Marvel Cinematic Universe is indeed an ideal to be in. A universe that accepts and appreciates people of all ages, races, colours and creeds under the same sky. Marvel-ous much!
As if the current level of coolness wasn’t enough, Marvel now plans to bring about a little more diversity. The new character will be a Ms. Marvel and she will be of Muslim ethnicity.
Yes, y’all read it right.
The new character ‘Kamala Khan’ will headline her very own comic book.
An American Muslim teenager from New Jersey, Kamala made her first appearance in 2014. She soon realized that she has shapeshifting abilities which made her a superhero.
She is now a member of the Inhuman gene pool with the likes of other superheroes viz. Black Bolt, Medusa and Maximus the Mad.
Inspired by her idol Carol Danvers who went on to become Captain Marvel, Kamala took the name of Ms. Marvel.
Danver’s story is in the pipeline of being made into a feature film and Brie Larson is to be cast to play Kamala.
Kevin Feige, Marvel’s boss, said, "Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is 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."
Although Brie has been roped in and the project looks like it will fall through, there is still and 'definitely sort of' clause there. But here’s hoping Kamala’s story is brought to life on big screen.
Presently, Marvel is busy with Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, the second part to Avengers: Infinity War, a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming and the third instalment to The Guardians of the Galaxy series. And the TV series, of course. So the ‘sort of’ is understandable.
It is also not clear if Ms. Marvel’s story would first see the daylights of the small screen or just hit the movie theatres directly.
While many thought Infinity War would mean a wrap for the series, the ending told us there’s still some time for the goodbye.
While speaking to Radio Times, Disney CEO Bob Iger said, "I'm guessing we will try our hand at what I'll call a new franchise beyond Avengers, but that doesn't necessarily mean you won't see more Avengers down the road. We just haven't made any announcements about that.”
"Given the popularity of the characters and given the popularity of the franchise, I don't think people should conclude there will never be another Avengers movie."
Small screen or big, Ms. Marvel is sure to make her debut.
Information and image source: ladbible
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