Doctor Strange 2 and Thor Connections Revealed
Ms. Marvel is halfway through its Disney+ run, and the show unveils all sorts of major surprises and ties to the larger MCU. Iman Vellani’s introduction of Kamala Khan is set to connect to her big screen debut in Wonders, teaming up with Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers against an unknown threat. However, the series seems to be teasing that the origins of the titular hero will also have a lasting impact on the interconnected franchise.
In the first two episodes, Ms. Marvel featured Kamala’s family and friends, her struggles as a teenager, and her struggles with her newfound powers. Episode 2 took things in a different direction as the young hero had visions of an unknown woman from a different dimension, due to the powerful bracelet she obtained from the first episode.
Now, after a crazy ending to episode 2, the series’ latest episode has finally given a straight answer about the bracelet’s origins.
Ms. Marvel Introduces The Noor Dimension
Warning – the rest of the article contains spoilers for episode 3 of Mrs. Marvel.
In episode 3 of Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan discovered that her great-grandmother is a Djinn and a member of the ClanDestines, a group of Djinn exiles from the Noor Dimension. The DestinyClans have been trapped on Earth since 1942, with Najma (the wife of Kamala’s visions) revealing that the bracelet holds the key to their return home.
At first, Kamala was willing to help Najma and the rest of the DestinyClans return home, even asking her best friend, Bruno Carrelli, to help her search for Noor and the Djinn lore. When Bruno said that it all pointed to interdimensional travel, he specifically mentioned Dr. Erik Selvig, Stellan Skarsgård’s character from the Thor franchise:
“Actually, it reminds me of an article I read. I think it’s by Dr. Erik Selvig.”
Selvig is a renowned astrophysicist and close friend of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor. The character’s last appearance in the MCU was in 2015. Avengers: Age of Ultronwhere he aided Thor with his own visions of the Infinity Stones.
The mere mention of an article involving interdimensional travel could serve as a clue that Selvig managed to write down his experiences in Thor, The Avengersand Thor: The Dark Worldwhich makes sense since all three adventures involved traveling to different worlds and opening all sorts of portals.
It’s unclear when his article was written, but it’s possible that Selvig learned even more about alternate dimensions as the MCU progressed, which may be useful for more than one MCU project.
In the end, the ClanDestines showed Kamala their true colors, with the group launching an attack on the young hero at his brother’s wedding. This comes after Najma found out, through Kamran, that Kamala was hesitant to help them after Bruno warned her that “some things could explode.”
During the thrilling battle, Kamala witnessed a vision of a train, startling the Najma and the FatesClans, which led to their capture. The train in the vision had a Karachi tag in front of it, potentially suggesting it was linked to the escape of Muneeba’s family during the partition. In Episode 2, Yusuf Khan, Kamala’s father, explained that Muneeba’s family had to take the last train to Karachi to save themselves from harm.
It is unknown if the train in the vision came from the Noor dimension, but it is possible that Aisha sent it as a distraction to save her great-granddaughter from harm. It could also be how Aisha communicates with Kamala and the rest of her family, given that her Nanni also saw the vision.
This possibly indicates that Kamala’s grandmother is in possession of another bracelet, explaining how she was also able to see the vision.
Predicting the Future of Noor Dimension’s MCU and the Impact of Phase 4
In the MCU, dimensions are a separate concept from alternate Earths or the multiverse in general. Two good examples are the dark dimension of strange doctor franchise, a kingdom where the dangerous Dormammu resides, and Ta Lo of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a mystical village where the Great Protector resides.
There is a strong chance that Ms. Marvel eventually reveals the true Noor dimension, similar to how Shang Chi and strange doctor fully highlighted their respective dimensions. While the Noor Dimension isn’t straight from the pages of Marvel Comics, the fact that Noor translates to Light might hint that it’s the opposite of the Dark Dimension.
At the end of Multiverse of madness, Charlize Theron’s Clea has recruited Doctor Strange to fix an incursion, with the pair heading to the Dark Dimension. While it’s still unclear if the origin of the incursion occurred in the Dark Dimension, this interdimensional plane appears to be crucial to the ongoing conflict.
Since the strange doctor the sequel takes place before the events of Mrs Marvel, it’s possible the incursion will still occur during the Kamala Khan-directed series. As a result, the Noor dimension could also be affected.
The incursion may have amplified the bracelet’s power to allow Aisha to communicate with her family on Earth while sending a beacon to Najma and the other Djinns, leading to their discovery of Kamala.
America Chavez’s powers appear to be limited to traveling between universes rather than between dimensions. Perhaps Erik Selvig will be able to provide insight into incursions affecting other dimensions, or lend a hand in doctor strange 3 helping the characters figure out how to traverse dimensions to pursue Strange and Clea. Wong may not be as familiar with visiting these kinds of realms despite being the Sorcerer Supreme, so he may need some expert advice.
Alternatively, Ms. Marvel herself can break the case of traveling between dimensions with her bracelet, so could be another point of contact in a follow-up. Multiverse of Madness.
In the comics, there’s actually a Light sizes, a reality with an abundance of photon energy that has been used to create a new Captain Marvel. However, Ms. MarvelThe latest episode proved that the Noor Dimension is different from Marvel Comics’ Light Dimension.
From what has been revealed so far, the Noor dimension is more than just an interdimensional reality as it allows someone with a connection to the Djinn to communicate with the wearer of the bracelet through visions. . The dimension also appears to be the source of the bracelet’s powers, with Kamala being able to draw heavily from it due to her connection to Aisha.
Be that as it may, it is clear that the Noor dimension will be thoroughly explored in Ms. Marvelthe last three episodes, and the bigger picture will become clearer once Kamala discovers the truth behind the bracelet, the Djinn, and her true heritage.
Ms. MarvelThe first three episodes are now streaming on Disney+.