Say hello to Iman Vellani as Pakistani-American superhero Ms Marvel

Say hello to Iman Vellani as Pakistani-American superhero Ms Marvel

Disney recently gave fans a glimpse of the series and said it will be released summer 2022.
13 Nov, 2021

The first teaser for Ms Marvel, the first series featuring a Pakistani-American superhero, is out and fans finally get to see actor Iman Vellani take on the titular role of Ms Marvel.

Vellani plays 16-year-old Kamala Khan, who lives in Jersey City. Marvel describes Kamala as "an aspiring artist, an avid gamer, and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she is a huge fan of the Avengers — and one in particular, Captain Marvel. But Kamala has always struggled to find her place in the world — that is until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to."

The teaser was screened during a Disney+ Day 2021 day event and was exclusively available on the platform. It was also confirmed that the series will be released in the company's fourth quarter of 2022, meaning summer 2022.

One thing people noticed was that Kamala's powers seem different from the inhuman flexibility she has in the comics.

Ms Marvel is also Marvel's first female Muslim superhero. The series' episodes are directed by executive producers Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

During its Disney+ Day event, Marvel also released teasers for Moon Knight starring Oscar Isaac as well as She-Hulk starring Tatiana Maslany.


JS Nov 13, 2021 06:29pm
I hope this doesn't fall under the forced-diverse-but-badly-written category.
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Ehsan Nov 13, 2021 08:17pm
Pakistanis have arrived at world stage
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Shaukat Nov 13, 2021 11:12pm
Mashallah, the ski is the limit for talented Pakistani boys and girls wherever you reside.
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whisper Nov 13, 2021 11:38pm
Representation doesn’t always matter- as in this case. We just tend to follow what glitters and blindly do.
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Ayaz Munir Nov 14, 2021 12:26pm
Riz Ahmed, Kumail Nanjiani, Farhan Tahir and now this girl, Pakistanis are starting to make a name in the English Speaking Cinema.
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