Captain Marvel struck theaters earlier this year like a lightning bolt, garnering solid critical reviews and making huge amounts of cash. So obviously, Marvel Studios is interested in expanding the character’s lore in any way possible, and fans are clamoring to see her Ms. Marvel successor Kamala Khan hit the big screen next.
Now, The Office alum Mindy Kaling has revealed that she’s taken talks with House of Ideas to bring the character to life. In an interview with MTV News, she explained that she’s had discussions with Disney regarding a Kamala Khan project, saying:
“I think the people I’ve spoken to Marvel about it are so excited about the character and I think that they’re trying to figure out what to do with it, and, I told them I would help in any way because I truly love her… They really seemed interested, and I think they will probably do something. Now that there’s like this streaming service with them, it might be something like that, but I think they understand how much there is the excitement.”
Kevin Feige has previously confirmed the MCU will introduce Kamala, but in a manner both natural to their overarching story and respectful to the character’s history.
As most comic book fans are aware, Carol Danvers wasn’t the first Captain Marvel. Before taking up that mantle, Danvers spent the first few decades of her publication as Ms. Marvel, which she eventually moved on from in 2014. Since someone needed to fill that void, Sana Amanat and G. Willow Wilson relaunched the title with Kamala Khan, a super-powered teenager and Carol’s biggest fan.
Khan is Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic book, and Kaling and several other Desi entertainers, like Men in Black: International’s Kumail Nanjiani and Rogue One‘s Riz Ahmed, have been vocal in their support of adapting the Pakistani-American superhero from the page to the screen.
Considering both fans and big name stars alike are calling for Kamala Khan’s introduction to the MCU, and Captain Marvel is set to lead the way for the next Phase, it should be safe to assume we’ll see Ms. Marvel pop up on screen sooner rather than later.
Source: MTV News