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The Marvel movies tend to mix inspiration from the earliest comic books as well as more modern storylines.  For instance, Captain America and Bucky first appeared in 1941, but Bucky didn’t debut as the Winter Soldier until 2005, 64 years later.  But in the films, there were just three movies (counting ‘Avengers’) between these events, with just three years between them.  But certain events need to be spaced in a certain order for them to simply make sense.  The new Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan debuted in 2013 and in just a brief time has become one of Marvel’s breakout characters, having already appeared in animation and several video games. But fans want to see her in the movies!  But… that makes no sense.  At least not yet.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stated that there is hope of introducing Ms. Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that her debut would have to wait until after ‘Captain Marvel’ premieres.

Previously, Feige had stated that something involving Kamala “is definitely sort of in the works. We have plans for that once we introduce Captain Marvel.”

Although it probably won’t be mentioned in the ‘Captain Marvel’ movie, Carol Danvers was originally known as Ms. Marvel and while she went by other names at times, she ultimately settled upon the iconic moniker until 2012, when she permanently adopted the name Captain Marvel.  When she gained superpowers thanks to exposure to the Terrigen Mists, Kamala took inspiration from her idol Danvers and adopted her discarded name Ms. Marvel as she embarked on her own crime-fighting career.

Simply put, you can’t have Kamala Khan without having Carol Danvers as a superhero first.  And in the comics, there were several decades between the debuts of these two characters, but it looks as though, once again, that timeline will be truncated for the films.

Ms. Marvel’s co-creator Sana Amanat recently expressed:

“She’s grown so much in the last four years and the diversity of our fanbase alone is so impressive. They all love Ms. Marvel. It goes to show we have a really great story with great creators.

“I think it’s incredibly important that we tell young women and young girls that they have this incredible power within themselves, and that they have heroes out there [who] … they can look up to, especially in these times.”

Ms. Marvel was the first Muslim superhero to headline a Marvel Comics title.  The first collected volume of her series won the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.  In 2016, Amanat introduced President Barack Obama at a reception for Women’s History Month and presented him with a copy of Ms. Marvel’s comic book.  The President responded, “Ms. Marvel may be your comic book creation, but I think for a lot of young boys and girls, Sana’s a real superhero.”

Last month, ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ actor Riz Ahmed tweeted a message tagging ‘Ocean’s 8’ star Mindy Kaling and ‘The Big Sick’ writer and star Kamail Nanjiani asking when they should get to work on a script.

Some had hoped that Kamala might have a better chance of getting a TV series, but considering how hit or miss Marvel’s TV projects are, she’s probably in better hands with the film division.

Any thoughts on Ms. Marvel entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Source: Digital LA