‘Ms. Marvel’ film starring first Muslim American superhero in the works, Marvel says


Sixteen-year-old Kamala Khan, also known as Ms. Marvel, is expected to make it to the big screen.

» READ: Want to catch up on Marvel movies before ‘Avengers: Infinity War’? It'll take you more than 38 hours

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed a film starring the first Muslim American superhero “is definitely sort of in the works” in an interview with the BBC.

Ms. Marvel first appeared in Marvel Comics in the late 1960s as Carol Danvers, the female counterpart to Captain Marvel.

After 2012, Danvers became known as Captain Marvel in honor of the late Mar-Vell. Marvel Studios’ first female-led film, “Captain Marvel,” features Brie Larson as Danvers and debuts in 2019.

» READ: Where ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ filmed in Atlanta 

The current and fourth character to take the name Ms. Marvel was first introduced in 2014’s “Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal” as a woman inspired by Captain Marvel herself. Ms. Marvel now stars the character Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teen from New Jersey.

>> Read more trending news 

Khan’s character, who has a unique genetic makeup that allows her to heal, grow and shrink at will, was created by Sana Amanat, G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona.

After hearing news of the upcoming film, Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed tweeted that he wanted to get in on the screenplay fun and tagged fellow South Asian actors Kumail Nanjiani and Mindy Kaling.

Writers Amanat and Wilson were certainly intrigued.

Learn more about Kamala Khan at marvel.wikia.com.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Royal wedding: Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's aquamarine ring to reception
Royal wedding: Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's aquamarine ring to reception

After Saturday's royal wedding, Meghan Markle honored the late Princess Diana, Prince Harry's mother, with a little "something blue." According to "Today" and Vogue, the Duchess of Sussex wore Diana's emerald-cut aquamarine ring to the couple's evening wedding reception. >> Read more trending news  The ring wasn't...
More showers and storms likely to start the week
More showers and storms likely to start the week

The first part of your Sunday should be dry, but there is a slight chance for an isolated shower, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. The better chances for more showers and storms returns for the second half of the day. Some of the storms towards evening could be strong to severe with the biggest concerns being strong winds...
T.I. arrest: Petition urges police to drop charges against rapper
T.I. arrest: Petition urges police to drop charges against rapper

Days after T.I. was arrested outside his gated community in Henry County, Georgia, an online petition has surfaced urging police to drop the charges against the Atlanta rapper.  On Wednesday, the artist, whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr., was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, but the Care2...
Abandoned car fire under investigation in Montgomery Co.
Abandoned car fire under investigation in Montgomery Co.

Emergency crews are responding to a report of a vehicle fire in Vandalia Sunday morning. Initial reports state the vehicle is fully engulfed at Old Springfield Road and Old Canal Road. It’s unknown if the vehicle is occupied at this time.
Stealing car ‘faster than walking’ woman tells Dayton police
Stealing car ‘faster than walking’ woman tells Dayton police

A woman accused of grand theft auto said she drove off in a stolen car “because it was faster than walking,” according to a Dayton police report. Police were called around 9:45 p.m. Friday to Church’s Chicken, 2443 N. Gettysburg Ave., after a woman said her white 2018 Chevrolet Equinox rental was stolen from the parking lot after...
More Stories