Marvel’s first Muslim superhero Ms Marvel is set to join the cinematic universe
Muslim superhero Ms Marvel – aka Kamala Khan – will become a prominent figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Marvel president Kevin Feige confirmed Marvel “has plans” for the character.
The best part is that Miss Marvel is a teenage American Muslim girl of Pakistani descent named Kamala Khan.
In an interview with the BBC, Feige said that “Ms Marvel … the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely sort of in the works.”
“We have plans for that once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel to the world,” Feige said.
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Khan is a teenage Pakistani-American from New Jersey who possesses the powers of shapeshifting and healing factor. The character was launched in the comic books in 2013.
Her character followed the career of Captain Marvel and went by the code name Ms. Marvel once she discovered her own abilities.
Feige did not provide any further details, but suggested that the Ms. Marvel movie will follow the 2019 release of the Captain Marvel movie, starring Brie Larson.
Ms. Marvel’s character was created by G. Willow Wilson and Ian Herring. “It was really important for me to portray Kamala as someone who is struggling with her faith,” Wilson told NYTimes during Khan’s debut. “It’s about the universal experience of all American teenagers, feeling kind of isolated and finding what they are through the lens of being a Muslim-American.”