There are no plans for Kamala Khan’s cinematic debut yet, but Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson, thinks the young superhero is the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is approaching a turning point with Avengers: Endgame, but before that, we will meet a long-awaited hero: Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel. Although her first solo movie hasn’t come out yet, there are already a lot of questions about her future in the MCU.
A second Captain Marvel movie is pretty much a fact, not only because it’s Marvel tradition to give a trilogy to their heroes, but because it will surely be a box office hit so there’s no reason to pass on it. Like any other sequel, this will make room for more characters from Marvel Comics, especially one that has become a favorite from the beginning and that Carol Danvers herself would like to see on the big screen.
In an interview with Comicbook.com, while promoting Captain Marvel, Brie Larson shared her thoughts on bringing Ms Marvel, Kamala Khan, to the MCU. Let’s just say that Larson shares the fans’ sentiments:
"“I feel like she’s the future. So when I’ve been asked about the future of the MCU, or the future of the Captain Marvel series, I want to be with her”."
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This is not the first time she has expressed her interest on sharing the screen with Kamala Khan. As Comicbook.com points out, during a press event in Singapore just a few days ago, Larson said her dream would be that Khan “gets to come into play in the sequel”. As much as we would like to see her in the MCU soon, realistically, it wouldn’t be possible yet.
Kamala Khan is a fan of Carol Danvers who takes the mantle of Ms. Marvel that once belonged to Danvers. Captain Marvel is set in the ‘90s, and her second on-screen appearance will be in Avengers: Endgame, set in the present. Although in the narrative that’s more than enough time for Danvers to be well-known in all corners of the world, in the real world it’s not enough for the audience to familiarize with her, so the addition of Ms. Marvel wouldn’t be a good idea.
Unless, of course, they take it slow. Let’s suppose she makes it into the sequel; don’t show her in full superhero mode yet. Establish the basis of the character, her backstory, her context. This is one of the most beloved characters Marvel Comics has right now, so Marvel should take their time to make this jump right.
Could she be the future, as Larson says? Absolutely, but don’t rush it. Fans will appreciate it. In the meantime, Captain Marvel will hit the screens on March 8th.