Marvel Studios is planning to expand its Marvel Cinematic Universe with great proposals, both for the big screen and for Disney +. Within this huge list we can find the superhero Kamala Khan, who will have her own series under the title of Ms. Marvel on the streaming platform at the end of 2021.
If you want to know everything about her, the new series that Marvel is preparing on Disney + and other surprising details, read on.
Ms. Marvel Disney + series
The very young Iman Vellani will be in charge of playing Kamala Khan, an atypical superhero of Pakistani origin. On several occasions, the actress proved to be very excited to play one of the youngest characters in Marvel comics.
This new series will introduce us to Kamala, a 16-year-old Pakistani-American from Jersey City. A good student, an avid video game player, and a voracious fan-fiction writer, she has a special affinity for superheroes, especially Captain Marvel. This young woman has trouble fitting in at home and at school until she achieves super powers like the heroes she has always admired.
The cast also includes Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azher Usman, Travina Springer, and Nimra Bucha. The episodes have been directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Ms. Marvel actress
As we said before, behind this new and promising Disney + series we will have Iman Vellani. For a long time, there was talk of well-known actresses to play Kamala Khan, but Marvel Studios decided to bet on a young woman who is not known. In this way, Iman will have his first great opportunity in Hollywood at the hands of the UCM. This is a girl who shares traits with the fictional character, remember, of Pakistani descent.
The actress will not only debut in this great production, but her second project will also be very important. It has already been confirmed that 18-year-old Iman Vellani will be part of the cast of Captain Marvel 2. Most fans are very happy with the choice of the actress, who has the same ethnicity as the character and is expected to be up to date. height.
However, other fans were not very happy with the choice of the cast for the series. For this reason, at the time they created the hashtag #FixMsMarvel, where they showed their anger at the personal, social, political and even religious context of various actors and actresses. It was even said that Iman “did not have the same skin color as the character.”
Kamala Khan was created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson, and artist Adrian Alphona. He is the first Muslim Marvel character to head his own comic. Said character made her first appearance in Captain Marvel # 14 (August 2013) before taking over the Ms. Marvel comic series in February 2014.
Within the Marvel Universe, Kamala is an American Muslim teenager from New Jersey. Despite her traditional roots, she is the typical American teenager. A young woman who wants to be herself, but at the same time tries to make her family proud. For many years, the young woman was a fan of superheroes, especially the Avengers and Carol Danvers. In fact, he began writing fan-fiction about the Avengers and Captain Marvel online. But all this changes when Kamala discovers her superhuman power, which is how she begins to call herself Ms. Marvel.
Kamala Khan is one of the characters who discovers that he has the inheritance of the Inhumans after the “inhumanity story”, in which the Terrigena mist is released around the world and activates inactive inhuman cells.
During the story, Khan is also on the top teams with the X-Men, Wolverine versus the Inventor. Because Wolverine is dealing with the loss of his healing factor during this time, Khan is placed in the position of having to take on much of the responsibilities.
In July, Marvel announced that Khan would be joining the Champions, a team of teenage superheroes that split from the Avengers after the conclusion of “Civil War II.” The team, featured in a series by writer Mark Waid and artist Humberto Ramos, consists of Khan, Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Nova (Sam Alexander), Hulk (Amadeus Cho), Viv Vision, and a teenage version of Cyclops.
An important detail to highlight is that when Marvel announced that a Muslim character would star in a comic, this generated a great impact and the first volume of Ms. Marvel managed to win the Hugo Award for the best graphic story in 2015.
Ms. Marvel in the Captain Marvel movie
As we said earlier, actress Iman Vellani will also appear in the second Captain Marvel movie. In this way, in this new solo movie, Carol Danvers will not be alone. As confirmed by Kevin Feige, the superhero will be accompanied by Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau.
For now it is not clear how the plot of the film will reunite the three characters, but keep in mind that in the first installment of Captain Marvel it was established that Carol was friends with Maria Rambeau, Monica’s mother, and of course, in the Marvel comics, Kamala Khan starts her superhero career as a huge fan of superheroes and in particular Captain Marvel. Perhaps, the Ms. Marvel series will take us a bit into this relationship and what we could see between the two characters in the second Captain Marvel movie.