Markham, Ontario’s Iman Vellani cast as ‘Ms. Marvel’ for Disney Plus

The series revolves around Pakistani-American teen Kamala Khan

Markham, Ontario’s Iman Vellani has officially been cast as the titular role for the forthcoming Disney+ series Ms. Marvel.
 


The upcoming series, which is set to be directed by Adil El Arbi, Bill Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Meera Menon, comes from writer Bisha K. Ali. Ms. Marvel revolves around Pakistani-American teen Kamala Khan, who is based in New Jersey.

Ms. Marvel was first introduced in 2014 as Marvel Studios’ first Muslim character to star in her own title, and now she will become Marvel Studio’s first-ever onscreen Muslim superhero.
 


In addition to appearing in the series, Kamala Khan will also be featured in future Marvel films, according to Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige.

While this marks Vellani’s first major Hollywood production, she was part of the Next Wave Committee at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival.