Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed there are “plans” to introduce Ms. Marvel into the MCU after Captain Marvel.
“Captain Marvel’s shooting right now with Brie Larson. 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 BBC (via Twitter user @StaarksHeart). “We have plans for that once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel to the world.”
Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan first appeared in Captain Marvel #14 and then got her own solo series, dubbed Ms. Marvel, which debuted in February 2014. Read our review of Ms. Marvel #1.
Khan is a Pakistani American teenager from New Jersey who has shapeshifting abilities, thanks to the Inhuman genes that reside within her DNA. After her idol Carol Danvers becomes Captain Marvel, Khan takes up the Ms. Marvel mantle.
Captain Marvel opens in theaters next year, just a couple months before Avengers 4. According to a tease from Disney CEO Bob Iger, Marvel Studios is looking to launch a new franchise beyond Avengers. Check out our rundown of some of the other Marvel teams the MCU could spotlight next.
Alex Osborn is IGN’s Weekend Web Producer. Find him on Twitter at @alexcosborn.