Kamala Khan is a fictional superhero appearing in American Comic Books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson and artists Adrian Alphona and Jamie McKelvie, Khan is Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic book.
Khan made her first appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) before going on to star in the solo series Ms. Marvel, which debuted in February 2014.
Within the Marvel Universe, Khan is a teenage Pakistani American from Jersey City, Ney Jersey with shape shifting abilities that discovers that she has inhuman genes in the aftermath of the inhumanity storyline and assumes the mantle of Ms. Marvel from her idol Carol Danvers after Danvers becomes Captain Marvel.
Marvel’s announcement that a Muslim character would headline a comic book was met with widespread reaction and the first volume of Ms. Marvel won the Hugo Award for best graphic story in 2015.
Khan is scheduled to star in Ms. Marvel, an upcoming television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+.
In May 2018, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that there are plans to introduce Kamala Khan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the 2019 film Captain Marvel.
Additionally, Brie Larson has expressed interest in introducing Khan in a potential sequel to Captain Marvel.