Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed a film starring the first Muslim American superhero “is definitely sort of in the works” in an interview with the BBC.
Ms. Marvel first appeared in Marvel Comics in the late 1960s as Carol Danvers, the female counterpart to Captain Marvel.
After 2012, Danvers became known as Captain Marvel in honor of the late Mar-Vell. Marvel Studios’ first female-led film, “Captain Marvel,” features Brie Larson as Danvers and debuts in 2019.
The current and fourth character to take the name Ms. Marvel was first introduced in 2014’s “Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal” as a 16-year-old inspired by Captain Marvel herself. Ms. Marvel now stars the character Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teen from New Jersey.
Khan’s character, who has a unique genetic makeup that allows her to heal, grow and shrink at will, was created by Sana Amanat, G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona.
After hearing news of the upcoming film, Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed tweeted that he wanted to get in on the screenplay fun and tagged fellow South Asian actors Kumail Nanjiani and Mindy Kaling.
Writers Amanat and Wilson were certainly intrigued.