Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest offering, “Avengers: Infinity War,” has been breaking records at the box office all over the world. The epic film took the franchise to new heights with a storyline that brought together many heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawk Eye, Black Panther, Spiderman, and the Guardians of the Galaxy team.
Though the Avengers have a diverse range of species from Gods to aliens to humans, it lacked representation of people of color until the release of “Black Panther.” With the door of representation in the Marvel universe cracked open, why not bring out some more equally powerful superheroes of color out of the woodwork?
There is a gaping hole in the representation of South Asians in the cinematic Marvel universe. Aside from Ifran Khan in “The Amazing Spiderman” and Karan Soni in the “Deadpool” franchise, there are no other notable characters on the big screen, and they’re minor supporting characters at best. It’s not for lack of options, the Marvel comics have quite a few qualified and powerful South Asian superheroes who can take on pivotal roles, many of them women.
“Infinity War” ends on a huge cliffhanger, and without giving much of the film away, let’s just say the Avengers are going to need an extra hand in the upcoming films in the franchise. We have a list of some awesome South Asian heroes from the Marvel universe who could give the Avengers a hand.
9 South Asian Heroes we Want to see in Avengers:
1. Ms. Marvel
Real Name: Kamala Khan
Powers: Ms. Marvel is a polymorph, which means she can stretch, deform, expand or compress parts of her body or her entire body. She can also heal rapidly but only when she’s back in her human form.
Dust enrolls at the Xavier Institute and is placed in the Special Class with Professor Xorn to help her acclimate to the new environment. Dust was suspicious of Xorn’s motives and she even warns Professor X, but Xorn made it seem like she was out of control. Xorn tries to take over the school and Professor X’s place. Dust and the fellow X-Men defeat Xorn. After M-Day, Dust still has her powers and joins the Hellions squad led by Emma Frost. Her faith, morals, and traditions are tested in this group of rebels but she supports her team members.