Muslim superhero movie?; 'SNL' highlights; 'Kevin Can Wait' canceled; more: AM Buzz

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Ms Marvel, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel is definitely sort of in the works. Kamala Khan is a 16-year-old Pakistani-American from New Jersey, and she became Marvel Comics' first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. Brie Larson will play the role of Danvers in the Captain Marvel film.

Khan is a teenage Pakistani American from New Jersey who has Inhuman genes in her DNA that endowed her shapeshifting abilities, which she uses in fighting crime as Ms. Marvel.

Incidentally, Ms Marvel aka Kamala is greatly inspired by Captain Marvel, and her superhero moniker is also kind of a homage to her. "Captain Marvel represents an ideal that Kamala pines for".

The MCU has been trying to diversify lately; Black Panther was its first film with a non-white lead, and Captain Marvel will be the first female-led movie (following up on rival Warner Bros./DC Comics' success with Wonder Woman).


This suggests that the Marvel universe could explore any of the remaining 7,000 characters that still haven't been introduced to fans, reported Hindustan Times.

Another commented: 'I love #MsMarvel @priyankachopra!' The actress's hit ABC show Quantico was cancelled, giving her more opportunities to sign movies. Kevin Feige confirmed that Ms Marvel is in works and it's a major news for all the Muslims fans as they will soon be getting representation.

Marvel was responsible for vetting the designs and writing out the storylines for the characters, while NetEase was responsible for influencing the story with traditional Chinese mythology and history, according to South China Morning Post. And let's face it, Spider-Man has long-stopped being the signature teen superhero in Marvel Comics - but Kamala Khan is a more than worthy successor.

Captain Marvel opens in theaters on March 6, 2019.

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