No, this is NOT an April Fool’s joke people. Priyanka Chopra could be starring in her own future Marvel film, after ‘Avengers: Endgame’ co-director Joe Russo revealed that he was interested in casting the actress in a future project!
Joe Russo spoke to Indian publication ‘Hindustan Times‘ and said he was in talks with Priyanka about an upcoming future Marvel film and said he’d love to work with her.
During a press meet in Mumbai, India to promote ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Joe Russo hinted that Marvel is currently in potential talks with Priyanka for an upcoming project. The director expressed how vital India was as a market for MCU, saying “India is the fastest growing market in the world for Marvel.”
I’d love to work with Priyanka. I’m smiling only because we’re potentially talking to her about something, I’m just not going to say what yet” said the director.
Joe Russo has already popped four MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) films and indicated he wanted to cast the former Bollywood star in a future MCU film too. While he hasn’t divulged what role she will be playing, it could easily be a supporting role too.
So what character could Priyanka be?
Marvel is known for having desi female characters, for example, Ms Marvel aka Kamala Khan (Priyanka voiced this character for the 2016 videogame ‘Marvel Avengers Academy’) – however, Priyanka playing Kamala Khan will be a stretch; not only is Kamala Khan of Pakistani descent, but she’s also a teenager. Another possibility for Priyanka could be Shakti Haddad (a mutant with extraordinary abilities), a founding member of X-Men 2099 and also the founder of X-Nation.
MCU’s original characters will soon be wrapping up, an Marvel will be looking to introducing more iconic heroes onto the silver screen.
‘Infinity War’ ended with most of the Avengers obliviating into dust, and ‘Endgame’ is potentially being served as the last chapter for Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow. ‘Endgame’ is essentially meant to be the end of the original Avengers. Marvel has already confirmed sequels to ‘The Guardians Of The Galaxy’ and ‘Spiderman,’ along with potential follow-ups to ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ too… also, it’s worth noting that Captain Marvel was only just introduced to the MCU, and other new heroes added (Ant-Man and Bucky Barnes) will also be a part of MCU after ‘Endgame.’
So while it might be a while before we see Priyanka in her own Marvel film, it’s got fans riled up about a potential ‘Ms Marvel’ franchise.
Last year, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige said how Marvel was planning to introduce comic book superhero Ms Marvel (Kamala Khan) to MCU films, and now Joe Russo’s revelation about Priyanka has got fans speculating and dreading the possibility of Priyanka playing Kamala.
Rumours that Priyanka Chopra will be apart of future MCU is alright but for the love of god sTOP fan casting her as Kamala. Firstly Kamala is American/PAKISTANI not Indian, stop erasing characters identities bc they “look like similar” secondly she’s 16 not late 30s it’s gross
— jesssss 🥝 (@patsywalkers) April 2, 2019
— Safura (@safuras19) April 1, 2019
People fancasting Priyanka Chopra as Kamala Khan dont deserve the MCU
— Hadeed Butt (@_hadeedbutt) April 1, 2019
@priyankachopra’s truly worthy of all the praise and success, but Kamala Khan (#MsMarvel) is @marvel’s first Muslim superhero. It only makes sense to cast an actual Pakistani Muslim to play #MsMarvel. @MiniB622 @GWillowWilson @rizmc @MarvelStudios @Kevfeige @Russo_Brothers
— SpeedShifter8 (@SpeedShifter8) April 1, 2019
Excerpts from @FLAREfashion article by @ishaninath on why @PriyankaChopra is not the best choice to play #MsMarvel. Chopra is 100% deserving of her success but Kamala Khan should be portrayed by an actual Pakistani highlighting true representation. @marvel https://t.co/Z8a5ENVUN0 pic.twitter.com/SGPGb4Me7Z
— SpeedShifter8 (@SpeedShifter8) April 1, 2019
Shez 36 ms marvel is 17 year old gal
— Avi Lopez (@Avi35507437) April 1, 2019
Update : The Russos brothers just revealed that Marvel is in talks with Priyanka Chopra for a role in an upcoming MCU movie… don’t see it being black widow. So Eternals? Possibly? Maybe Sersi? pic.twitter.com/7hLh8H5tHg
— 𝗝edediah (we are americans) (@jedediahnfilms) April 1, 2019
I don’t see her fitting into MCU…. what legit character would she even play?
— WindyCityHN (@WindyCityH0CKEY) April 1, 2019
— babita bisht (@babita25bisht) April 1, 2019
….Just be happy a brown woman is going to represent you. Secondly they can progress Kamala's age through the movie if they want. Also, It's probably not even Ms. Marvel, it could be She-Hulk or Sersi. Lastly, no one is even 100% sure about this being true. #priyankachopra
— Briana (@briana_priy) April 1, 2019
Well fans from India would love to see Priyanka Chopra in a Marvel movie but would the role of Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) suit for PC? Because Kamala Khan is a teenage superhero and PC is 36. pic.twitter.com/e9ObBUXF7r
— Srinath (@ImSrinathSriram) April 2, 2019
I mean I like Priyanka Chopra as much as the next person but please for the love of everything that is good don't even joke about cast8ng her as Ms. Marvel.
— Nayab H. (@Nay1H) April 1, 2019
— jaybrota das (@baaangaaali) April 1, 2019