The superhero field has become more diversified in recent years, and one of the most notable heroes to appear in the pages of a comic book is Kamala Khan, Marvel’s first Muslim hero. Khan took over the Ms. Marvel name and suit from Carol Danvers who assumed the Captain Marvel name. The character’s appearance has been an inspiration and the face of inclusion, and now she may be getting the big screen treatment.
In an interview during the Late Night press junket, Mindy Kaling says she has spoken to Marvel Studios about writing a Ms. Marvel adaptation. More on this below.
Speaking to MTV News, Kaling confirmed that she has spoken to Marvel Studios about a Ms. Marvel project. However, she would not verify if the project was for an actual film or if it was something for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. Check out the video:
And for those who cannot see the embed, here is what she said:
“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 platform with them, it might be something like that, but I think they understand how much there is the excitement.”
Here’s what her Wikipedia page says:
Khan is a teenage Pakistani American from Jersey City, New Jersey with shapeshifting abilities who discovers that she has Inhuman genes in the aftermath of the “Inhumanity” storyline and assumes the mantle of Ms. Marvel from her idol Carol Danvers after Danvers becomes Captain Marvel.
But there is a little more depth to it than that. Kahn also happens to be a teenager who has to juggle her daily life as a typical high school teenager with being a superhero. So you can imagine how the comic would balance out the humor with the superhero drama. And with Kaling on board as a writer, I really think it could work. She has a strong comedic background having appeared in The Office and The Mindy Project, as well as films like Inside Out and the most recent, Late Night.
Based on what Kaling has said, she is clearly a fan. So at least we know that the project is in the best of hands.
As to who should play Kahn, Kaling says she feels like it has to be an unknown.
It should be interesting to see how this project develops. But one thing is for sure, it will be very exciting to see more diverse heroes join the MCU.