Ms Marvel – AKA Kamala Khan and Marvel’s first muslim superhero – is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The character was launched in the comics back in 2013 and her powers include the ability to change shape. She devotedly followed the career of Captain Marvel and went by the codename Ms Marvel once she discovered her own abilities.
Khan’s family is from Pakistan and while she has faced problems outside of her home, there has also been struggles with her nearest and dearest.
Her brother is very conservative while her mother is paranoid she may get pregnant if she gets too close to a boy. Her father also puts pressure on her to study and become a doctor.
Ms Marvel’s character was created by G. Willow Wilson and Ian Herring. “It was really important for me to portray Kamala as someone who is struggling with her faith,” Wilson told The Times at the time of Khan’s debut. “It’s about the universal experience of all American teenagers, feeling kind of isolated and finding what they are through the lens of being a Muslim-American.”
After the success of the comics, Marvel Cinematic Universe after Marvel president Kevin Feige has confirmed there are plans for Ms Marvel to appear in a movie.
Speaking to the BBC, he said, ““Ms Marvel … the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely sort of in the works.” You can watch the short interview below.
There aren’t any more details at the moment but there has been a suggestion that Ms Marvel could appear after the 2019 Captain Marvel movie, starring Brie Larson.
It was announced earlier this year that writer Jac Shaeffer had been hired for script development on the project.