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.