Disney+ casts it’s Muslim superhero for a new series Ms Marvel

Last year Disney held an event announcing the upcoming series for the streaming platform including a live action series Ms Marvel – the first Muslim superhero in Marvel’s comics and cinematic universe.

Not much was known about the series apart from it was going to be led by British-Pakistani screenwriter, comedian and feminist Bisha Ali, but now Marvel has finally found it’s leading lady.

Iman Vellani has been chosen to portray Ms Marvel, a Pakistani-American teenager, with the ability to change her size and shape. In the comics, Kamala is a teenager who admires fellow super-heroine Captain Marvel, so maybe we could expect a Brie Larson cameo.

The character was created by writer G. Willow Wilson who is also a Muslim woman and was born in America. Ms Marvel aims to reflect the life of a Muslim girl in America while also contributing to Marvel’s initiative for wider representation. In the past few years, the studio released  led by an African-American cast and , their first female superhero to get her own film.

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