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Mindy Kaling, Riz Ahmed and Kumail Nanjiani Want to Write the Ms. Marvel Movie

And we support it.

Kamala Khan

Last week, Marvel’s Kevin Feige told the BBC that plans for a big screen adaptation of the popular series Ms. Marvel were “definitely sort of” in the works. Now, your boyfriend Riz Ahmed has taken to Twitter to assemble an all-star team to write the film, recruiting Mindy Kaling and Kumail Nanjiani to bring Kamala Khan to the big screen.

The Twitter campaign picked up momentum, with The Good Place star Jameela Jamil throwing in with the crew as well.

But what about Ms. Marvel creator G. Willow Wilson? How does she feel about all this?

The whole thread is magic, and everyone is clearly amped for Marvel’s first Pakistani-American Muslim superhero to get her own film. As the MCU continues to diversify its roster in front of and behind the camera, it has enjoyed resounding success. Audiences are desperate for diverse content, as the success of Black Panther and the upcoming buzz for Crazy Rich Asians can attest. The film also comes at a perfect time for the next phase in the MCU. With Captain Marvel in production and Ant-Man and The Wasp due this summer, Kamala Khan could be joining a new generation of Avengers with more diversity, gender parity, and hopefully no more white guys named Chris. As for directors, my eye is on Bend it Like Beckham helmer Gurinder Chadha. Internet, you know what to do.

(image: Marvel)

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