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Marvel plans to introduce first Muslim superhero into the MCU

'We have plans for that once we've introduced Captain Marvel to the world'

Clarisse Loughrey
Monday 14 May 2018 09:27
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We've already been given a hint as to where the future of the Marvel cinematic universe lies.

And it seems it could very well be with Kamala Khan, otherwise known as Ms. Marvel, with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige revealing to the BBC that her addition to the cinematic universe is "definitely sort of in the works".

"Captain Marvel's shooting right now with Brie Larson," Feige said. "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."

The moniker of Ms. Marvel has been used by several heroes, including the current Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers - the character Brie Larson is set to play.

However, Ms. Marvel in the comics is currently the guise of Kamala Khan, a teenage Pakistani American from New Jersey with shapeshifting abilities.

She also happens to idolise Carol Danvers, who passes on the mantle of Ms. Marvel to Khan after she becomes Captain Marvel.

Created by Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson, and Adrian Alphona, Khan became Marvel's first Muslim character to headline her own comic book, with the first issue winning the Hugo Award for best graphic story in 2015.

Captain Marvel will hit UK cinemas 8 March 2019.

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