Fans are very excited to see the first female solo film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe starring Brie Larson as the titular character Captain Marvel. While doing an interview to promote Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel chief Kevin Feige was asked if another female Marvel character would be introduced and his answer is definitely what fans wanted to hear.
When being asked about Captain Marvel, the question arose if Ms. Marvel, a female Muslim hero from the comics with ties to Captain Marvel, would ever be considered for the MCU. Feige then responded that there are in fact plans to bring the character Kamala Khan to the big screen. You can check out the video below:
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.
Fans know that Captain Marvel is somewhat of a prequel film and will take place in the 90’s. We will most likely see Captain Marvel in the untitled Avengers 4 film coming out next year. So once Larson establishes herself in the MCU, then it should be no issue introducing Ms. Marvel very soon after. This character would be the first Muslim superhero to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is very exciting news and a true testament to Marvel’s commitment to diversity within their properties.
What are your thoughts on Marvel introducing Ms. Marvel to the MCU? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Jude Law as Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, and Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer. Ben Mendelsohn, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte and McKenna Grace are also on board in undisclosed roles. Here’s the official synopsis:
The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel is slated to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.