This would be a huge leap for muslim representation in superhero movies.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has spoken on whether fan-favourite Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) will get to appear in the MCU following the events of Avengers: Infinity War and the currently untitled Avengers 4.
Ms. Marvel was introduced in the comics in 2013 before getting her own solo series in 2014. She is a Pakistani American character that means a lot to many of Marvel’s muslim community. Kevin Feige has spoken about the young hero’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Captain Marvel’s shooting right now with Brie Larson,” Feige said to BBC. “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.”
Check out the interview clip with Kevin Feige below.
Speaking on why Captain Marvel didn’t appear in Avengers: Infinity War, directors Joe and Anthony Russo said that they were waiting for the right moment to savour the first appearance of Carol Danvers.
Asked if they ever considered her for the film, Joe replied: “No, we want to save her reveal”. “We wanted to, it was very important to us to commit… we wanted to commit to this ending very hard,” Anthony continued. “We didn’t want to go past the ending very much.”
Production on Captain Marvel began in March, announced by an image of Brie Larson sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet. Here is everything we know about the upcoming movie starring Larson as Carol Danvers.