Mindy Kaling reveals Marvel is super excited for its first Pakistani American superhero

Mindy Kaling reveals Marvel is super excited for its first Pakistani American superhero

Ms Marvel aka Kamala Khan is a teen superhero with shapeshifting abilities who might be getting her own movie soon!
12 Jun, 2019

If you are a die hard Pakistani Marvel fan like us then we have some exciting news for you!

According to Mindy Kaling, Marvel is very ‘interested’ in developing a movie based on Ms Marvel.

In an interview with MTV News, Mindy Kaling said "Ms Marvel aka Kamala Khan is a young Pakistani American girl who is the first Pakistani American superhero in the Marvel Universe. The people I have spoken to at Marvel are so excited about the character and I think they're trying to figure out what to do with it. I think they understand how much excitement there is, Riz, me, every different desi actor was very excited".

In fact, when Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) boss Kevin Feige announced months ago that there were big screen plans for Ms Marvel in the works, Riz had some suggestions for who should work on the script:

When asked who should play the role Ms Marvel, The Office actress hinted that she would choose a relatively unknown female actress to play the heroine.

After her interview, fans started to speculate that Kaling was on board with the film and might play the character herself. Kaling took to Twitter to stop the speculation and wrote "I love Ms. Marvel (aka Kamala Khan) and the geniuses behind her @GWillowWilson @MiniB622 @Marvel, but I have no information about any tv or film adaptation!"

Ms. Marvel was created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Adrian Alphona. Khan is Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic book and made her first appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) before going on to star in the solo series Ms. Marvel in February 2014.

Khan is a teenage Pakistani American from Jersey City, New Jersey with shapeshifting abilities and assumes the mantle of Ms. Marvel from her idol, Carol Danvers after Danvers becomes Captain Marvel.


M. Emad Jun 12, 2019 01:58pm
Bangladesh produces many real superheroes during Bangladesh Liberation Struggle.
Laila Jun 12, 2019 02:29pm
I love comics and I love there is a Pakistani / American superheroine.
mo Jun 12, 2019 08:25pm
Saaed Bhatti Jun 13, 2019 01:02am
My son is a Pakistani American superhero.
Jonathan Menezes Jun 13, 2019 01:19am
Many are moaning & groaning its not about Bangladesh super hero, this now is not! why can't some creative Bangladeshi writer produce a super hero of their own instead of crying about Marvel-Muslim super-heroine!
Laila Jun 13, 2019 03:24pm
@M. Emad Sure but we are talking about the fictional world of Marvel. It's a comic book series. Look it up. Each super hero or heroine has special powers. We are not talking about reality here. Sometimes its OK to just appreciate fiction.
SkinHead Jun 13, 2019 11:35pm
Perhaps Ms. Marvel can team up with Excalibur (Dr. Faiza Hussain), another Muslim superhero by Marvel.