Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel has yet to even make her MCU bow, but it looks as if loose plans are already being put in place for a Ms. Marvel picture to focus on Kamala Khan.
Speaking to BBC Arabic’s Husam Asi, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige explained, “We’re doing Captain Marvel right now. Captain Marvel’s shooting right with Brie Larson. 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.”
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 on the big screen, we’ll have to wait and see. At least we now know that there are at least some loose plans to bring the character to live-action life at some point.
Captain Marvel will hit screens next March, with Danvers to then help out Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in May 2019’s Avengers: Infinity War follow-up.