Not every Marvel character will get their own movie, but the last couple years have shown that television is another great venue to realize heroes and villains in live action. ABC has opened up the Marvel spy world while Netflix has become a haven for the gritty side of the MCU. More shows are on the way like Marvel’s Most Wanted and Damage Control, but now an idea has popped up about a series revolving around one of Marvel’s younger heroes: Kamala Khan, a.k.a. the current Ms. Marvel.
When asked whether fans might see Kamala on the small screen, Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb expressed interest to E! Online on the idea. As he put it:
Look, that's a character that has tremendous popularity and when that happens you know that I'm always looking around to see what we can do. We love the character, and one never knows.
Kamala was only introduced two years ago, but since then the character has become a success among fans. She was a Muslim-Pakistani girl living in New Jersey just trying to deal with high school and her family like every teenager, but when a Terrigen Mist bomb detonated near her hometown (not far from New York City, ground zero for every superhero event in the Marvel universe), she was exposed and her Inhuman cells were awakened. She was subsequently imbued with shapeshifting abilities, and following in the footsteps of Carol Danvers. Now going by Captain Marvel, Kamala took her idol’s old identity Ms. Marvel to fight crime. She has since teamed up with heroes like Wolverine and Spider-Man, and is now one of the Avengers following Marvel’s All-New, All-Different relaunch.
Although there is an Inhumans movie coming in 2019, the groundwork has already been laid on TV for Kamala to potentially be introduced there. The Inhumans debuted on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. last season, and Season 3 has seen more people across the globe having their Inhuman abilities awakened after ingesting Terrigen-laced fish oil tablets. This could easily be Kamala’s origin in the MCU as well, but rather than try to hide her abilities or get recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D., she decides to fight crime on her own while still dealing with her problems at home and school. Plus, the Ms. Marvel comic book series is one that’s received praise by both the young and old, so a TV series about her could easily be something that could be enjoyed by the whole family, be it on ABC or elsewhere.
What do you think? Would you like to see a Ms. Marvel TV series or is she someone that should be saved for the movies? Give us your thoughts in the comments below!