Marvel Has Found Its Ms. Marvel in Iman Vellani

Ms. Marvel has been discovered. Disney and Marvel Studios have solid 18-year-old newcomer Iman Vellani to play the lead within the eponymous Disney+ Marvel sequence, which can air on Disney+ Hotstar in India. Vellani will make her Hollywood debut in taking part in Ms. Marvel / Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager from New Jersey. That makes her the primary Muslim superhero within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After debuting in Ms. Marvel, Vellani is anticipated to look in future MCU films as properly.

Deadline first introduced phrase of Vellani’s casting as Ms. Marvel, which the 18-year-old Canadian confirmed on her newly-created Instagram account shortly after. Vellani wrote: “Speechless and excited! Want me luck. ❤️ #msmarvel”. Neither Disney nor Marvel Studios have commented.

Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani, a Pakistani-American himself, tweeted: “I simply noticed they solid Ms. Marvel and legit acquired teary eyed. Congratulations Iman Vellani! Your work goes to imply a lot to so many individuals, myself included. I am unable to wait.”

There is not any phrase on plot particulars although Ms. Marvel will probably draw from the work of her creators: editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, author G. Willow Wilson, and artists Adrian Alphona and Jamie McKelvie. Kamala first appeared in a Captain Marvel comedian guide in 2013 earlier than taking on the mantle of Ms. Marvel in early 2014.

Captain Marvel star Brie Larson has beforehand expressed her curiosity in starring alongside Kamala Khan in a possible movie sequel. That would very properly occur as Captain Marvel 2 is slated for a July 2022 launch date.

The Disney+ sequence would be the first live-action look for Kamala Khan. She was most just lately a part of the Marvel’s Avengers sport, the place she was voiced by Sandra Saad.

Bisha Okay. Ali (4 Weddings and a Funeral TV present) is the creator and author on Ms. Marvel. (She merely tweeted an emoji in response to Vellani’s casting.) Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Unhealthy Boys for Life), Oscar-winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Saving Face), and Meera Menon (Farah Goes Bang) are set as administrators.

Ms. Marvel is anticipated to launch in 2022 on Disney+ Hotstar. It’s one among 9 Disney+ Marvel sequence, alongside WandaVision (December), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021), Loki (spring 2021), What If…? (summer season 2021), Hawkeye, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk (2022), and an untitled Nick Fury sequence (TBA).

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