We've seen the usual suspects among the ranks of Marvel's Avengers, but a more recent addition the Marvel universe has been confirmed as joining the fray today. Developer Crystal Dynamics confirmed at New York Comic-Con 2019 that Kamala Khan, also known as Ms. Marvel, will be playable in the superhero brawler.
Publisher Square Enix confirmed Khan's appearance in a previous trailer, saying that she was present during the events of A-Day, the catastrophic attack that kicks off Marvel's Avengers' story. After jumping forward, we get to see how much of a role Khan is playing in the story. She seems pretty central, having uncovered evidence of potential framing and a cover-up of the Avengers, so she urges both Tony Stark and Bruce Banner to investigate further.
There's also a few clips of Khan's shape-changing abilities, enlarging her fists and feet to slap some robots silly. While the main antagonist behind the events of A-Day hasn't been revealed yet, it's cool to see a fresher face in the cast, urging along the old and jaded Avengers.
Khan has been a fan-favorite in the Marvel universe, first appearing in 2013 and becoming the first Muslim character to headline a comic book. She took over the mantle of Ms. Marvel after Carol Danvers became Captain Marvel, the hero most Marvel Cinematic Universe movie-goers would know her as. Khan hasn't appeared on the silver screen yet, though there is a Ms. Marvel series taking place in the MCU set to air on Disney's new Disney+ streaming service.
Though Marvel's Avengers had a rocky first impression thanks in part to its character designs, Kamala Khan is looking pretty awesome in this trailer. The added story clips help, too; so far we've had a lot of gameplay showing the Avengers beating up bad dudes, but the narrative has been pretty straightforward. Khan and her drive to find who framed the Avengers—and why—is a bit more compelling of a narrative drive than we've had in other trailers so far.
Marvel's Avengers is set to arrive May 15, 2020. If you're curious about how it plays, be sure to check out our impressions from E3 2019.