Iman Vellani has beaten out opponents to be cast as Ms. Marvel in the upcoming Disney+ show, ‘Ms. Marvel’.
Vellani will play the MCU’s first Muslim superhero when she takes on the role of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager. Kamala Khan is a high school student with latent inhuman DNA. She would eventually go through an experience causing her superpowers to come forth. Of course, how this will occur when the Disney+ show is released is unknown, but one would assume it will follow a similar pattern.
Ms. Marvel was previously the name used for Carol Danvers, who we now know as Captain Marvel. In a 2012 comic book series, Carol Danvers assumed the Captain Marvel title after the death of Mar-Vell. Since Captain Marvel #17, the title of Ms. Marvel has belonged to 16 year old, Kamala Khan.
Ms. Marvel is set to debut on Disney+ in late 2021 or early 2022. Due to ongoing COVID-19 filming issues, it’s unknown whether these broad dates will need to be revised.
Disney+ is set for a big couple of years, with MCU based-titles such as Wandavision, The Falcon & The Winter Solider, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight & She Hulk, set to dominate the streaming wars.