In a twitter video, purportedly originating from the BBC, Kevin Feige had an announcement about Kamala Khan:
Marvel is planning to do Miss Marvel after Captain Marvel y’all
Muslims. Prepare to finally be represented. pic.twitter.com/SKFofLDmBt
— R O D Y ⚡ IW SPOILERS (@StaarksHeart) May 12, 2018
“In the works,” he says.
It does make sense that they’d need to establish the Carol Danvers character first if they want to keep the comics general premise of Danvers inspiring Khan.
But here’s something to contemplate: in the comics, Ms. Marvel’s origin was that she was of Inhuman ancestry and was activated by that roving cloud of Terrigen Mist. The Inhumans aren’t part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this time. They were on a TV show that everyone is trying to forget. If the Fox acquisition goes through and the X-Men film rights are back at Disney, will Kamala become a mutant? Will the Inhumans join the MCU? Will she get her powers a different way? Hard to do that origin without introducing Terrigen Mist first…
And will this be a PG film, courting a slightly younger audience, instead of the usual PG-13?
Many questions and it isn’t clear how far along Feige’s plans may be.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.