G. Willow Wilson on Gatekeeping Ms. Marvel's Entry to the MCU

G. Willow Wilson on Gatekeeping Ms. Marvel’s Entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Posted by May 21, 2018 Comment

Ms. Marvel co-creator G. Willow Wilson took to Twitter Monday to address what she described as a concerning trend in reactions to the news that Kamala Khan will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Created by Wilson, Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, and Adrian Alphona in 2013, Kamala Khan (going by the superhero name Ms. Marvel) has quickly risen to prominence as one of the most successful new Marvel characters created in decades (sorry, Gravity).

With the news that Ms. Marvel will make her way to the Marvel movies, a lot of writers and other Hollywood types have expressed interest in being involved in the production, sparking some online backlash about proper representation behind the cameras for the Pakistani-American teenager from Jersey City. Wilson had a rebuttal for this criticism on Twitter, pointing out that superhero comics (and movies) are a “team effort,” and noting that “editors who are Pakistani-American, editors who are Black, artists who are Japanese, artists who are Spanish” have all played a role in making Ms. Marvel the superhero she is today.

Check out Wilson’s tweets below, and let us know your own thoughts in the comments.

(Last Updated May 21, 2018 3:08 pm )

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