Marvel’s first Pakistani Muslim woman superhero has been finalised and for once the studio has got the perfect casting of Ms. Marvel in newcomer teenager Iman Vellani. Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Meera Menon will be directing the project.
Iman will star in Marvel’s Disney+series based on the comic book character Ms.marvel aka Kamala Khan, Pakistani-American teen based in New Jersey. Her superpowers include her inhuman ability to extend her limbs, alter her appearance, and shift her shape and size, Kamala works tirelessly to make the world a better place.
I just saw they cast Ms. Marvel and legit got teary eyed.
Congratulations Iman Vellani! Your work is going to mean so much to so many people, myself included. I can’t wait.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 30, 2020
Ms. Marvel hails from writer Bisha K.Ali and first appeared in 2014 as Marvel’s first Muslim character to star in her own title, and she will become Marvel Studios’ first onscreen Muslim hero. As per reports, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has said that in addition to appearing on the small screen, Kamala Khan’s character will be included in future Marvel film sas well.
Apparently, Marvel’s plan was to stay true to the character in finding the right actress to play the role, even if it meant going with a debutante. Marvel and Disney+ have come up with diverse projects recently like setting setting Tatiana Maslany to lead its She-Hulk but also giving Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury character his own series. WandaVision would also be the first show to premiere on the streamer later this year. It stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in the lead.