UPDATE: Kaling has walked back these comments, clarifying that she is not currently attached to a prospective Ms. Marvel adaptation.
Writer, actor and producer Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project) confirmed that she has spoken with Marvel about the prospect of bringing the character Kamala Khan, Ms. Marvel, into the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point in the future.
"I think the people I've spoken to [at] Marvel about it are so excited about the character, and I think that they're trying to figure out what to do with it, and I told them I would help in any way, because I truly love her." Kaling told MTV News. "But they seemed really interested, and I think they will probably do something."
.@mindykaling on the conversations she's had with @MarvelStudios about #MsMarvel, and who she thinks she portray the Pakistani American superhero: "I feel it might need to be an unknown" pic.twitter.com/kySV3gxgec— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) June 9, 2019
"Now that there's, like, this streaming platform with them, it might be something like that, but I think they understand how much there is... the excitement, you know," she continued. "Riz [Ahmed], me, every different Desi actor was very excited."
Created by Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona, the character of Kamala Khan first appeared in 2013's Captain Marvel #14. As a superpowered Pakistani-American teenage girl, Kamala became the fourth character to assume the mantle of Ms. Marvel, succeeding Carol Danvers (the current Captain Marvel), Sharon Ventura and Karla Sofen.
With the ability to stretch or "embiggen" parts of her body, Ms. Marvel has appeared in animated Marvel films and television shows, as well as several video games, but the character has yet to debut in live-action.
However, in addition to Kaling's comments, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has previously stated that there are plans to bring Kamala Khan into the MCU fold, especially now that Captain Marvel has established the character of Carol Danvers. Additionally, Captain Marvel star Brie Larson has expressed interest in appearing alongside the character.
While Kaling might be certain about wanting to see Kamala in the MCU, she's seemed less sure about who to cast as the young Avenger.
"You know, I feel like [Ms. Marvel] might need to be an unknown," Kaling said. "Wouldn't that be exciting?"