First Muslim superhero film ‘in the works’ – report
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First Muslim superhero film ‘in the works’ – report

Pakistani-American character Kamala Khan and her alter ego Ms. Marvel said bound for big screen after 'Captain Marvel' is released in 2019

Kamala Khan, the newest superhero in Marvel's fleet, is a Muslim teenager. (Marvel.com/artist Adrian Alphona)
Kamala Khan, the newest superhero in Marvel's fleet, is a Muslim teenager. (Marvel.com/artist Adrian Alphona)

A first film featuring a Muslim superhero may be destined for the big screen.

“Ms. Marvel… is definitely sort of in the works,” Kevin Feige, who produced “Avengers Infinity War,” told the BBC on Monday.

Ms. Marvel is the alter ego of Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Muslim girl living in Jersey City, New Jersey, who finds out she is a shapeshifter and can take on the world. She began her life in comics in 2014.

Khan has a Pakistani-American family and her superhero name is inspired by her idol Carol Danvers, a blond, blue-eyed superhero from the Air Force who becomes Captain Marvel.

Brie Larson is set to play Captain Marvel in a movie to be released in 2019.

“We have plans for that once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel to the world,” Feige said.

Khan, Marvel’s first-ever Muslim leading character, has to walk a fine line between saving the universe and — like most teenagers — not upsetting her parents.

Debra Kamin contributed to this report.

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