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Female Muslim superhero movie “in the works” confirms Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has announced a Ms Marvel movie is “definitely sort of in the works”.

In an interview with BBC, Feige said that plans are “in the works” to introduce Pakistani American superhero Ms. Marvel after Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel makes her debut.

Introduced to the comics in 2013, Kamala Khan is a teen Pakistani-American Muslim based in the US who develops shape-shifting and special healing powers.

“Captain Marvel is shooting right now with Brie Larson,” Feige told the BBC.

“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. We have plans for that once we introduce Captain Marvel.”

Khan has made an impact in Marvel Comics in recent years, starring in her own award-winning series and briefly joined the Avengers.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become the biggest movie franchise of all time.