‘Ms. Marvel’ Movie Is ‘Definitely in the Works’

The teen Muslim hero is headed to the big screen according to studio head Kevin Feige.

In an interview with a Middle Eastern reporter for the BBC, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige dropped a bombshell: the studio has plans for everyone’s favorite teen hero Ms. Marvel.

Captain Marvel is shooting right now with Brie Larson. Ms. Marvel which is another character in the comics … the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel is definitely, sort of “in the works.” We have plans for that once we introduce Captain Marvel to the world.


OH MY GOD! It’s happening! It is not a drill! We’ve been thrilled as Kamala has turned up in video games, LEGO sets and the occasional cartoon. But the casual announcement that there are movie plans for the pioneering Muslim hero came seemingly out of nowhere.

Marvel has been very tight lipped regarding what we can expect in their “Phase 4” movie slate, refusing to release titles until after next year’s Avengers 4. But it looks like we can add one title to the mystery list:

Ms. Marvel

Pakistani-American teen Kamala Khan idolized her hero Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel. When her Inhuman genes are activated by the terrigen mists, Kamala develops superhuman powers that she uses to protect her hometown of Jersey City as Ms. Marvel.

Ms. Marvel Swings into Action in New LEGO Playset

Kamala Khan makes her first LEGO minifig appearance, joining the previously announced She-Hulk in upcoming sets we’re excited about.

Amazon Japan released photos of LEGO Group’s newest Marvel Superheroes playset, #76076: Captain America Jet Pursuit — which is set for release early next year. The set allows you to play as Cap, duking it out with B-list villain the “Super-Adaptoid” while piloting a jet. While all of that seems perfectly nice, the real excitement is the other hero that’s included in the box: Kamala Khan, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel.

lego-marvel-76076-captain-america-jet-pursuit-box-set-1While Cap has dozens of minifig versions to his name, this is the first time that Ms. Marvel has been rendered as a fig, and LEGO went all-out. To replicate her stretchy shapeshifting powers, LEGO has given her a set of elongated poseable arms connected to massive fists that are unique to Kamala.

It’s also the first time Super Adaptoid has been a minifig. Probably. I mean. honestly who cares? We have Kamala Khan here!

LEGO Set 76076: Captain America Jet Pursuit
LEGO Set 76076: Captain America Jet Pursuit

With the addition of Kamala, this set actually manages to one-up the previous coolest announced upcoming set, Hulk vs. Red Hulk, which qs unveiled at San Diego ComicCon this year. It features the first ever minifigs of She-Hulk, Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk. As well as some giant dune-buggy things that I assume the Hulks will throw at one another while yelling, “Hulk Smash!”

Hulk vs. Red Hulk
Hulk vs. Red Hulk


Ms. Marvel Encourages Everyone to Vote in this Exclusive Preview

Election Day is right around the corner, and Marvel’s favorite teen hero is doing her best to get out the vote in this exclusive preview of the upcoming Ms. Marvel #13.

From Marvel’s press release:

New York, NY—November 4, 2016— It’s election season in the United States and Marvel wants to remind everyone that they have one of the greatest powers there is – the ability to vote! And who better to champion this ability than Marvel’s breakout Super Hero, Ms. Marvel.

Today, Marvel Comics is proud to debut an exclusive first look to MS. MARVEL #13, spotlighting Ms. Marvel’s quest to encourage everyone to vote this Election Day. Written by G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, A-Force) accompanied with artwork by Mirka Andolfo, MS. MARVEL #13 finds Kamala Khan at the start of a new chapter in her life and as she begins this journey of discovery, Ms. Marvel takes to the streets of her home town, Jersey City, to encourage all its residents to summon their own super power – the right to vote!

Can Ms. Marvel inspire and encourage her neighbors to select their candidate, or will this be more challenging than taking down Ultron? Find out this November in MS. MARVEL #13 and check out Marvel’s exclusive preview to witness Kamala Khan’s march to encourage everyone to get out and vote.

Ms. Marvel Wins Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics

The excellent Ms. Marvel won the second annual “Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics” at the Long Beach Comic Expo this past weekend. On top of honoring the best in diversity in comics, the event also was an opportunity for friends and associates of the highly regarded McDuffie, a veteran comic-book and cartoon writer, to share stories about their late friend and celebrate his accomplishments.

Appearing via video, Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson told a story about a disagreement she had with McDuffie over DC comics Vixen, who they were both writing on separate books at the time.

Ms. Marvel covers the exploits of Kamala Khan, a teenage, Muslim, Pakistani-American superhero defending her hometown of Jersey City.

The other nominees were Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur, by Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Natacha Bustos; Andre The Giant Closer to Heaven, by Brandon Easton and Denis Medri; Zana, by Jean Barker and Joey Granger; and Fresh Romance, edited by Janelle Asselin.

via Comics Alliance

ESJ Cosplay – Cosplay We Love

You can meet a lot of wonderful people on the comics convention circuit, and one of our favorite discoveries of the past year was our new friends at ESJ Cosplay.

Made up of cosplayer Emi and design team Sendy (mom) and Jose (dad); ESJ Cosplay has been knocking it out of the park with fantastic costume after fantastic costume — doing multiple conventions and multiple costumes  every year.

You can follow ESJ Cosplay on Instagram (@esjcosplay) or Twitter (@EmSeJo).