Marvel Studios has plans to bring Kamala Khan into the MCU after Captain Marvel. Now that Avengers: Infinity War is out worldwide, fans are quickly turning their attention towards the future. While Ant-Man and The Wasp is next on the docket and will have connections to Avengers 4, it appears that Brie Larson's Captain Marvel is vital to the franchise's future. Fans are already excited for the project considering it's Marvel's first female-led film, and the cast it has assembled so far has plenty of promise.
While there's certainly interest in Captain Marvel's film, her introduction opens up the door for so much more. One of the more recent fan-favorite creations on the comic side is Kamala Khan, aka Ms Marvel. She became a superhero after being inspired by Captain Marvel, thus taking on her previous moniker in the comics. Unfortunately, she's not slated to appear in 2019's Captain Marvel film, but Marvel's already planning to bring her into the fold at some point down the line.
Kevin Feige spoke with BBC (via @StaarksHeart) as part of Avengers: Infinity War's promotional campaign, and they asked him what chances Marvel's Muslim hero had to make it into the MCU. Not only does Feige indicate there's a strong chance audiences will see her, but the implication is that it MCU fans won't have to wait too long for it to happen.
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
This is just the latest example of Marvel Studios being forward thinking when it comes to expanding their shared universe. It would've been nearly impossible to include Kamala in Captain Marvel, especially since it is set in the '90s. While Carol's whereabouts in the years following her solo movie remains unclear, her eventual arrival back on Earth will be a big deal. Captain Marvel set photos already show Carol suited up on Earth, so it could be possible that she's almost an urban myth or legend in the years that follow. But, once she makes her grand return to help save the universe, a new generation of fans could form, of which one might be Kamala Khan.
Although unconfirmed, it's possible that fans could see Ms Marvel on the big screen as soon as Captain Marvel 2, should a sequel happen, of course. But, there's one other aspect of her character that raises some questions. In the comics, Kamala is granted her many abilities after going through Terrigenesis, since she is an Inhuman. Even though Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has dealt with Inhumans, the movies have yet to acknowledge the species. ABC even just canceled their Inhumans show after one season. While it's unlikely that Inhumans will be a part of the MCU going forward, it's still possible Kamala could be used to help introduce the Inhumans on the movie side of the MCU - unless they change her origin altogether, which has happened before for other characters. However it play out, Kamala Khan fans can rest assured that she is on her way after Captain Marvel.
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019