In Marvel Comics titles, Captain Marvel was played by numerous characters until 2012 when the character of Carol Danvers took on the mantle. Before that time she was another superhero, Ms. Marvel, who was originally conceived as a female counterpart to Captain Marvel.
With Danvers now the Captain, the Ms. Marvel title has subsequently been used by a few other characters with a popular incarnation being the current holder Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Pakistani-American from Jersey City who idolizes Carol.
With Brie Larson now taking on the Carol Danvers-Captain Marvel role in the films, it begs the question – will we see Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel sometime in the future on a screen? Marvel COO Joe Quesada suggests to CBR this week we will be seeing Ms. Marvel ‘in other media’ at some point:
“Our readers are the Johnny Appleseeds. They tell us something is resonating, something is hitting a core, and that’s something we should try to cultivate.
Another great example of this: Ms. Marvel. If we had put this book out ten years ago, it probably would never have succeeded. Not only did we find the audience, but we had the right people on the book and we had the right editor on the book, the right creators on the book.
And now we have a character that’s very recognizable – very, very quickly. That doesn’t happen a lot. Who knows where Ms. Marvel’s going to end up. You can be sure that, somewhere down the road, she will be a part of the future of Marvel in other media.”
What that other media might be and more importantly when it might happen aren’t clear, though don’t expect it anytime soon.