Riz Ahmed's next might just be an MCU flick Image: AFP
It's not just us 'Marvel'-ling at the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) flick about the first Muslim female superhero because Riz Ahmed and Mindy Kaling want to come on board, too.
MCU boss Kevin Feige announced earlier this week that the studio is developing a film on Ms Marvel, aka Kamala Khan, the Pakistani teenager from New Jersey with shapeshifting abilities.
Feige confirmed that MCU's first outing about a Muslim superhero is “definitely sort of in the works” for some time post-March 2019. And now, actor, rapper, activist and the first Muslim actor to ever win an Emmy for Outstanding Actor, Riz Ahmed, is asking his famous friends to collaborate on the same.
"So when do @MarvelStudios want me @mindykaling @kumailn to get started on the MsMarvel screenplay ?" Ahmed wrote on Twitter, referring to Mindy Kaling and The Big Sick star Kumail Nanjiani.
Kaling is a total Ms Marvel fangirl and is obviously on board. "Riz! I am obsessed with this comic book, I’ve read them all. I love Kamala Khan," she tweeted about the comic book series, which was launched in 2014.
All this Twitter wonderfulness got the attention of none other than G Willow Wilson and Sana Amanat, two of the series creators.
So, it really looks like the squad may get together and actually collaborate on the most interesting superhero outing of the year. Where is Kevin Feige at?
The Ms Marvel solo outing is a huge step for the MCU, and the fandom agrees.
"As much as Islam is a part of Kamala’s identity, this book isn't preaching about religion or the Islamic faith in particular. It's about what happens when you struggle with the labels imposed on you, and how that forms your sense of self. It's a struggle we've all faced in one form or another, and isn't just particular to Kamala because she's Muslim. Her religion is just one aspect of the many ways she defines herself," Wilson had said in a 2013 interview with The New York Times.