The Marvel Universe Continues to Diversify, Meet Kamala Khan

Pictured: Iman Vellani alongside the character that she plays Ms Marvel

A little over a month ago, we were sharing the exciting news that America Chavez, the first queer Latina in the MCU, had finally debuted on the big screen. And now we get even more diversity in the MCU good news: Ms. Marvel, the first Muslim MCU character, is coming to our screens on June 8th.

Meet Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager, with an oversized imagination, who feels invisible both at home and at school. One of the main heroes she fangirls over is Captain Marvel, who she sees as an idol. Newfound superpowers turn her life upside down, as she becomes just like the superheroes she’s always looked up to.

But of course, things aren’t always that easy, and trouble is soon to find her in the form of villains and just regular old human life struggles.

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The character will be brought to life by 19-year-old Iman Vellani who was announced to be playing the role back in 2020. She was born in Karachi, Pakistan, but she and her parents moved to Canada when she was barely a year old.

What’s even more cool is that this is her acting debut. Vellani was fresh out of highscool and planning to attend Ontario College of Art & Design University, but she obviously has a few more important priorities to attend to now, having already been announced as part of the cast in the future Marvel film “The Marvels.” Fans of the character were thrilled as she not only looks the part but also represents everything Ms. Marvel stands for.

The series premiers on Disney+ on June 8th, and you’ll be able to catch a brand new episode each week. This series is sure to be an exciting journey. Check out the full trailer:

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