Kamala “Ms. Marvel” Khan, Marvel’s first Muslim superhero, appears bound for her film debut. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed as much in a clip from an interview with the BBC that appeared online on Friday (May 11) before the outlet ran a partial transcript today (May 14).
In an interview with the BBC, Kevin Feige has confirmed that Ms Marvel “is definitely in the works. We have plans once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel to the World.” Ahhh! ? pic.twitter.com/l6nYIwwUJp— We Have a Hulk (@wehaveahulkpod) May 12, 2018
“‘Captain Marvel’ is shooting right now with Brie Larson [in the lead role],” Feige said in the clip. “Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who was inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely, sort of, in the works. We have plans for that once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel.”
Marvel published its first comic focused on Khan, “Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal,” in 2014. It depicts Khan as a Pakistani-American teenager in Jersey City, New Jersey, who suddenly discovers an ability to shapeshift.
Fans celebrated Feige’s disclosure and opined about how to best depict Khan on social media:
if they actually introduce Ms Marvel (Kamala Khan) into the MCU, she deserves to be portrayed by a dark skinned, muslim Pakistani girl under the age of 21 and literally nobody else. pic.twitter.com/O4W3605Fg3— Devi ka 5 (@spaceIaw) May 12, 2018
I’m so excited for Ms Marvel I just hope an actual Pakistani gets to play the role instead of whitewashing it and giving it to a white person like what happened w Ghost in the Shell & Scarlett Johansson playing a character who’s supposed to be Asian smh— sukhi (@mairanotmaria2) May 14, 2018
Its rare to get stories about young Muslim girls. Ms Marvel we need you. pic.twitter.com/9OSKaRybWt— Farrah Khan (@farrah_khan) May 12, 2018