Episode 4's Twist Ending (Exclusive) by the Ms. Marvel Director

Episode 4's Twist Ending (Exclusive) by the Ms. Marvel Director ...

Kamala Khan's introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a far different sequence of events than anyone might have anticipated when the character's project was first announced. Among them would be the complete overhaul of her power set. Instead of stretchy skin and size-morphing abilities, she became able to summon light constructs.

Even despite Black Bolt's recent inclusion in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Kamala is a Clandestine.

Despite all of these changes, audiences are still enjoying the series. Not only that, but it's been a wonderful vehicle for interested parties to get a masterfully crafted representation of Kamala.

The rest of this article contains spoilers for Episode 4 of Marvel.

There is no greater illustration of this than when the characterfinds herself in the major twist conclusion of Episode 4, in 1947, during the actual Partition.

Putting an End to the Twist

Shareem Obaid-Chinoy, who directed the series' fourth and fifth episodes, spoke forth about Episode 4's unexpected conclusion and the great responsibility she had in educating the world about The Partition in an exclusive interview with The Directs Russ Milheim.

The director revealed how, in order to bring The Partition to life on the program, she took tens of thousands of photographs from 1947 and worked to recreate frames from actual photographs:

You know, telling the story of The Partition requires great responsibility. And I took hundreds of photographs from 1947. And I worked with the crew and the cast to recreate frames from real photographs."

She continued elaborating how Kamala Khan isn't a superhero at the time she's literally catching these frantic conversations:

So that Kamala Khan is witnessing history. She is not a superhero at that moment. She's literally catching these frantic conversations. And I think that anyone who watches it anywhere in the world would find a connection to it if you make it personal.

The director noted how that term [has] been] loosely [been] thrown around in South Asia, and that it might just be the label that locals used to refer to those who [are] different:

Djinn is a term that's just used in South Asia, and I think we wanted to make clear that anyone who is different, or anyone who has powers that originate from, you know, unexplained sources, might be mistaken for their origins.

Thanks to an introduction to the Red Daggers, a local organization that aims to protect the bangle and the world in general, Kamala Khan received this information.

Obaid-Chinoy explained that the group might very easily be re-integrated into the MCU [in the future], but for the purpose of this series, they are making sure that [the Kasala Khans] are protected:

I think that much of the Red Daggers, [and] Kareem, are relevant to Pakistan, you know, and to that part of the world, and they draw from the history of using daggers and the costumes and everything is very relevant to that region of the world. But for you know, they could very easily be pulled into the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for something different for Kamala Khan. And for the first time in the series, she knows that other people have a higher calling and we're

Kamala feels like she's part of something greater in a great moment when Iman Vellanis' hero receives a very special vest.

Waleed gives her the vest, and it's a very special moment because she feels like she's part of something bigger, but also that there are others who will bring her back if she need it. And quite literally in the next moment, they have her back.

She really wanted to put [in] all of what Karachi had to offer on a visual level, including some really powerful trucks and seven people riding a motorbike:

Gary Powell and I sort of collaborate on making sure that we respect the environment as much as possible. We wanted her to be on the streets. We wanted her to be running through it. We wanted her to be a big chase so that you feel like you're, you know, walking through the streets of Karachi.

The Sad Truth About the Partition

A good majority of Marvel's Western viewers aren't aware of what The Partition is, nor what actually happened during those tragic events in history. Those horrifying moments in the mid-1900s have been revealed throughout the show, but now it appears like Kamala Khan will be going into the rut.

Hopefully, wherever this fifth episode goes with the story, it'll be done in a respectful, informative, and entertaining manner. Even after seeing how the director recreated actual scenes from the event, it's hard to imagine the show will miss the point.

Ms. Marvel's creative energy seems to be wasting time proving that Marvel Studios knows what it's doing with its approach to bringing the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Kamala's personal heritage and culture will inform her future appearances and storylines, such as her future collaboration with Carol Danvers.

Ms. Marvel is now available on Disney, with new episodes streaming every Wednesday.

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