After hinting in previous interviews that she has spoken to Marvel Studios about developing Ms. Marvel for either film or Disney+, Mindy Kaling has walked back on her earlier remarks.
Kaling has posted on her Twitter clarifying that while she was an enormous fan of the character Kamala Khan and her creators G. Willow Wilson and Sana Amanat, she had no knowledge about any plans for the character on television or film.
Hi everyone, I love Ms. Marvel (aka Kamala Khan) and the geniuses behind her @GWillowWilson @MiniB622 @Marvel, but I have no information about any tv or film adaptation! Wish I did though, when that hits the screen it’s gonna be huge😍— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) June 10, 2019
While promoting her latest film, Late Night, Kaling had hinted she had spoken with representatives from Marvel about the character and possibly adapting Kamala for different media. With Kaling's recent clarification, this appears not to be the case.
Kamala Khan was created by Wilson, Amanat, Adrian Alphona and Stephen Wacker in 2013's Captain Marvel #14 as a teenage Pakistani-American living in Jersey City, New Jersey. After being exposed to the Terrigen Mists, she gains the ability to stretch and contort her body to fight crime before joining up with the teenage superteam the Champions.
Given Kamala's association with Carol Danvers, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has previously hinted that the character may make her debut in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.