Mindy Kaling is backtracking her remarks about speaking to Marvel Studios on the development of Ms. Marvel in the MCU.
Recently, reports circulated that talks between Kaling and Marvel studios were confirmed by the actress herself during an interview with MTV News.
In the interview, the writer and producer said:
“The people I’ve spoken to at Marvel are so excited about the character. I think 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, now that there’s like this streaming platform with them. But I think they understand there is the excitement, you know. Riz (Ahmed), Me, every Desi actor was very excited.”
.@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 didn’t reveal any concrete plans about Marvel’s first Pakistani-American superhero. But, her statement was enough for fans and media outlets to speculate that she is hinting at a collaboration with Marvel Studios to bring Ms. Marvel to life.
Now, Kaling wants to clarify that she has “no information” regarding the hero’s possible MCU debut. In a statement she posted on Twitter last Monday, the actress said:
“Hi everyone, I love Ms. Marvel (aka Kamala Khan) and the geniuses behind her @GWillowWilson @MiniB622 @Marvel, but I have no information about any tv or film adaptation! Wish I did though, when that hits the screen it’s gonna be huge😍”
Hi everyone, I love Ms. Marvel (aka Kamala Khan) and the geniuses behind her @GWillowWilson @MiniB622 @Marvel, but I have no information about any tv or film adaptation! Wish I did though, when that hits the screen it’s gonna be huge😍
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) June 10, 2019
The possibility of seeing a live-action Ms. Marvel on-screen is exciting. But, it looks like fans will be disappointed to know about Kaling’s lack of involvement as of yet.
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.