The highly anticipated Disney+ Marvel Series, Ms Marvel has found their lead and she’s a complete unknown.
The upcoming Disney+ series will star Iman Vellani in the titular role with the series expected to debut on the streaming service in 2021. Vellani however, could make her debut as Ms. Marvel ahead of the Ms. Marvel series in a title slated to release before it and will likely go on to appear in the Captain Marvel sequel scheduled for 2022. Production on the upcoming series is expected to begin in 2020, introducing the world to Kamala Khan in live-action for the first time after she first appeared on the pages of Captain Marvel comics in 2013.
Khan has become a fan favorite amongst young Marvel readers and has already appeared in cartoon series and in video games. Vellani is a newcomer to Hollywood, not unlike the character Kamala Khan by comparison to the super hero world. The Kamala Khan character first appeared in Captain Marvel #14, created by Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson, and Adrian Alphona.
The casting news follows that of Marvel Studios landing Tatiana Maslany for the titular role in She-Hulk.
Ms. Marvel is one of many Marvel Studios titles slated for Disney+. WandaVision is expected to be the first series to debut, coming late in 2020. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight are all also on the way. The show does not yet have an official premiere date.
But in case you are one of the few people who don’t know about this iteration of Ms Marvel let me quickly catch you up:
Kamala Khan is a Pakistani-American born in Jersey City, the daughter of Yusuf Khan and Muneeba Khan. Her parents and her older brother, Aamir Khan moved to the United States from Karachi, Pakistan. In kindergarten, Kamala met Nakia Bahadir, who went on to become Kamala’s best friend. Like Kamala, Nakia was a practicing Muslim and the daughter of immigrants.
One night, Kamala was on her way home when Jersey City was suddenly blanketed in the Terrigen Mists, and Kamala along with it.
After giving herself some time to calm down, Kamala discovered she was now a polymorph and could change her body into virtually anything.
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