MCU introduces their first Muslim superhero with Ms. Marvel, streaming exclusively on Disney+.
Marvel Studios expands its superhero roster with Ms. Marvel—the first Muslim American superhero to ever grace the expansive universe. Kamala Khan is a Pakistani American teenager that was first introduced in the comics in 2013. A few months after her initial appearance on Captain Marvel #14, she headlines her solo series, making her the first Muslim character to do so.
Kamala Khan is a high school student from Jersey City who spends most of her time gaming, writing fan fiction and daydreaming about her favourite superheroes. She is a big fan of Captain Marvel / Carol Danvers, and she often daydreams about her assuming a superhero role. Unbeknownst to her, she is actually capable of such powers.
Before assuming her new role, Kamala, just like many teenagers, feels like she does not fit in at school and sometimes even at home. So when she discovered her superpowers, she thought life will finally get better. Little did she know, that could not be more inaccurate. Didn’t her superhero neighbour Spiderman warn her something about great power comes with great responsibility? Anyway, our dear Kamala soon realizes this throughout the series as she tries to balance her high-school life, her family, and her new superhero identity.
Ms. Marvel Trailer
The new trailer shows a daydreaming Kamala fantasizing about a life that is less mundane than hers. Boys, superpowers, praises from the crowd—you know, the usual. Set to the song of “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd, it shows a fun and enigmatic character that is way too relatable to be a superhero. The first 30 seconds of the clip features doodles and visual effects a la Scott Pilgrim, which adds to the youthfulness of the show. So here’s us hoping that they kept the same effects on the actual show.
Ms. Marvel Cast and Production
Iman Vellani will star as the 16-year-old Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel while Aramis Knight plays the vigilante Red Dagger / Kareem. Joining them are Saagar Shaikh as Aamir Khan, Rish Shah as Kamran, and Matt Lintz as Bruno Carrelli. Additionally, Zenobia Shroff and Mohan Kapur will act as Kamala’s parents, Muneeba and Yusuf Khan.
Directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed the first and sixth episodes, while Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy directed three episodes, and Meera Menon directed one episode. Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Bisha K. Ali are the executive producers.
Ms. Marvel will be the seventh television series in the MCU, and the second show in Phase Two following Moon Knight. The six-episode miniseries will launch exclusively on Disney+ on June 8th, 2022.
Published by HOLR Magazine.