Ms. Marvel: 7 actresses who could play Kamala Khan

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Ms. Marvel, LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 28: President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige onstage during Marvel Studios fan event at The El Capitan Theatre on October 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Brie Larson is Captain Marvel and we’re excited to see her on the big screen. But the news of Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan may have us even more geeked out. With Ms. Marvel arriving to the MCU we have a couple of suggestions on who should play Kamala Khan.

Brie Larson is set to play the role of Carol Danvers, a career woman who was exposed to radiation that granted her superhuman abilities giving birth to Captain Marvel. The movie is set to debut March 6, 2019, and will mark the first time the MCU will have given the spotlight to a female hero in a solo movie. However, it turns out the Carol Danvers won’t be the only Ms. Marvel in the MCU. Kevin Feige told BBC that he plans on bringing Ms. Marvel to the big screen. Although details are scarce, to say the least, we can’t help but wonder who the studio has in mind to play the role. 

For those who are unfamiliar with Ms. Marvel, her real name is Kamala Khan. Kamala was first introduced to the comic world in 2013 and her popularity soared. Kamala is a teenage girl who idolizes Carol Danvers so much that she blogged fan-fiction stories about Carol Danvers and the Avengers. Her parents are Pakistani traditionalists, something Kamala is not and shows it by disobeying her parents to attend a party. At the party, she drinks some spiked punch and her friend tries to talk her down and she storms off.

As she leaves, a strange fog fills the street and in its mist she discovers that she has superhuman abilities as a descendant if the Inhumans. After hallucinating the Avengers and with her newly discovered abilities she takes up the mantle of the hero she once idolized, Ms. Marvel. 

Should Disney bring Ms. Marvel to the MCU, one of the most imprint aspects will be casting. Since the teenaged superhero is of Pakistani descent, fans will undoubtedly pay close attention. The excitement surrounding Ms. Marvel has a few famous actors of Middle Eastern descent itching to be involved.  Riz Ahmed set it off with a Tweet that suggested that he and Mindy Kaling should jump onto the Ms. Marvel team as writers.

It’s clear that on merit alone Ms. Marvel will warrant some much-deserved attention so much that the importance of this movie goes without saying. We’ve seen how the perceived “wrong choice” could cause an uproar — see the unwarranted backlash of Princess Jasmine. There were even people that flipped over the casting choice of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in Doctor Strange. For Kamala Khan, the casting choice has to be perfect, of course that doesn’t mean the actress has to be of Pakistani descent, but being Middle Eastern makes sense.

With that said, there are a few actresses who we think would make the perfect Kamala Khan.