Mindy Kaling is fighting for diversity in the Marvel universe.
The actress told MTV News while promoting her new film “Late Night” that she’s taken the necessary steps to bring Ms. Marvel, a Pakistani-American superhero, to life on the big screen.
“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,” Kaling revealed.
And she says a project is coming together, “They really seemed interested, and I think they will probably do something. Now that there’s like this streaming service with them, it might be something like that, but I think they understand how much excitement there is.”
While there has yet to be confirmation from the Marvel execs, studio head Kevin Feige has expressed interest on Ms. Marvel a.k.a. Kamala Khan.
“As audiences stay with us and audiences keep telling us, as they certainly did all around the world with ‘Black Panther,’ that they’re embracing new ideas and new visions and new places and new ways of telling stories, we will just continue to grow and build on that,” Feige told IndieWire last year.
As for who she wants to take on the role, Kaling revealed: “You know, I feel like it might need to be an unknown.”
“Late Night” is in theatres now.