Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Marvel Is About To Introduce Their First Muslim Superhero To The MCU

Marvel Is About To Introduce Their First Muslim Superhero To The MCU

President Kevin Feige said his company plans to extrapolate Ms Marvel, aka Kamala Khan - a 16-year-old Pakistani-American Muslim - from its comic book series and bring the fictional character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A Marvel film headed by a female, Muslim superhero is now "in the works", according to Avengers Infinity War producer Kevin Feige.

After Captain Marvel, the world-renowned producer of Superheroes is working on the first ever Muslim hero with a female lead, Miss Marvel.

However, it has also faced its share of criticism, with Asian-American fans disappointed that martial arts expert Iron Fist was played by a white actor.

Tweeple are of course being all extra with the casting of Ms Marvel and want Priyanka Chopra to play the role of the first Muslim Marvel superhero. She debuted in 2013, and she is one of the very few Muslim characters in the Marvel Comics world. She took on the former identity of her hero Carol Danvers, who dropped the Ms Marvel moniker in the Marvel comics when she took on the mantel of Captain Marvel in 2012.

Captain Marvel reaches US theatres next spring (Mar19) and Priyanka Chopra is now the fan favourite to play Ms. Marvel. The project will reportedly be considered after the release of Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and untitled Avengers 4 in 2019. Read our review of Ms. Marvel #1.

Ms Marvel's Kamala Khan iteration is getting a live-action film, Marvel announced.

"Sure she voiced the character in a game but we need a Pakistani actress around the same age as Tom Holland". We started feeling bolder, braver, and super inspired, and it was decided: "Marvel should have all-female-cast movies!"

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