First Muslim superhero Ms Marvel is 'on the way'


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President Kevin Feige said his company plans to extrapolate Ms Marvel, aka Kamala Khan - a 16-year-old Pakistani-American Muslim - from its comic book series and bring the fictional character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel is now in the midst of shooting Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson and will move onto introducing the teenage-superhero from New Jersey.

Marvel's first-ever Muslim superhero will soon make an appearance on the big screen, if the franchise's studio boss gets his way. And fans have already started campaigning for Priyanka to star in it.

According to Slash Film, the Marvel character is vibrant, peppy, and awkward with the abilities to shape-shift.

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In the comic books, Ms Marvel's alter-ego is Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager from New Jersey. In the Marvel comics, Ms Marvel is inspired by Captain Marvel to become a hero, hence the similarity in the name. She is, after all, possibly the most powerful superhero in the Marvel comics, and has faced Thanos and lived to tell the tale on more than one occasion in the comics.

Since Priyanka Chopra has already lent her voice for a Ms Marvel video game her fans thought of her as an obvious and suitable choice.

Currently, Marvel's Avengers: Infinity Waris in cinemas and breaking several worldwide box office records. In the aftermath of Black Panther's breakout success, there's been talk of female-centric spinoffs; meanwhile, we're also getting a standalone movie for Captain Marvel (played by Brie Larson).

Commentary: Since her debut I have loved Kamala Khan.

We wonder which actress will bag the role of Ms Marvel in the next phase of MCU after Avengers 4.