Iman Vellani Cast as Kamala Khan for ‘Ms. Marvel’ Disney+ Series.
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Disney+ has finally found its Ms. Marvel, a newcomer ready to break down barriers and stereotypes. Iman Vellani, the daughter of Pakistani Muslim immigrants, will play Ms. Marvel, aka Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager growing up in New Jersey. While Ms. Marvel first appeared in 2014 as Marvel’s first Muslim character to star in her own title — including TV shows Avengers Assemble and Marvel Rising: Initiation — Vellani’s casting will make Kamala Marvel Studios’ first live-action, on-screen Muslim hero. Per reports, Vellani will play the character in an eponymous series on Disney+, as well as making appearances in future Marvel films. In doing so, she’ll take the Marvel Cinematic Universe a few steps closer to encapsulating the real one.