Kevin Feige reveals female Muslim superhero movie Ms. Marvel is in development
Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige has revealed that a movie adaptation of Ms. Marvel is in development.
Ms. Marvel follows the adventures of Kamala Khan, a teenage Pakistani American from Jersey City, New Jersey with shapeshifting abilities, who discovers that she has Inhuman genes.
Speaking to the BBC, Feige revealed that there were plans to introduce the character, who is mentored in the comics by Captain Marvel, to the big screen.
He said: "Captain Marvel's shooting right now with Brie Larson. 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."
Captain Marvel is currently underway, with Larson taking the title role. The movie is the story of Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy project and flight.
Jude Law will play Doctor Walter Lawson, also known as Mar-Vell, who becomes a mentor of sorts to Danvers as she tries to figure out her new powers.
Ben Mendohlsen, star of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Bloodline, will play the movie's villain, the leader of the Skrulls, a race of alien shapeshifters hellbent on destroying Earth.
Guardians Of The Galaxy's Nicole Perlman and Inside Out's Meg LeFauve have written the script for the movie, while Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the pair who have worked together on films such as Sugar and Mississippi Grind, will direct.
Captain Marvel is due for release on March 8th in 2019.