Marvel says it’s bringing its first Muslim superhero to the big screen and people are pleased with the news.
The president of Marvel, Kevin Feige, told the BBC this week that the studio plan on introducing Kamala Khan once they got Brie Larson’s movie, “Captain Marvel,” out of the way in 2019.
The news was well received by a couple of the universe’s smaller screen actors who say it’s about time we have Muslim superheroes. TMZ spoke with Coby Bell and Emma Dumont at LAX and they gave their bosses at Marvel major props for discussing how to bring their Pakistani-American character, Ms. Marvel, to life.
Coby Bell and Emma Dumont both star in FOX’s “The Gifted,” which is a spin-off of the X-Men series. Coby says he wants his kid growing up to see heroes of color as the standard, not the exception.