Upcoming MCU flick "Captain Marvel" isn't due in theaters until next year, but a groundbreaking hero inspired by her may eventually be joining her on the big screen.
In an interview with the BBC, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige chatted about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and was asked specifically if there were plans to include Ms. Marvel. Feige said that while the studio is currently focused on "Captain Marvel," starring Brie Larson as the titular heroine, it's also interested in exploring her newer counterpart.
Marvel is planning to do Miss Marvel after Captain Marvel y'all— R O D Y ⚡️ IW SPOILERS (@StaarksHeart) May 12, 2018
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"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," Feige told the BBC. "We have plans for that once we introduce Captain Marvel into the world."
For the uninitiated, Ms. Marvel -- alias Kamala Khan -- is a Pakistani-American Muslim teen, who is inspired to become a superhero by Captain Marvel. The phrase "definitely sort of in the works" isn't exactly a guarantee, but it's encouraging for fans that Feige is already so familiar with the character, and openly discussing future plans to include her in the MCU.
There are already so many different ways for the MCU to turn in the wake of the end of the "Avengers" saga, and lots of movies already filling up Marvel's schedule. Kamala Khan could certainly swoop in somewhere down the line.
First up, though, is "Captain Marvel," which is shooting now and due in theaters on March 8, 2019. Stay tuned to see if/when Ms. Marvel factors in.