Marvel ‘interested’ in developing Pakistani-American superhero movie, says Mindy Kaling

Ms Marvel could be the studio's next big MCU character

Charley Ross@_charleyross
Tuesday 11 June 2019 12:21

Mindy Kaling has suggested that Marvel is in the process of bringing a Pakistani-American character to the big screen.

According to the Late Night star, studio bosses are “excited” about the prospect of introducing Ms Marvel to the MCU.

Kaling spoke of her love for the character in an interview with MTV News and hinted that she would choose a relatively unknown actress to play the heroine.

“I think the people I’ve spoken to at Marvel about it are so excited about the character and I think that they’re trying to figure out what to do with it, and I told them I would help in any way because I truly love her,” she said.

“They really seemed interested, and I think they will probably do something. Now that there’s this streaming platform with them, it might be something like that, but I think they understand how much excitement there is.”

She later went on to clarify that she had “no information” about an adaptation, but was quick to state how huge she thinks it will be when it is eventually adapted.

Marvel Studios Kevin Feige has previously confirmed the studio’s plans for Ms Marvel to join the MCU, especially considering the success of Captain Marvel.

The comics portray Ms Marvel, real name Kamala Khan, as a teenage Pakistani-American from New Jersey with shape-shifting abilities.

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