Marvel’s first Muslim superhero: Meet newcomer Iman Vellani, who stars as Ms. Marvel for the Disney+ series

19-year-old Pakistani Canadian Iman Vellani is smashing the scene with her debut as Kamala Khan – an imaginative, Pakistani American living in New Jersey.

The character was first introduced by Marvel in 2013 – discovers that she can walk on air among other purple-hued energy blasting abilities. Pretty Cool!

Credit – Marvel Studios

Iman will be the first-ever Muslim character in the trailer for Disney+ series Ms. Marvel starring newcomer.

Not much is known about Vellani, who directed two short Vimeo films and served on the Toronto International Film Festival’s Next Wave Committee in 2019.

Main image credit – Marvel Studios

I always thought I wanted this kind of life, but I never imagined any of this,’ Iman Vellani.

She will play the role in the upcoming 2022 series Ms. Marvel and in the upcoming film The Marvels, set to release in 2023

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