The MCU continues to expand on the small screen and recent efforts such as Moon Knight have proven to be unlike anything that came before it.
After witnessing Oscar Isaac’s debut in the cinematic universe, audiences were welcomed back into it with Ms Marvel, the latest series from creator Bisha K Ali starring Iman Vellani in the titular role of Kamala Khan.
It began premiering on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 on Disney+ and serves as our introduction to the character in the MCU, who is set to appear in forthcoming movie The Marvels alongside Captain Marvel.
Episode 3 has given us a significant amount to digest, including the mention of a new dimension. To bring everybody up to speed, let’s explain the Noor Dimension in Ms Marvel.
The Noor Dimension in Ms Marvel explained
In episode 3 – entitled Destined – Najma reveals she, her peers, and even Kamala’s great-grandmother Aisha are from Noor, an alternate dimension.
Decider reports Noor is home to mythical creatures called Djinn, which originate from folklore. While they can be good, they can also be demonic in nature. Diving into the lore, Kamala’s father teaches them that Djinn can be called The Clandestine.
Considering Djinn blood flows through Kamala as a descendant of the species, she is able to harness the bangles’ power, with the jewellery serving as a nod to the magical rings that were so important to the plot of Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings.
More is expected to be revealed in regards to the Noor as the season unravels, as audiences will be left to wonder why the aforementioned characters were removed from the dimension and left on Earth for decades.
Let’s see what the comics can tell us…
Is Noor taken from Marvel Comics?
No, the concept of the Noor Dimension does not exist in Marvel Comics and was ushered in for Ms Marvel.
However, Games Radar reports the idea of The Clandestine can be read as a reference to Clan Destine of Marvel Comics lore. The Clan Destine consisted of a group of superheroes who were ushered in by Marvel Comics Presents #158 in 1994.
The origins of the group date to Adam and Elalyth, a Djinn, as they are all descendants of her. It remains to be seen whether Ms Marvel will pull from this strand of lore further or has simply reworked this as a nod to fans of the comics.
How many episodes are left?
Ms Marvel consists of six episodes in total – you can check out the remainder of the schedule below:
- Episode 4: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
- Episode 5: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
- Episode 6: Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
Ms Marvel is streaming exclusively on Disney+.