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November 26th, 2019, 20:27
Virgin Media hosted a special preview event of the upcoming Marvel's Avengers game in London last week, and Shaun Escayg (the game's creative director/writer) was on-hand to answer questions. We jumped at the chance to ask Escayg about two characters that have been teased slightly in the game's promotional materials: Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel) and Hank Pym (aka Ant-Man).
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It has already been confirmed that the shape-shifting young superhero Kamala Khan (aka Ms Marvel (https://www.denofgeek.com/uk/games/marvels-avengers-game/68129/avengers-game-hands-on-with-ms-marvels-embiggening-combat)) will play a key role in the game, picking up Inhuman superpowers early on and then reuniting Earth's mightiest heroes a little while later. As well as Kamala, the confirmed heroes that you'll be able to play as are Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Black Widow.
Although we haven't seen Captain Marvel in the game's trailers yet, we have seen some pretty big clues that allude to her: Kamala wears a Captain Marvel TV shirt and hangs a Captain Marvel keyring from her bag. These little pieces of merchandise seem to confirm that, just like in the comics, Kamala will take inspiration from Carol Danvers in the game.
Asked about Captain Marvel's existence in the world of Marvel's Avengers game, which is set in a different continuity to the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, Escayg said this: "Well, I mean, this is Kamala Khan's origin story. So it's really focused on her wanting first to cure herself of this Inhuman disease. And then, by trying to do that, indirectly, [she] sort of assembles these Avengers that she's a huge fan of. But more importantly, [it's about] the lessons that she teaches these Avengers on that journey to her own self-discovery and her own becoming of this hero. So the focus or core story of Kamala's role is sort of reassembly and then self-acceptance and challenging these particular heroes."