Marvel Comics has been doing a good job diversifying its cadre of costumed heroes, from Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales, to Falcon being promoted to Captain America and Jane Foster taking on the mantle of the Mighty Thor. One of the most successful new characters though is Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel, a Pakistani-American teenager who is the first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. The critical and commecial success of the new Ms. Marvel may naturally make people think she would easily make the transition to film, but would you want the filmmaker behind Punisher: War Zone to be the one that brings Ms. Marvel to the big screen? Well, she certainly does.
Lexi Alexander, who made the ultra-violent big screen Punisher movie starring Ray Stevenson as the skull-headed shirt-wearing viglante, posted to Twitter the other day that she’s interested in dipping a toe back into the comic book world, and that Ms. Marvel is her dream project. Let’s just say that she’s will to do anything to make it happen.
I would seriously forego my director’s fee if someone would greenlight Kamala Khan (don’t tell my agents I tweeted that).
— Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) August 11, 2015
Well, the price is right. Kidding aside, the possibility of a Ms. Marvel movie is probably good, but not of immediate concern to Marvel Studios. It is interesting to note that Kamala got her powers turning the Inhumanity event, when the Terrigen Mists exploded and gave Inhuman powers to thousands of normal people. It’s a storyline that’s about to be acted out on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this fall. That might be a good fit for the character, but that’s not say though that she’s unworthy of her own movie. One that might have to wait until after the release of the big screen Captain Marvel in 2018.
In the meantime, Alexander will busy herself directing another hero. She is scheduled to direct an upcoming fourth season episode of Arrow on the CW.
Source: Comic Book Movie