Ever since Marvel Studios announced it was bringing Carol Danvers to the big screen with Captain Marvel, fans have been speculating about the potential inclusion of fan-favorite Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel. Many have thought the studio might introduce the character in a post-credits scene, or possibly in the film itself. However, it appears that will not be the case.
In an interview with Comicbook.com, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked if Kamala was hidden in the film somewhere. "No," Feige responded. "I think she's a contemporary story. I don't think she was a little kid in 1990. I'm not sure she was born in 1995."
Still, that doesn't mean her inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn't been considered. In fact, Feige teased that the studio is well aware it needed to introduce Carol Danvers before bringing in Kamala. "This is the first step towards introducing her hero is how you begin to bring her about at some point," Feige said.
These comments echo those made by Feige last year, when he explained that Captain Marvel was in production and presently the studio's main focus. However, he did insinuate Kamala's big screen debut was on the horizon. Additionally, Brie Larson, who plays Captain Marvel, has said she wants the character in the sequel.
Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, was first introduced in 2013's Captain Marvel #14. She was created by G. Willow Wilson, Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, Jamie McKelvie and Adrian Alphona. Since her introduction, the character's popularity has skyrocketed. In addition to working with Captain Marvel, she's teamed up with the Avengers and led the Champions. A new series, titled The Magnificent Ms. Marvel, is set to launch in March from writer Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt, Exiles) and artist Minkyu Jung (Batgirl, Nightwing).
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. The film arrives on March 8.