More Signs the Marvel MCU is Lurching to Social Justice

With Stan Lee no longer around, Marvel surely, as I’ve thought before, views this as the perfect opportunity to take a social justice direction, and might make a movie starring the new Ms. Marvel:

After Carol Danvers launched Captain Marvel to success with her own live-action film, hype has never been higher for the heroine. Fans around the world are ready to go higher, further, and faster to honor Carol — but she is not alone. Kamala Khan hasn’t been sleeping on the job, and it turns out Marvel Studios is rather interested in Ms. Marvel.

And thanks to a recent interview, fans have learned Mindy Kaling has been in talks with Marvel Studios about the project.

Recently, MTV News spoke with Kaling during a recent press tour, and it was there the actress confirmed she’s spoken with talent at Marvel about the much-wanted Ms. Marvel adaptation.

“I think the people I’ve spoken to 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.”

Continuing, Kaling said the people she spoke with were very interested in Kamala’s character, and there are new avenues in which Ms. Marvel could be explored.

They really seemed interested, and I think they will probably do something. Now that there’s like this streaming service with them, it might be something like that, but I think they understand how much there is the excitement.”

[…] In the past, reports have surfaced about Marvel Studios’ interest in Ms. Marvel, but nothing definitive has ever been said about an adaptation. Last year, executive producer Kevin Feige said plans for Kamala would cultivate naturally following the debut of Captain Marvel, saying, “We wanted to get Captain Marvel out there first so that there is something for a young Muslim girl to get inspired by.

When he’s that blatant about it, you know there’s trouble abound. I wouldn’t be shocked if quite a few staffers at Marvel’s studio are indeed interested, only because of the ideology/Muslim faith being the component, and nothing to do with story merit whatsoever. Over the past year, their politics have become more noticeable, and this is the culmination of the leftism they’ve kept bottled up and wanted to bring to the fore for a long time.

In that case, the timing couldn’t be better for moving away from Marvel movies.


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Avi Green

Avi Green was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. He enjoyed reading comics when he was young, the first being Fantastic Four. He maintains a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy of facts. He considers himself a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. Follow him on his blog at Four Color Media Monitor or on Twitter at @avigreen1