Ms. Marvel: Newcomer Iman Vellani cast as Marvel’s first onscreen Muslim hero

After a long wait we finally know who will be the Kamala of the MCU.

Marvel Studios has roped in newcomer Iman Vellani to act in its Disney + series based on the comic-book character.

Vellani, a Pakistani-Canadian actor, will play the role of a 16-year-old Muslim teenager who lives in New Jersey and admires superheroes like Captain Marvel.

Iman also took to Instagram to share how excited she is to make her acting debut: ‘Speechless and Blessed! #msmarvel #cantwait. ‘

According to the studio, Kamala’s role has the inhuman ability to change “an idealistic approach … to make the world a better place.”

Oscar-winning director, Sharmeen Obaid is set to direct the upcoming venture with Chinoy, Meera Menon, Adil El Arbi and Bilal Fallah.

The release date of the series is yet to be announced.

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