Move Over, Peter Parker: Looks Like Spider-Man is Being Replaced in MCU Phase 5
Is Tom Holland's era really over?
After the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home fans expected to see more of Tom Holland as a friendly neighborhood Peter Parker, considering the mixed feelings the movie's ending left us with.
However, as Phase 5 approached, it became crystal clear that Tom Holland was off the grid for the near future.
This came as a surprise to many fans who expected Peter Parker to continue as the main hero and get his worthy finale. But MCU has other plans as they are ready to introduce a new teenage superhero.
Kamala Khan, also known as Ms. Marvel, was created in 2013 by Marvel editor Sana Amanat and writer G. Willow Wilson. She quickly became a fan favorite for her relatable character and unique abilities (the power of shape-shifting).
Kamala is a Pakistani-American who idolizes heroes like Captain Marvel and the Avengers, and after she gains her powers, she takes it upon herself to protect her community.
Not only is Kamala Khan one of the few Muslim superheroes, but she is also one of the few teenage superheroes in the MCU, which will definitely offer a fresh take on the superhero genre and attract a wider audience.
Kamala Khan will introduce a new generation of superheroes that may be more relatable to Gen Z than our beloved Spider-Man.
Her powers can be used to explore new themes and relationships in the MCU that have never been addressed before.
Her shape-shifting ability will also allow for unique fight scenes and a wider range of storytelling possibilities.
After being introduced in her solo show, the teenage superhero will be back on the screens this November in The Marvels movie.
And even though many fans consider Kamala taking over Peter Parker's place, we think it's just a new breath of fresh air in the MCU universe.
And who says Tom Holland won't be back? Let him take his time.