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Is the MCU set for its first big screen Muslim hero?

May 15th, 2018 by Marc Comments

It looks like a Marvel-ous new hero is set for the MCU as a new film is ‘in the works’.

Speaking to the BBC, Marvel chief Kevin Feige explained that we may be getting close to our first onscreen Muslim hero in the MCU in the form of Ms Marvel (not to be confused with Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel).

Ms. Marvel… is definitely sort of in the works,” said Feige, “[she is] another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel”.

“We have plans for that once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel to the world,” he added.

Ms Marvel is actually Kamala Khan in the comics, a Pakistani-American teenager from New Jersey and current favourite among fans to play her is actress Priyanka Chopra (below) who voices the character in mobile video game Marvel: Avengers Academy.

However, many fans are also saying the character should be played by a Pakistani-American rather than Indian.

Whatever happens, it looks like the character is set for an appearance on the big screen in the (not to distant) future.

 

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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