Pakistani-British actor Riz Ahmed has offered to write the script for the first Muslim origin superhero, Ms Marvel, which has been creating waves worldwide.
In a tweet, Ahmed wrote, “So when do Marvel Studio want me, Mindy Kaling and Kumail Nanjiani to get started on the MsMarvel screenplay?”
So when do @MarvelStudios want me @mindykaling @kumailn to get started on the MsMarvel screenplay ?
— Riz Ahmed (@rizmc) May 16, 2018
However, fans and followers did not respond well to this suggestion by Ahmed and had their reservations.
Ahmed’s suggestion stems from the fact that he is British-Pakistani, while Kaling has an Indian heritage and Nanjiani is Pakistani-American.
Ms Marvel was created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G Willow Wilson and artist Adrian Alphona. Khan is Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic book and made her first appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) before going on to star in the solo series Ms Marvel in February 2014.
Khan is a teenage Pakistani American from Jersey City, New Jersey with shapeshifting abilities and assumes the mantle of Ms Marvel from her idol, Carol Danvers after Danvers becomes Captain Marvel.
In a BBC interview, Marvel president Kevin Feige revealed that after 2019’s Captain Marvel, the studio will be planning a Ms Marvel film. In the Marvel comics, Ms Marvel is inspired by Captain Marvel to become a hero.
Feige also mentioned that the studio is currently filming Captain Marvel with Brie Larson in the lead.
Following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel will have a huge role to play in the Marvel Universe starting with Avengers 4.