In 2014, Kamala Khan - otherwise known as Ms. Marvel - became Marvel Comics' first Muslim-American hero to headline her own comic.
A few years later, it seems as though the superhero may be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe much sooner than the public expected.
In an interview with the BBC, Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president, hinted at their plans to introduce Ms. Marvel into the MCU world.
"Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely sort of in the works," Feige said.
"We have plans for that once we've introduced Captain Marvel to the world."
The latter will make her debut in March 2019, the same year the fourth Avengers film hits the big screen.
Ms. Marvel was released in 2014 as a nerdy, sarcastic Pakistani-American teenager, with an extreme dedication to delivering justice.
Back in 2015, the character of Khan was used to wipe away messages of hate that had appeared on buses in San Francisco. Racist ads had been promoted by an anti-Muslim group and she became the face of protest against Islamophobia.
It's only natural people responded to the "unofficial announcement" with extreme excitement... because it's about time.