Ms. Marvel

Is a Riz Ahmed and Mindly Kaling ‘Ms. Marvel’ Movie in the Works?

There’s been a lot of buzz about a possible film adaptation of the Ms. Marvel comic book series, particularly since last week when Riz Ahmed tweeted Marvel Studios last week suggesting that he, Mindy Kaling, and Kumail Nanjiani are up for working on the screenplay. Obviously many fans are going crazy at this possibility (including the writer and co-creator of the series), so let’s take a look at what we know so far.

 

In an interview with the BBC, Avengers Infinity War producer Kevin Feige said, “Ms. Marvel… is definitely sort of in the works.” Okay, so that’s not the most reassuring statement, but he explained further that Marvel Studios will be able to introduce her after they introduce Captain Marvel to the world. If you’ve read the series, then you know that Ms. Marvel is really Kamala Khan, a Pakastani-American teenager who lives in New Jersey and is inspired by Carol Danvers, the current Captain Marvel and original Ms. Marvel, so it makes sense to postpone the character’s cinematic debut until after Captain Marvel hits theaters next year.

 

Kamala

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There’s no word yet on who might play the title character. Some are speculating that Priyanka Chopra is the most likely candidate for the role, particularly since she already has voiced the character in the mobile video game Marvel Avengers Academy. However, other fans feel that a younger actress who is of Pakistani heritage should get the role as that is more in keeping with the original character.

 

Regardless of who ends up writing the script or is chosen to play Ms. Marvel, all fans are in agreement that it is past time for the character to get her own movie. She is the first mainstream Muslim superhero, and as a teenager living in the twenty-first century, she is able to appeal to a new, younger generation of superhero fans. Plus, if her story does hit the big screen, it will also be Marvel’s second female-led film.

 

Kamala

Image Via Dork Shelf

 

Here’s hoping that the studio will listen to Ms. Marvel’s admirers and create an adaptation that does justice to the character. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, you really should read the comic books. You can find the first one here on Amazon.

 

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