Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel is a character that Marvel fans are already familiar with, this being the protagonist of the new Avengers game, released this year, after it was introduced in comics in 2013.
Although the game was received with mixed reactions, the character Kamala Khan was highly appreciated, and Marvel Studios thought that this was an excellent opportunity to bring her to the small screen as a superheroine. Thus, Kamala Khan will have a series called Ms. Marvel on Disney + in 2021, and the main role will be played by Iman Vellani, an 18-year-old girl with Pakistani origins.
He will be the first role in a big production for Iman Vellani, who will write history, becoming the first Muslim superhero in the Marvel universe to appear on the small (and future and big) screen.
Introducing Ms. Marvel 💥
— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) September 30, 2020
Vellani commented on the announcement on Instagram, declaring herself “speechless and enthusiastic”, asking her supporters to wish her good luck. The news was well received by his future colleagues, such as Kumail Nanjiani, another actor of Pakistani origin who plays in the production of “The Eternals”, expected to be released towards the end of 2021: “Congratulations Iman Vellani! Your work will be extremely important to many people, including me. I can’t wait, “the actor wrote on Twitter.
Iman Vellani has so far directed two short films, and was part of the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) committee last year, according to The Week. Kamala Khan is expected to appear in the series Ms. Marvel on Disney + from 2021, but also in the Marvel movies released later.