with super powers, right?"
Ms. Marvel stars Iman Vellani, Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Nakli, Azhar Usman, Travina Springer, and Nimra Bucha.