Marvel Studio is set to include Ms. Marvel, the studio’s first Muslim superhero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The news is confirmed by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige as he talked to BBC. “Captain Marvel’s shooting right now with Brie Larson,” Feige said.
“Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, 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.”
The character is a teen named Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American who made her first appearance in Captain Marvel comics in 2013 before getting her own solo series in 2014.
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The superhero possesses shapeshifting abilities, thanks to the Inhuman genes that reside within her DNA, and she assumes the mantle of Ms. Marvel from her idol Carol Danvers after Danvers becomes Captain Marvel.
There has been speculations that Ms. Marvel might be the movie that our Malaysian actress Raja Ilya was auditioning for two months ago.
However, many claimed that she is too old for the role considering that Kamala is a teenager in the age range of 15-17.
But then again, if you removed her heavy makeup and gave her a more natural look, she can easily pass for a 17 or 18. (Because we Asians don’t really age.)
Plus, there are plenty of other older actors who played teenagers in TVs and movies.
Jokes aside, it could be possible that the 32-year-old actress was not auditioning for the main role but may be a relative of Kamala instead.
It may be a bit too late for Ms. Marvel to make a cameo in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, but who knows, she might appear in Captain Marvel 2.