‘Punisher: War Zone’ director Lexi Alexander wants another chance to helm the adventures of a Marvel super hero and she has her eye on one in particular, the new Ms. Marvel. Alexander wants the chance so desperately, she declared via Twitter that she’d do it for free!
I would seriously forego my director’s fee if someone would greenlight Kamala Khan (don’t tell my agents I tweeted that).
— Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) August 11, 2015
She later attempted to clarify that the comment was made as a “tweet between friends” because that’s how Twitter and the internet in general works.
Ms. Marvel (real name: Kamala Khan) possesses shapeshifting powers and is one of Marvel Comics’ most prominent female teen heroes, headlining her own title and recently joining the Avengers. She gained mainstream headlines due to the fact that she is a Pakistani American and a Muslim, making her the first Muslim superhero with her own book at Marvel. The series has received great accolades including several award nominations.
Kamala Khan has been so successful in such a short time that she is already being adapted to animation on ‘Avengers: Ultron Revolution’ (a rebranding of ‘Avengers Assemble’) and a video game in ‘Lego: Marvel’s Avengers.’
The character draws her inspiration from Marvel’s flagship female hero, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers). In the comics, Ms. Marvel was Captain Marvel’s discarded name which she went by for many years. Kamala idolizes Carol, so when she gained super powers, she donned her old identity in tribute.
‘Captain Marvel’ will be the first female-fronted super hero movie from Marvel Studios and is slated to arrive in 2018, so obviously a ‘Ms. Marvel’ movie couldn’t come before that and Marvel hasn’t announced any movies past that year. Some fans were pushing for ‘Ms. Marvel’ to join the studio’s slate of Netflix shows, but once again it wouldn’t make sense for her to precede ‘Captain Marvel’.
Alexander may have backed off on her initial declaration, but maybe she just meant she wouldn’t do it for free, which is understandable. But would she still do it for her usual fee?
In addition to the poorly performing ‘Punisher: War Zone’, Alexander has helmed smaller pictures ‘Green Street Hooligans’ and ‘Lifted’ and will be directing an episode of ‘Arrow’ this coming season.
Would her down-to-earth style suit the fledgling super hero? Do you think the US public is ready for a teenage Pakistani American Muslim hero on the big screen? Hell, it’s hard to say if the US public is ready for a film about a hero who was just ONE of those things!
What do you think? Comment below!
Source: Comic Book Movie