Mindy Kaling Has Been Talking With Marvel About a MS. MARVEL Adaptation
I’m actually a big fan of the Marvel Comics character Kamala Khan a.k.a Ms. Marvel. She’s a great character and the comic is very well-written. This is one of the comics I introduced to my kids to get them into comic books.
Kevin Feige already confirmed that Marvel Studios does have plans for the character. He previously explained, “Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely sort of in the works. We have plans for that once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel to the world."
We’ve now learned that Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Show) has been in talks with Marvel Studios about the project. She confirmed the news herself in an interview with MTV News, saying:
“I think the people I’ve spoken to Marvel about it are so excited about the character and I think that they’re trying to figure out what to do with it, and, I told them I would help in any way because I truly love her.”
She went on to say that this might be a project that could end up on Disney+:
“They really seemed interested, and I think they will probably do something. Now that there’s like this streaming service with them, it might be something like that, but I think they understand how much there is the excitement.”
When asked who might play the lead character in the project, Kaling suggested that, “it might need to be an unknown.” I also think that would be the best way to go with the character.
Ms. Marvel is a shape-shifting Muslim Pakistani-American teenager from New Jersey, who becomes the newest holder of the Ms. Marvel identity. She is the youngest of two children from a traditional Pakistani Family in New Jersey.
Despite her traditional roots, Kamala was the typical American teenager. Wanting to be herself, but still make her family proud. For several years, Kamala was a fan of superheroes especially the Avengers and, more importantly, Carol Danvers. So much, in fact, that she started writing online fan-fiction about the Avengers and Captain Marvel. Even going as far as joining the Carol Danvers Corps online.
What are your thoughts on the possibility of Ms. Marvel getting a film or series adaptation? I personally think a series would work really well for the character.