There is a lot of talk about proper representation in movies right now, and while the Marvel Cinematic Universe is getting better, they do need to work on bringing in a few more faces of color. One of the easy ones that Marvel can do in the future is bring in Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel.
The character was brought into the comics in 2013, and her solo series has been one of the runaway success stories of the new age of Marvel Comics. One of the things that makes Kamala so unique is she’s a Muslim character in an age when Muslims are often demonized in the media. She seems like an obvious choice to bring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and in an interview with Marvel megaboss Kevin Feige that appears to have originated on the BBC, he seems to confirm that Kamala is on the way.
Captain Marvel is shooting right now [with] Brie Larson. Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who was 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.
Marvel is planning to do Miss Marvel after Captain Marvel y’all
Muslims. Prepare to finally be represented. pic.twitter.com/SKFofLDmBt
— R A D ⎊ (@StaarksHeart) May 12, 2018
Kamala is very linked to Carol, and you can’t really have one without the other, so it’s not that surprising that we haven’t seen her yet. However, just to hear the words that Marvel does indeed have at least tentative plans to bring in Kamala is a huge step in proper representation for a group of people often relegated to terrorists.
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Captain Marvel, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will also star Brie Larson, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Samuel L. Jackson. The film is set for release on March 8th, 2019.