Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe is continuing to diversify its roster of heroes as studio boss Kevin Feige confirms a Ms. Marvel movie is in the works.
Kickstarting the MCU back in 2008 with Jon Favreau’s Iron Man, we’ve seen the series grow to become the highest-grossing movie franchise of all time. 2019 promises to be a big year as Phase 3 rounds off with the upcoming Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.
The MCU is keeping a tight lid on what’s coming in Phase 4 and beyond, but it sounds like Ms. Marvel is out there somewhere.
For those who don’t know, the fan-favorite hero is better known as Kamala Khan and first appeared in 2013’s Captain Marvel #17. While she’s the fourth woman to take on the Ms. Marvel, Khan is memorable thanks to her Muslim heritage.
Speaking to The BBC, Fiege revealed how he was focussing his efforts on Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel before attempting to introduce Ms. Marvel. “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,” he confirmed. “We have plans for that once we introduce Captain Marvel to the world.”
The MCU has already promised a different slate of heroes is on the horizon and we could see mainstay heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor replaced by their counterparts.
After Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther shook things up and roared to box office greatness, it makes sense that Feige and co. want to try a broader spectrum of movies instead of relying on the white male-dominated years that started the MCU.
Khan’s Ms. Marvel series became an award-winning success and the character even joined the Avengers. Basically, there’s plenty of material out there for Ms. Marvel to hold up her own movie.
Fans already know that there will be more focus on female heroes and directors in Phase 4 of the MCU. As well as Larson being the ‘new face’ of the franchise, there’s a Black Widow solo movie and Tessa Thompson is championing an all-female Avengers spin-off.
Ms. Marvel would definitely fit the female-first criteria of Phase 4, but we’ll have to wait and see if she’s coming soon or whether audiences are forced to wait a little longer.
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