Hollywood would be getting its first Muslim superhero movie soon with the Disney’s latest announcement of introducing Ms. Marvel in a solo Marvel movie project, Deccan Chronicle reported.
“You will meet her in her Disney+ series and then you will see her in our films. It is incredibly exciting for us,” said Kevin Feige at the Disney’s ultimate fan event D23 Expo.
Kevin said his studio is developing ‘Ms. Marvel’ with Kamala Khan, the first Muslim Pakistani-American superhero, who will spearhead her own solo Marvel project.
Earlier this year, Kevin has announced in a BBC interview that the first Muslim superhero from their comic book was to make it to the movies.
The Ms. Marvel series will be helmed by Bisha K. Ali and will revolve around a teenager named Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American resident of New Jersey, with the ability to stretch and change shape.
Kamala Khan, who’s the fourth character to be named Ms. Marvel, was given her own Ms. Marvel comic book series by Sana Amanat, G. Willow Wilson, and Adrian Alphona back in 2013-14.
Works on ‘Muslim superheroes’ go back to the 40th of the last century.
Kismet, a ‘Muslim superhero’, started fighting the fascists and Nazis in southern France in 1944 during World War II and aided the civilians while wearing his unique remarkable yellow fez of Algeria.
Muslim heroes similar to Kismet appeared in 2000 when DC introduced a Turkish character named Janissary whose last appearance was in 2007.
Marvel character Monet St. Croix debuted in 1994 but wasn’t identified as a Muslim character until 2011. In 1995, Marvel introduced a Syrian superhero named Batal and immediately killed him off.
Marvel also introduced the Ms. Marvel series in 2013, or Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Pakistani American Muslim who discovers she has incredible shape-shifting abilities.
The series, very popular among both readers and critics, has won a large number of awards, including the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story in 2015, along with a number of Eisner and Harvey awards.