‘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.

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‘Black Widow’ Solo Movie Finally Off the Ground at Marvel

Marvel hires screenwriter to pen to solo adventures of the female Avenger.

After years of idle speculation and even more idle lip service, Marvel has finally taken the first concrete steps towards making the Black Widow solo movie a reality. According to Variety, screenwriter Jac Schaeffer has been hired to draft a script for Natasha Romanov’s solo adventures.

Schaeffer was chosen by Marvel Studios Kevin Feige after interviewing several candidates and sitting down with star Scarlett Johansson to discuss what she would like to see in a Widow solo film. Johansson has played the Russian super-spy in six films so far, and will reprise the character yet again in this summer’s Avengers: Infinity War.

Schaeffer is a Hollywood up-and-comer. Her Black List script The Shower, about an alien invasion that occurs during a baby shower, caught the eye of a-list star Anne Hathaway, who quickly attached herself to the project. She is currently working on Nasty Women, a female led take on the classic screwball comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, also starring Hathaway.

Fans have been clamoring for a Widow solo movie pretty much since the character first appeared in 2010’s Iron Man 2. Their voices have been amplified by a growing list of stars that have also thrown their weight behind the project, including Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Mackie, Chris Evans, the Russo Brothers — and most recently — Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi.

“In all honesty, I reckon I could probably bring something pretty unique to any of the franchises,” Waititi told Gizmodo. “So I’d love to see Black Widow. [I’d like to see] Black Widow as something crazy and a bit funnier than we expect it to be,” he continued. “Because we know her story and it’s very sullen and very dark and her history is very dark. But! What’s the funny version of that? What’s the more entertaining version of that?”

Waititi seems like a crazy choice for a character like Black Widow, but after seeing what he accomplished with Thor, Marvel should probably at least give him some consideration. At any rate, after years of waiting, it finally seems like Black Widow is on the move.


Marvel Commits to Black Widow Solo Movie

After years of speculation and pleading from fans, Marvel has finally made the first tenuous moves towards making a Black Widow solo movie. In an interview with Deadline, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige moved Black Widow to the top of the stack of characters under consideration for their own movie. Even more exciting than that, he  didn’t use the word “movie.” He used the word “franchise.”

DEADLINE: You’ve got a bunch of characters in this movie from Falcon and War Machine and Black Widow and Hawkeye, who have so far guest starred in movies with another character’s title above the fold. Is there one destined to get a solo movie down the line?
FEIGE: We’ve announced the next nine movies, 10 counting Civil War, through the end of 2019. Where we go beyond that are ongoing discussions that we’ll focus on in the next few years because we have a lot to do before then. Of the characters that you’ve just mentioned I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow.

FEIGE: We think she’s an amazing character. We think Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of her is amazing. She’s a lead Avenger and has amazing stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a stand-alone franchise.

Did you hear that? They are “committed to doing” a Black Widow movie. No turning back from that. We’re going to hold them to it.