With Carol Danvers having now swooped in to help save the literal fate of the universe in Avengers: Endgame – not to mention get her own all-kinds-of-fun origin picture – now comes word on possibly seeing Kamala Khan get brought to live-action life.
For those not familiar with the Kamala Khan character, 2014 saw her take on the Ms. Marvel moniker previously held by Danvers. With previous rumblings of Kamala bring brought into the greater realm of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, actor-turned-writer-turned-producer Mindy Kaling has now gone public with her wish to do something with Kamala Khan.
Speaking to MTV News, Kaling has revealed that she’s already had talks with Marvel Studios about bringing Ms. Marvel to life.
As Kaling put it, “I think the people I’ve spoken to at Marvel about it are so excited about the character, and I think 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. But they seemed really interested and I think they will probably do something.”
In addition to an appearance in the big-screen MCU realm, Kaling also mentioned how Ms. Marvel may be a character that could be explored on the small screen. After all, the impending Disney+ streaming service is going to house a whole slew of new Marvel-driven live-action series that will spotlight existing and new MCU characters.
In the comic book realm, the original Ms. Marvel is Carol Danvers, a member of the US Air Force who took on the moniker in 1977 following a previous tangle with explosive Kree technology. In 2012, Danvers was given a “promotion” to the mantle of Captain Marvel, and has since been regularly front-and-centre in the world of Marvel Comics. When the Inhumans’ Terrigen Misters was released back in 2014, Pakistani-American Kamala Khan developed shape-sifting and size-altering powers. Inspired by Danvers, Kamala decided to take on the role of Ms. Marvel as her own.
How long before we see Kamala Khan in the MCU, we’ll have to wait and see. At least we know that there are at least some loose plans to bring the character to live-action life at some point.
As ever, expect more on all of this if and when it continues to develop.