Blockers Star Geraldine Viswanathan Wants To Play Ms. Marvel

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With Captain Marvel only a short time away from opening in theatres, many fans are hoping to learn when we’ll see Ms. Marvel on the big screen.

Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan, created by G. Willow Wilson, is Marvel’s first Muslin superhero who is a first generation Pakistani American in Jersey City who underwent Terrigenesis which triggers her Inhuman genes. It leaves Kamala with the power to shapeshift along with sizeshift. With her abilities, she takes on the mantel of Ms. Marvel, originally the name Carol Danvers used in comics, and started to fight crime.

Since here inception, Kamala has been a hugely popular character with her happy go lucky attitude, optimism, and deep seated kindness. While she has appeared in animated series, many fans are hoping to see her inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future.

When that happens, Blockers star Geraldine Viswanathan would really like to be considered for the role.

Talking with Variety, the actress, whose next project is Hala, said, “Oh my gosh, I don’t know. Yeah, I mean that would be, that would be sweet, but I don’t think it’s up to me. I think it’s up to the community… she’s such an important character to that community, and I wouldn’t want to impose myself on that, so I think I’m just, you know, whatever happens.”

Gabriel Luna, who is Viswanathan’s castmate in Hala and Ghost Rider in the MCU, was all for the idea.

“I’ll just say this: if you did play Ms. Marvel, my character and your character in the comics are good friends,” he said.

While Viswanathan is excited by the prospect, no one at Marvel has approached her for any role in the MCU.

For now, it looks like we only have our dreams of seeing a live-action version of Kamala to keep the hope alive.

Bec Heim