Will Ms. Marvel Ever Make It Into The MCU?

Friday, 16 December 2016 - 2:43PM
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Friday, 16 December 2016 - 2:43PM
Will Ms. Marvel Ever Make It Into The MCU?
The story of Ms. Marvel is a long and complicated one, starting with some shrewd trademark gaming on Marvel's part and a long, varied publication history that saw Carol Danvers change her name to Binary, Warbird, then finally Captain Marvel. Danvers has been enjoying the spotlight recently, including an upcoming movie and a potential reference in the recent Doctor Strange film, but in the meantime another person has taken up the Ms. Marvel mantle: Kamala Khan, a teenage Muslim girl who's been winning hearts and scoring awards all over.

With Marvel's cinematic universe now expanding faster than the actual universe (and raking in titanic amounts of money), fans have been given new hope that they'll see some of the smaller, fan-favorite heroes on the big (or small) screen—Guardians of the Galaxy has proven you don't need name recognition to create a wildly funny, heartfelt, and successful movie. In a recent interview with Marvel editors Wil Moss and Charles Beacham, ScreenRant asked whether Ms. Marvel or Moon Girl (both featured in new Marvel comic series) would make the jump to television at some point, to which Moss had this to say:

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WIL MOSS: Who's to say? We'll see what happens in terms of that. We're just focused on making the comic as big as it can be.
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Well, that's about as vague and non-committal as you can get. Thanks, Marvel team! Still, one particularly persistent rumor has been making the rounds that Marvel is shopping a New Warriors show that includes both Kamala Khan's Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl, another fan favorite. A source told ScreenGeek that the show is envisioned to be a light-hearted teenage superhero team-up:

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The team makeup of the current version of the show being shopped around consists of Speedball, Justice, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Night Thrasher, and Rage. The tone is very light, and won't be too focused on action, more about character interaction. Netflix is more interested in adding this as a new show than, say, a seventh hour-long drama, but other outlets such as Hulu, WGN, Freeform, and ABC are also deliberating on whether or not they want the project.
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This is still a rumor, but the specificity makes us think that it has some grounding in the real world. The prospect of Squirrel Girl and Ms. Marvel together in any medium is enough to get us excited, but a new, fun superhero ensemble on Netflix would be amazing. We've seen how fun things can get when shows like Supergirl and The Flash cross over, and New Warriors show could be a big break-out for two of our favorite heroines. We'll let you know as things develop!
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