Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel are synonymous with each other. So when Carol Danvers assumes the mantle of Captain Marvel in the comics, a Muslim female named Kamala Khan steps up to be Ms. Marvel. Now that Marvel Studios is going all in towards its efforts in diversifying the superhero genre with the huge success of Black Panther, a female-led Captain Marvel for next year and a Black Widow standalone movie on the cards, the question is if it would go further and work a Muslim superhero into its shared universe. A reporter asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige this question straight-out and his response should give fans plenty of hope.
Marvel is planning to do Miss Marvel after Captain Marvel y’all
Muslims. Prepare to finally be represented. pic.twitter.com/SKFofLDmBt
— Radwa 🇵🇸🇸🇩 (@staarksHeart) May 12, 2018
In case you’re unable to play the video for some reason, here’s what he said:
We’re doing Captain Marvel right now. Captain Marvel‘s shooting right now with Brie Larson. Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely in the works. We have plans once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel to the world.
A concrete confirmation that Feige and the Studio have plans for Ms. Marvel should go a long way towards assuring people that her appearance is inevitable and on the cards. Moreover, no sooner than this hit the internet than fans have begun lobbying for their favorites for playing the role. And if internet chatter is to be believed, Bollywood and Indian actress Priyanka Chopra is a hot choice for donning the mantle of Ms. Marvel, given her Indian-origins and her reputation and fame across American audiences. It’ll probably be a while before we learn anything on that front but fingers crossed it would certainly be an interesting casting choice should Marvel pull it off.
Meanwhile, production on Captain Marvel is moving ahead steadily as Marvel has cast McKenna Grace to play a young Carol Danvers. Some additional casting includes Kenneth Mitchell and Annette Bening who will be playing Carol’s father and mother respectively. Finally, another actress Ana Anoya has joined the cast albeit in an unspecified role. With the movie undergoing steady production and a steady stream of set photos showing up occasionally, we should probably expect to get treated to a teaser around the time of Comic Con 2018.
Captain Marvel hits theaters worldwide on March 8, 2019. Do let us know who your pick is for playing Ms. Marvel on the big screen.