Since its inception, the course of Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe has been mapped out. Iron Man promised that a team of heroes would come together, and The Avengers proved that they could. The 2012 movie promised that they would return, with the real big bad behind it all still to come. The saga is now concluding with Avengers: Infinity War and its 2019 sequel, leading us to ask: What next?
I can’t deny I’m a little intrigued by the possibility of further sequels or another crossover event (Secret Invasion is a safe bet), but they can do better than that. If they want to make the most of their dominant position on the blockbuster scene and keep things feeling fresh and new, they really need to broaden their horizons and bring in new characters.
Characters like Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel.
Her first appearance sold out seven times over in print, became Marvel’s #1 digital seller, and the first volume became the top-selling graphic novel of the month. One needs only look at the ‘Kamala Korps’ assembled at comic cons across the world to see that this is a character people care deeply for.
Fans have been pining for her to make an appearance at some point, but this passion was reignited when President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige explained that a Ms. Marvel movie is “definitely sort of in the works,” once Captain Marvel is released next year. So what’s all the fuss about?