Marvel is planning to introduce their first-ever muslim superhero to the big screen after the release of Captain Marvel.
Ms Marvel, or Kamala Khan, is a Pakistani-American teenager from New Jersey. She made her first comic book appearance in 2013, making it the first time a muslim hero headlined a Marvel comic book storyline.
President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, told the BBC that there are tentative plans to introduce Khan into the Marvel Cinematic Universe after 2019.
“Captain Marvel’s shooting right now with Brie Larson. Ms Marvel, which is another character in the comic books – the muslim hero who’s inspired by Captain Marvel.
“It’s definitely – sort of – in the works. We have plans for that once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel to the world.”
Early-stage discussions about Khan’s character came after the success of the Black Panther film, exceeding all expectations and smashing $243 million during the box office opening weekend in the United States.
The news has been praised by many in the muslim community.
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– Written by Jayson Gardner