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Iman Vellani to Play Kamala Khan in Disney+ Ms. Marvel Series

September 30, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Iman Vellani Kamala Khan

Marvel has officially found their Kamala Khan for the upcoming Disney+ Ms. Marvel series. Deadline reports that Iman Vellani is set to play Khan in the upcoming series. The series will be Vellani’s first major Hollywood production; she served on the Next Wave Committee at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

The series is written by Bisha K. Ali and centers on Kamala, a Pakistani-American Muslim teenager who in the comics gains superhuman when she is exposed to Terrigan Mists and is revealed to be an Inhuman. In the comics, she has served on an Avengers team and has since moved on to head up a new incarnations of the Champions populated by young superheroes.

Deadline reports that the plan for the series was to “stay true to the character” in the casting, even if it meant casting someone who is not well-known. The character is expected to be included in future Marvel films in addition to her Disney+ show.