Rumors of a Muslim superhero joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe began to swirl early last year after Kamala Khan—a Pakistani American teen with shape-shifting abilities—made her historic debut in Captain Marvel #14.
Marvel Studios’ president Kevin recently confirmed that Khan will appear in a feature film in the near future (rumours are that it will happen after the upcoming Captain Marvel hits theatres next year).
The expectation is that Khan will be featured in the upcoming Ms. Marvel movie, taking Marvel Universe’s diversity to new heights as one of its few characters of colour and not least, the first Muslim. Oh, and she’s a girl.
There’s no word on an official release date, but the announcement alone sent fans in to overdrive, with speculation mounting up over who will play the badass new character on the big screen.