Recently, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced that there are plans to introduce Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe sometime after the release of Captain Marvel. Interestingly enough, actor Riz Ahmed has expressed interest in penning the screenplay for a potential Ms. Marvel film with Mindy Kaling and Kumail Nanjiani.
Ahmed took to Twitter to throw his, Kaling and Nanjiani’s names into the mix in bringing Kamala Khan’s story to the big screen:
— Riz Ahmed (@rizmc) May 16, 2018
Kaling also expressed her love for the character in response to Ahmed’s Tweet:
Riz! I am obsessed with this comic book, I’ve read them all. I love Kamala Khan. https://t.co/f3PevhfUzv
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) May 16, 2018
Ahmed will next be seen in this year’s Venom alongside Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams. Kaling will be seen in this year’s Ocean’s 8 alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway. Nanjiani currently stars in HBO’s Silicon Valley alongside Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr and Christopher Evan Welch. Nanjiani’s script for The Big Sick was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards.
Ms. Marvel, who also goes by the name Kamala Khan, was created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Adrian Alphona. Khan is Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. Khan made her first appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) before going on to star in the solo series Ms. Marvel, which debuted in February 2014. Khan is a teenage Pakistani American from Jersey City, New Jersey with shapeshifting abilities and assumes the mantle of Ms. Marvel from her idol, Carol Danvers after Danvers becomes Captain Marvel.
If a film centered on Kamala Khan was to be made, would you like to see talents like Ahmed, Kaling and/or Nanjiani use their writing skills to bring the character to life? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest updates in the MCU.
Here is the synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright.
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters now.
10 DC Comics Stories That Could Top ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
Now that general audiences have seen Avengers: Infinity War, nothing will ever be the same for the DC films. Avengers: Infinity War feels more like an event starring everyone’s favorite characters than a traditional movie, and it will be hard for Warner Bros. to replicate that feeling of excitement for their comic book movies. DC’s counter-part to Avengers, Justice League, didn’t achieve nearly the same level of success and now the studio has to think of a new plan to get their cinematic universe chugging along.
Fortunately, DC Comics has a huge repertoire of epic, personal stories to explore for cinematic potential. While Thanos may be more destructive than the villains in some of these stories, that doesn’t mean these adventures don’t result in real, destructive changes in the DC Universe. After forcing DC’s finest heroes to fight Doomsday and Steppenwolf, two of the publisher’s strongest villains, on the big screen so early in the cinematic universe’s history, WB may want to step back and focus on personal stories. Even if none of these plotlines make it to the big screen, and if they do they would all require some major tweaking, they are all excellent examples of DC’s finest work.
Hit Next to discover 10 DC Comics storylines that could top Avengers: Infinity War.