The latest Marvel series “Ms. Marvel” has cast the lead role with a newcomer named Iman Vellani, who has scored the series lead for the Disney+ show…
If you don’t know the name Iman Vellani, you will soon enough.
The teenager from Canada has signed onto star in the lead role of the upcoming Marvel Studios series “Ms. Marvel,” which will air on Disney+. Vellani will also crossover to star in Marvel Studios films alongside other actors and actresses, who will be appearing in upcoming Marvel series on Disney+.
Vellani is relatively unknown without a single major acting credit to her name. She was best recognized from an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival from a year ago where she took part in a panel about movies that spoke to teenagers.
Marvel has been casting for the role for the past couple of months but according to multiple reports, the studio was far more focused on finding the right person than just casting a well known name to lead the series.
For those who might be confused, Ms. Marvel is a separate character from Captain Marvel, who is played by Brie Larson. Ms. Marvel is a Pakistani-American teenager named Kamala Khan, who grew up idolizing superheroes and after an ancient alien mist was released near her home in New Jersey, she was gifted with extraordinary powers. Kamala adopted the name Ms. Marvel as an homage to her favorite hero — Captain Marvel — and she began fighting crime in her local neighborhoods.
Kamala Khan was also the first Muslim superhero to have her own title with Marvel Comics.
There’s been a lot of excitement about the addition of Ms. Marvel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the new series on the way and then the character crossing over into the movies. After news broke about Vellani’s casting, the great Bosslogic mocked up what she might look like wearing the Ms. Marvel costume.
Vellani will get a crash course in stardom after landing the role as she is set to star in the series after Tatiana Maslany was recently announced for the lead role in the upcoming “She-Hulk” series also headed to Disney+.
One more key role that still needs to be decided — “Moon Knight” — which is the final of three new series headed to Disney+ in the near future.
There’s no word yet when production will begin on “Ms. Marvel,” although with the lead role just being cast, it’s likely filming would start sometime in late 2020 or early 2021.