Iman Vellani has been cast as Ms. Marvel for the upcoming Disney Plus series.
Marvel Studios and Disney Plus have officially found their Kamal Khan. According to Deadline, Ms. Marvel will be played by newcomer Iman Vellani. Marvel intended on staying true to the character and find the right actress for the role, even if it meant casting an unknown. Vellani will headline her own series as well as appear in upcoming Marvel Studios movies.
It was recently announced that Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will be among those directing the series. In addition, Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will also helm at least one episode of the series as will The Walking Dead, Titans, and The Punisher director Meera Menon.
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Created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson, and artists Adrian Alphona and Jamie McKelvie, Kamala Khan debuted in Captain Marvel #14 before becoming the lead character in a solo comic series. Kamala Khan became Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic series and the first issue of the series won the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.
Marvel Studios’ upcoming slate of films includes Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder. In addition to the aforementioned feature films, Marvel Studios is developing several shows for Disney Plus including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk.
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