BREAKING: Ms. Marvel Casts Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan!
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has found its Kamala Khan! The upcoming Disney+ series will star newcomer Iman Vellani in the Pakistani Muslim Superhero role with the series expected to debut on the streaming service in 2021. 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.
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.
"In the comics, Kamala is a teenage girl who learns that she has polymorphing powers, allowing her to 'embiggen' or shrink any parts of her body," ComicBook.com's Jenna Anderson says of the popular character. "Inspired by Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Kamala uses her powers to protect her hometown of Jersey City, and eventually joins the Avengers. The television adaptation will be showrun by Bisha K. Ali, who recently served as a writer for the television reboot of Four Weddings and a Funeral."
Iman Vellani took to her brand new Instagram account to announce the news and her excitement
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