Why Never Have I Ever Star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Won’t Play Kamala Khan In Ms. Marvel

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Marvel’s Pakistani-American superhero Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, is getting her personal present on Disney+, and there’s plenty of hypothesis on the market concerning who may play her. In the previous, Never Have I Ever creator Mindy Kaling expressed curiosity in engaged on Ms. Marvel, which is now main many to think about the Netflix sequence’ breakout star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan within the titular function. Nevertheless, the actress just lately defined the explanations for why she gained’t play Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel.

As one of the anticipated sequence headed to Disney+, and one in all a number of Marvel TV tasks introduced final 12 months, the strain’s on to search out an actress who can actually embody Ms. Marvel. Now that Never Have I Ever has launched Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to a mess of viewers, many followers on-line would like to see Ramakrishnan within the function. Nevertheless, the actress is a giant champion of inclusive and correct casting. So, when requested if she’d be thinking about taking part in Kamala Khan in any respect, she defined why she wouldn’t be an excellent match:

I’ve seen a few posts about that, however truthfully, no. Kamala Khan is Pakistani and I’m Tamil. If there was a Tamil superhero, I would not wish to see a Pakistani lady taking part in [her]. I would say, ‘Actually? You could not discover anyone who was Tamil?’ So why would I wish to try this to the Pakistani group? That would not be truthful.

All that mentioned, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan isn’t in opposition to taking part in a superhero, however wonders why the dialog ought to “cease at simply Ms. Marvel.” She concedes that there needs to be much more illustration on the whole. That features non-stereotypical South Asian Disney princesses, which is one thing that Ramakrishnan has lobbied for on Twitter.

What’s extra, the Never Have I Ever star additionally revealed to Leisure Tonight that she already has a enjoyable thought for the way she may nonetheless play a superhero in a Marvel venture, and it entails Deadpool. Right here’s how Maitreyi Ramakrishnan sees it taking place:

Belief me, I’d like to be a superhero. I love Marvel a lot. I may very well be the daughter of Deadpool or his apprentice or one thing. Possibly Deadpool adopts a South Asian lady. It could make sense — Ryan Reynolds and I would each make the Canadian jokes.

I’m not personally against this concept. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan thinks it “would make sense” and, if there’s anybody who may go toe-to-toe with Ryan Reynolds’ character, it might be her. It could be a protracted shot for now, however I can’t deny that it might make for a extremely thrilling film, particularly now that Deadpool 3 is being produced by Disney and Marvel Studios. Your transfer, Marvel.

Ms. Marvel doesn’t have a scheduled launch date but, however keep tuned to CinemaBlend for updates. In the meantime, you’ll be able to take a look at Maitreyi Ramakrishnan’s fantastic debut in Never Have I Ever Season 1, which is at present streaming on Netflix. And you’ll want to swing by our summer season TV premiere schedule for extra on what to observe.


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