When it comes to the MCU, the name Ms. Marvel may immediately elicit confusion. Isn't she already getting a movie? Actually, the character slated to get her big screen debut is Carol Danvers. This is a human character who has special powers unlocked via alien manipulation and has gone by many names, including Binary, Ms. Marvel, and, most recently, Captain Marvel. Who, then, is the most recent Ms. Marvel? She's a teenager who figures out that she has unique Inhuman genes when Terrigen Mists unlock her powers. She had previously idolized Carol Danvers and decides to take up the old Ms. Marvel moniker while using her newfound powers to defend her home of Jersey City.
Why would she be a great choice for the MCU? To start with, the young Ms. Marvel is a very diverse hero. As both a teenager and a prominent Muslim, she brings a diversity of age, sex, ethnicity, and belief to a cinematic crew that, to be honest, skews old, white, and male. She also channels many of the elements that fans loved about classic Spider-Man storylines. The challenge of balancing life as a teenager and time as a superhero is right in her wheelhouse. Finally, she would be a prominent entry to the world of the Inhumans, which has had an on again, off again relationship with the MCU after being introduced in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., announced as a movie, and then "demoted" to a TV show/IMAX special hybrid.