Riz Ahmed has expressed interest in writing the screenplay for a potential Ms. Marvel movie. Since Marvel Studios Kevin Feige teased everyone that they have plans for Kamala Khan in the MCU, fans have started to speculate the possible specifics of her imminent arrival to the franchise. A Pakistani American teenager from Jersey City, New Jersey who is also the first Muslim headlining character in the Marvel comics, Khan is an Inhuman who assumes the title Ms. Marvel from her idol, Carol Danvers (who is set to make her cinematic debut next year in Captain Marvel) after the latter officially became Captain Marvel.
Much of Khan’s story hinges on her identity as a Muslim. Her adventures oftentimes highlight not just her conflict with her antagonist, but how her responsibility as a superhero could clash with her home and religious duties. The premise of the character is already a sensitive matter considering social and political climate, so it’s best to have creatives who know what they’re working on. That said, it’s also very important that whoever will be behind the Ms. Marvel project will know how to infuse humor and playfulness into the film considering that above it all, Kamala is a teenager, similar to the vibe Peter Parker and Shuri has.
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