In a new interview with the BBC, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige says the company has plans for a Ms. Marvel movie, once the company has introduced Captain Marvel to the word. Definitely. Sort of. We think.
Here, you can see the exact exchange here:
Marvel is planning to do Miss Marvel after Captain Marvel y’all— R O D Y ⚡️ IW SPOILERS (@StaarksHeart) May 12, 2018
Muslims. Prepare to finally be represented. pic.twitter.com/SKFofLDmBt
If you're unfamiliar with the character, the current Ms. Marvel is better known as Kamala Khan, a young Muslim woman who takes her inspiration from Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers, due to be played by Brie Larson in the forthcoming Captain Marvel movie). The character got her very own Marvel series back in 2014, and has been something of a fan favorite ever since.
If Marvel is, in fact, planning to add a Ms. Marvel movie to its ever-expanding MCU, it's hard to overstate how much it'd mean to the character's fans: not only would Marvel be bringing another strong female superhero to the screen, but they'd also be making quite the step forward for Muslim representation in a genre (hell, in an entire industry) that...well, doesn't have a very strong track record in that area. A Ms. Marvel movie would be a very big deal.
But is it actually happening? "Definitely sort of" is about as far as one might get from a guarantee. It's clear from watching the footage above that Feige's treading lightly; indeed, it sounds like the sort of thing one might say if a Ms. Marvel movie had been discussed behind the scenes only in the loosest of terms. But even if that's the case, it's worth getting excited about.
What do you folks think? Into a Ms. Marvel movie? Not so much? Weigh in with your thoughts and feelings in the comments below.