Twitter goes wild: Will Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra play a Marvel Muslim superhero?
- 16 May 2018
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Actress Priyanka Chopra arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Ms Marvel is Marvel’s first Muslim superhero, and according to Marvel President Kevin Feige, she could be the first Muslim superhero to make it to the cinema screens.
“Ms. Marvel ... is definitely sort of in the works,” Feige told the BBC in an interview. He explained that this movie would follow the release of Captain Marvel in 2019.
In the comics, Ms Marvel is the superhero identity of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager from New Jersey.
“She is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel. We have plans for that once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel to the world,” BBC quoted Feige as saying.
Now comes the bigger question: who could play Ms Marvel in the movie?
According to the BBC, no plans have been announced yet, but there is speculation that Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra could win the role.
Twitter has gone wild and has voiced support for Priyanka, who has already voiced the character in Marvel: Avengers Academy, a mobile video game. Others have said the role should go to a Pakistani-American rather than an Indian.
not to sound shallow but honestly i’m really excited about the kamala khan / ms. marvel movie rumours because south asians are rarely represented in the super hero genre pic.twitter.com/POHVxxDGWB— isaac saw iw 4x (@tonythtark) 12 May 2018
if they really want to add ms.marvel/kamala khan to the mcu they should definitely hire sajal aly, i know kamala is a teenager but sajal is 24 and she’s a pakistani actress :-) pic.twitter.com/L2BCvdv8B2— rae-lynn ? (@gamorasparker) 12 May 2018
Casting an unknown, teen Pakistani-American actress for Ms. Marvel would be so awesome and fresh. Do it, @MarvelStudios.— Dora Milaje. IW Spoilers (@IfIWereMagneto) 12 May 2018
I’m so excited for Ms Marvel I just hope an actual Pakistani gets to play the role instead of whitewashing it and giving it to a white person like what happened w Ghost in the Shell & Scarlett Johansson playing a character who’s supposed to be Asian smh— sukhi (@mairanotmaria2) 14 May 2018
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