The trailer looks fun. Iman Vellani looks like a good fit for the character. If they follow the usual D+ Marvel shows, it will have a great first couple of episodes, some bloat in the middle, and a “huh” ending. I hope they figure that out and stick the landing.
I also find it interesting that for the MCU she went from shapeshifting powers to energy manipulation. I wonder if they will change up that she is Inhuman.
The Inhuman thing was related to previous Marvel boss Ike Perlmutter (a walking tumor if there ever was one) trying to pump up an alternative super-team to replace the X-Men in multi media ventures because he assumed he’d never get the screen rights back from Fox.
Kevin Feige is distancing himself from Inhumans stuff in a hurry now that he has the steering wheel. Note that the Eternals movie was originally an Inhumans project under Perlmutter and Feige pivoted more or less instantly.
With Ms Marvel, Feige appears to be continuing his pivot away from anything Inhumans-related (as driven by Perlmutter), including this character’s origin story established in the comics, and toward the cosmic-near-magic tech thing that unifies (most of) the MCU.
I doubt they’d change that, but they might de-emphasize it (as the comics largely have) in favor of “his real super ability is being one of the world’s greatest geniuses” (particularly since Tony Stark, one of the few who compete in that regard, is dead in the MCU).
They did have Plastic Man on Arrow for a couple of years and the effects were pretty poor. Mostly it came across as flat looking, even when he would blow himself up into a giant ball. I’m not sure what the FX budget was, but I assume it was pretty low because it was a CW show.
I am not enthused by that trailer. Not the crackly lightning parts and not the scribbling over the scenes parts (please tell me that’s just for the trailer). The cuts are too quick to tell practicaly anything about it, but casting looks fine, I guess.
I’m surprised she didn’t get them back when Chuck died last year. I hope whoever picked up the shape shifting stuff puts it to better use than Chuck did. From what I understand, he only used it to prank children.