Priyanka Chopra as Ms Marvel? MCU boss confirms Kamala Khan movie in the works
The fan frenzy began after a clip featuring a section of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige's interview surfaced online, where the Marvel boss is quizzed about Ms Marvel
It looks like Alex Parrish might not be done with crime-fighting after all!
No, we are not talking about the former FBI agent from Quantico, rather the actress who brings the feisty character to life, Priyanka Chopra. After three action-packed seasons on ABC, the show's cancellation came as a shocker to many. However, not to be let down by the news, fans seem to have found a new, potential role for Chopra in the multi-million dollar movie franchise of Marvel.
It all began after a clip featuring a section of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige's interview with the BBC surfaced online. In the video, the Marvel boss was quizzed about a certain Muslim superhero, called Ms. Marvel, and her prospective appearance in the cinematic universe in the near future.
Marvel is planning to do Miss Marvel after Captain Marvel y’all— R O D Y ⚡️ IW SPOILERS (@StaarksHeart) May 12, 2018
Muslims. Prepare to finally be represented. pic.twitter.com/SKFofLDmBt
The question remains quite valid, given that 'Captain Marvel' (starring Brie Larson) is the next big release in the MCU docket after the recent blockbuster, Avengers: Infinity War.
Interestingly enough, even Feige didn't disappoint with his answer as he not only teased the upcoming Captain Marvel movie but also promised that a Kamala Khan (alter ego Ms. Marvel) movie is in the works. “We’re doing Captain Marvel right now,” he says in the video, adding, “Ms. Marvel, the Muslim hero inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely, sort of, in the works. We have plans for that once we've introduced Captain Marvel to the world.”
For the uninitiated, Kamala Khan is a teenage superhero, of Pakistani-American descent, who has even headlined her own comics. She draws her inspiration from the original Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers and upon discovering her inhuman genes, assumes the moniker of Ms. Marvel. Asides being the first Muslim superhero in the Marvel universe, the character is also known to have amazing shape-shifting skills.
Getting back to Marvel's cinematic universe, however, the update from Feige about a Ms Marvel movie has sparked quite a frenzy. And the general consensus happens to favor Hollywood star Chopra for the role.
"They better cast @priyankachopra. We're dying to see her in a Marvel movie. Cast her sisters," tweeted a fan.
can you imagine if ms marvel is played by a muslim actress? marvel might actually do something right for once— john mulaney stan (@lgbtatwell) May 12, 2018
And, quite surprisingly, even Chopra, a few days back had shared a tweet about voicing the character for a mobile video game. "Say hello to Ms. Marvel-I'm her voice & she's my alter ego in MARVEL Avengers Academy!" she had shared.
Now, it's to be seen when Marvel actually materializes this plan, whether Chopra actually stars in the role and most importantly if Kamala Khan makes her debut in a Captain Marvel movie, the sequel perhaps.
However, not everyone is stoked about Chopra being considered for the role.
the fact that stan twitter are fan casting priyanka chopra- an indian woman in her 30s- as kamala khan aka ms marvel- a 15 year old muslim pakistani teenager- is proof that y’all only know like three (3) brown people— ˗ˏˋ reena ˎˊ˗ (@KlNGTAEYEON) May 12, 2018
alright ms. marvel rumors are starting so this is my fucking message to marvel that if y'all cast some light-skinned indian 24-year old to play a darker skinned pakistani teenager it's on sight pic.twitter.com/bVuyJ0bn2G— tony love bot (@ironmantrilogy) May 12, 2018
stop fancasting priyanka chopra as ms marvel she’s supposed to be a pakistani teenager not an adult indian woman don’t take rep away from pakistanis and perpetuate the racist idea that indians and pakistanis are the same and interchangeable thanks for coming to my ted talk— 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐦 (@mrbenwyatt) May 12, 2018
Priyanka Chopra is 35 years old and is Indian.— CourtZ🌠 (@CourtZ022) May 12, 2018
Kamala Khan is a teenager and is Pakistani American.
So STOP fancasting Priyanka as Ms Marvel. pic.twitter.com/e1y8Y1FlCc