If Black Panther and Wonder Woman made you excited about the possibility of future diverse superhero movies, then boy, do I have some great news for you: Marvel is apparently considering making a feature about Ms. Marvel, a young, Muslim female superhero.
Ms. Marvel is the alter-ego of an American Muslim teenager of Pakistani descent, named Kamala Khan. The character was introduced by Marvel Comics in 2014, and Khan is supposedly inspired to pursue superherodom by none other than Carol Danvers, AKA Captian Marvel herself.
According to Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, there are already discussions about the possibility of Ms. Marvel getting a movie after the release of the currently untitled Captain Marvel movie in 2019.
Marvel is planning to do Miss Marvel after Captain Marvel y’all
Muslims. Prepare to finally be represented. pic.twitter.com/SKFofLDmBt
— R O D Y ⚡ IW SPOILERS (@StaarksHeart) May 12, 2018
Twitter is 100% ready for Marvel to take this groundbreaking step in superhero movies — that is, as long as the role is cast appropriately.
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
please can marvel accurately cast ms marvel, it’s so important that they get this right
— beth (@midtownbarnes) May 12, 2018
ms marvel was the first comic i ever bought with my own money. if kamala comes to the mcu im gonna lose my mind with excitement
— amelia (@marvelame) May 12, 2018
Kamala isn’t the first iteration of the Ms. Marvel characters in Marvel Comics, but she has certainly become the most popular. While it remains to be seen whether or not Marvel will give the green light on this particular project, it would certainly be refreshing to see a Muslim character playing an important and badass role in a superhero universe — particularly considering the fact that Muslim representation onscreen is already pretty paltry.