In an interview with MTV News, as reported by CBR, Kaling shared:
"I think the people I've spoken to [at] 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. But they seemed really interested, and I think they will probably do something."
.@mindykaling on the conversations she's had with @MarvelStudios about #MsMarvel, and who she thinks she portray the Pakistani American superhero: "I feel it might need to be an unknown" pic.twitter.com/kySV3gxgec— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) June 9, 2019
Kaling also spoke about the excitement among actors. "I think they understand how much there is... the excitement, you know. Riz [Ahmed], me, every different Desi actor was very excited," she explained.
The character of Kamala Khan, a superpowered Pakistani-American teenage girl, was created by Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona. According to CBR, she first appeared in Captain Marvel #14 in 2013 and became the fourth character to assume the title of Ms. Marvel after Carol Danvers (the current Captain Marvel), Sharon Ventura and Karla Sofen.
Kaling suggested that whoever gets cast to play Kamala Khan be new to the big screen. "You know, I feel like [Ms. Marvel] might need to be an unknown," the actress stated. "Wouldn't that be exciting?"
Even the Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige has expressed interest in bringing Kamala Khan to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What an exciting chance for a rising star!