The Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) is becoming more and more diverse, but there is always room for more. Recently Late Night star Mindy Kaling told MTV News reiterated her support to bring Ms Marvel – the comic company’s first Pakistani-American Muslim superhero – to the big screen.
In the interview, Mindy said she had met with the Marvel Studios team about a possible Ms Marvel project. She added that Marvel was “interested” in the character.
“I think the people I’ve spoken to at Marvel about it are so excited about the character and I think that they’re trying to figure out what to do with it, and I told them I would help in any way because I truly love her,” Mindy told MTV News.
.@mindykaling on the conversations she's had with @MarvelStudios about #MsMarvel, and who she thinks she portray the Pakistani American superhero: "I feel it might need to be an unknown" pic.twitter.com/kySV3gxgec— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) June 9, 2019
“They really seemed interested, and I think they will probably do something,” she continued, “Now that there’s like this streaming platform with them, it might be something like that, but I think they understand how much excitement there is.”
As soon as the word came out of her mouth, the social media was abuzz with Mindy appearing as Ms Marvel. It made the Indian-American actor and writer take to Twitter to clarify her comments about any possible Ms Marvel projects.
“Hi everyone, I love Ms. Marvel (aka Kamala Khan) and the geniuses behind her G Willow Wilson, Sana Amanat and Marvel but I have no information about any tv or film adaptation!” she wrote. “Wish I did though, when that hits the screen it’s gonna be huge.”
Mindy added that she would prefer an “unknown” actor would be the best choice to play the teenage Marvel superhero.
Back in 2018, actor Riz Ahmed had tagged Mindy and Pakistani-American actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani in a tweet asking Marvels to have them start on Ms Marvel screenplay.
“Riz! I am obsessed with this comic book, I’ve read them all. I love Kamala Khan,” responded Mindy.