"So when do [Marvel Studios] want me, [Mindy Kaling], and [Kumail Nanjiani] to get started on the Ms. Marvel screenplay?"
Among the Ms. Marvel fans who heard the news was Riz Ahmed, the British Pakistani actor and rapper whose credits include Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the upcoming Venom movie. He also tagged Hollywood actors Mindy Kaling and Kumail Nanjiani who are both from South Asian backgrounds and have made a name for themselves in comedy and serious acting.
Kaling is best known for her work in The Office, The Mindy Project and recently in A Wrinkle in Time.
While Kaling seemed up to the task, replying to Ahmed that she's "obsessed with this comic book", other Twitter users weren't so sure that it'd be fitting.
Ms. Marvel was created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Adrian Alphona. "Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely sort of in the works".
Obviously Ms. Marvel's introduction to the MCU still lies somewhere in the future, and possibly the somewhat distant future at that.
Feige revealed during an interview with the BBC that Marvel already has "plans" to bring Kamala into the Marvel Cinematic Universe sometime after her idol Captain Marvel is introduced in the films next year.
Feige also mentioned that the studio is now filming Captain Marvel with Brie Larson in the lead. Ms. Marvel later debuted in her own comic book, titled Ms. Marvel #1. We first saw her in 2013's Captain Marvel #14 as a fan of Captain Marvel, a.k.a. Carol Danvers.