Not to be confused with Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel (set to hit theaters in 2019) Ms. Marvel is a Muslim teenage girl named Kamala Khan. After being inspired by the heroics of Carol Danvers Khan sets out to be a hero herself.
This relatively new heroine has been the basis of discussion at Marvel Studios for a big screen adaptation. While there is no specific timetable on when this may happen, actor Riz Ahmed has already thrown his hat in the ring, offering to write the script for Ms. Marvel, while asking fellow actor/writers Mindy Kaling and Kumail Nanjiani to write the script with him. Mindy Kaling also made it clear that she would love to write the script for Ms. Marvel.
Riz Ahmed’s original tweet stated, “So when do @MarvelStudios want me @mindykaling @kumailn to get started on the MsMarvel screenplay?” While neither Marvel nor Kumail Nanjiani has replied yet, Riz’s original tweet has garnered over 2.3K retweets and 13.9K likes, Mindy Kaling did respond an hour later, stating, “Riz! I am obsessed with this comic book, I’ve read them all. I love Kamala Khan.” Whether or not these tweets actually lead to Ahmed and Kaling landing the job writing Ms. Marvel remains to be seen.
When asked about the potential Ms. Marvel movie earlier this week, all Feige said was a Ms. Marvel movie was, “definitely sort-of in the works,” adding that they have plans for this character that will come together after they introduce Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) into the MCU next year. A Ms. Marvel movie could very well be a part of Marvel’s Phase 4 lineup, although nothing is set in stone at this time.
Kamala Khan was created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Adrian Alphona, with the character making her debut in Captain Marvel #14 in August 2013, before getting her own solo comic book series in February 204. Kamala Khan was the first Muslim character to headline her own Marvel comic book. The character, a teenager of Pakistani descent, discovers she has Inhuman genes, in the aftermath of the Inhumanity storyline, and the first volume of the Ms. Marvel comics won the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story in 2015.