Kevin Feige Wants Ms. Marvel In The Marvel Cinematic Universe In A Few Years
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has claimed that he and the others working on the Marvel Cinematic Universe have plans to introduce the Kamala Khan version of Ms. Marvel not too long after 2019’s Avengers 4.
Way back when in comic book history, the character we now know as Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) went by the name Ms. Marvel, eventually inheriting the title of Captain Marvel from the original superhero years after his death. Shortly after Danvers got a promotion, a new superhero – a teenage, Muslim Pakistani-American with the abilities of elongation, size-alteration, and shape-shifting – was introduced in the comics, and she made use of her old alias. While reception towards Marvel’s attempts to diversify in their comics have been met with decidedly mixed reception by the fans, Khan is consistently one of the most popular superheroes to be introduced in a Marvel series in recent history.
In a recent interview with the BBC, Feige confirmed that there are indeed plans to bring the new version of the superhero into the fold of the MCU:
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
While Feige didn’t point out where we would see the character, given that he’s in charge of the movie division, it’s incredibly likely that Ms. Marvel will next be seen in a movie. (Our best guesses: the eventual Captain Marvel sequel or possibly an adaptation of a team of younger superheroes like Young Avengers or The Champions.)
Marvel have previously been criticized for a lack of diversity among their movie superheroes (although a big reason for that problem is due to executive meddling that Feige was faced with prior to the start of Phase 3), but they’re making huge strides between Black Panther and next year’s Captain Marvel. Given that there are so few Muslim superheroes to adapt, introducing someone like Ms. Marvel will likely be a huge boost for Marvel Studios as they work to achieve greater representation among their casts of superheroes.
Captain Marvel will be released on March 8, 2019.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.