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Marvel Editor Says Mindy Kaling Should Write Ms. Marvel Comic


Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel has been one of Marvel Comics’ biggest success stories in the publisher’s recent history. As a young Pakistani-American Muslim superhero on the fringes of society, she’s been a part of coming-of-age stories in her solo title, as well as Champions. Now, the editor that helped bring her to life, Sana Amanat, would love to see award-winning actress and writer, Mindy Kaling (Ocean’s 8, A Wrinkle in Time), pen a comic book involving the teen superhero.

This comes after Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Venom) tweeted that he’d love to write the screenplay for a Ms. Marvel movie focusing on Kamala, a character Marvel Studios has plans for. The actor mentioned fellow writers of color, Kumail Nanjiani and Kaling, as people he’d love to work on the project with him. After Kaling chimed in online as a huge Ms. Marvel fan, Amanat invited her to collaborate with one of Kamala’s creators, writer G. Willow Wilson.

RELATED: Rogue One’s Riz Ahmed Offers to Write Ms. Marvel Screenplay

With Kaling expressing delight at the possibility, Amanat made it clear she’s welcome to visit Marvel’s offices in New York to see what the future holds for Kamala, and maybe even to get the ball rolling on a potential team-up.

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With the stunning work Wilson has done with the character in the past, and Kaling’s talent, this would definitely bring even more eyes and authenticity to Kamala’s story. Ms. Marvel’s adventures will next be seen in Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, a new animated feature from Marvel Television. Although an official release date is yet to be announced, it’s expected to debut later this year.





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