Ms. Marvel: Disney+ Highlights the Series’ Diverse Cast

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Marvel Studios has been teasing the arrival of their upcoming Disney+ series Ms. Marvel by releasing bright new posters of the main ensemble. Initial releases of the posters featuring the nine season regulars were made on Marvel Studios’ official Twitter page. Kamala Khan, portrayed by Iman Vellani, is first seen fully attired as Ms. Marvel.

The other posters feature Matt Lintz as Bruno Carrelli, Yasmeen Fletcher as Nakia Bahadir, Laurel Marsden as Zoe Zimmer, Rish Shah as Kamran, Saagar Shaikh as Kamala’s older brother Amir, Travina Springer as his wide Tyesha, and Mohan Kapur and Zenobia Shroff as Kamala’s parents Yusuf and Muneeba.

The series chronicles Ms. Marvel’s life over the course of eight episodes. When she gains superpowers like Captain Marvel, her favorite superhero, she learns to embrace her own identity. The film has received mostly positive reviews from audiences, with many praising Vellani’s work as the lead. The Marvels, the sequel to Captain America, will hit theaters throughout the world in June 2023, and it will feature an appearance by Ms. Marvel.

Ms. Marvel: Official Posters

The official synopsis for Ms. Marvel is as follows:

“Marvel Studios’ Ms. Marvel is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega-fan with an oversized imagination — particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home — that is until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with superpowers, right?”

All of these posters feature the cast members decked out in vivid traditional garb and posing in front of equally vibrant backdrops in an effort to hint at the show’s jovial and vibrant tone.

Who Is Ms. Marvel’s, Kamala Khan?

Kamala Khan is a kid from Jersey City who was born in Pakistan. Before Kamala became the first Muslim superhero in the Marvel Universe, she was the first Muslim superhero to star in her own comic series. Creators Sana Amanat, G. Willow Wilson, Stephen Wacker, Jamie McKelvie, and Adrian Alphona came up with the idea for Ms. Marvel. Wilson told in 2013 that Kamala “had a dual identity even before she puts on a superhero outfit” because she “struggles to reconcile being an American adolescent with the traditional customs of her Pakistani Muslim family.”

To be honest, when Sana Amanat and G. Willow Wilson first began working on Ms. Marvel, they thought it would be a small-press comic that would sell maybe ten copies. Wilson did, however, pen the first 60 issues of the comic book series before handing it off to someone else. “No Normal,” the first installment in the comic book series, was a huge success upon its release in 2015, winning the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story and landing on the New York Times Graphic Books bestseller list. Kamala Khan has finally made her debut in the Marvel series on Disney+, which premiered less than ten years after her introduction.

Even if you’re familiar with Marvel superheroes, you might be confused by Kamala Khan’s decision to adopt the name and costume of a character you’re probably not familiar with. In the late 1970s, when Carol Danvers was given her own title series, she adopted the name Ms. Marvel because the Captain Marvel moniker was already in use by the Kree warrior Mar-Vell. There have been a lot of people through the years who have assumed the identity of Captain Marvel, and one of the most well-known is Monica Rambeau. Danvers did not become Ms. Marvel herself until 2012, clearing the path for Kamala to assume the mantle shortly thereafter. Kamala Khan is depicted as a rabid Avengers fan who dresses in superhero garb and creates fan fiction about the team on the weekends.

Iman Vellani’s debut film role is as Kamala. She is a huge Marvel Cinematic Universe and comic book series fan, making her the ideal choice to play Kamala in the upcoming series. She made these remarks at a Disney+ sneak peek for the Ms. Marvel series titled “A Fan’s Guide to Ms. Marvel.”

“My parents would give me $20 of allowance every month. I would spend it on comic books. And then one day, I picked up a Ms. Marvel comic ‘cause I was like, I’ve never seen a brown person on the cover of one. And I read it [and] fell in love with her.”

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