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Iman Vellani Lands the Role of Ms. Marvel on Disney+

Marvel Studios has found its Ms. Marvel! Deadline is reporting that newcomer Iman Vellani has landed the role of Ms. Marvel, aka Kamala Khan, for a new live-action series coming to the Disney+ streaming service. The series comes from writer Bisha K. Ali.

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Meera Menon will direct the series for Marvel Studios.

In the comics, Kamala Khan is a Pakistani-American growing up in Jersey City. She idolized Super Heroes like Captain Marvel, never dreaming she’d have the opportunity to join her role models in safeguarding society from the forces of evil.

When Black Bolt of the Inhumans released the Terrigen Mist into Earth’s atmosphere, Kamala’s Inhumanity awakened and she could now extend her limbs, alter her appearance, and shift shape in other manners.

Early on in her exploits, Khan also uncovered the ability to heal from any injury by transforming back from her empowered form to Kamala. Other skills possessed by Ms. Marvel include the fight training she picks up from a diverse array of teachers — including Inhumans and Avengers — plus her keen mind and natural leadership ability.

Kamala Khan is also a major character in the new Marvel’s Avengers video game, which is now available and can be ordered here.

Marvel Studios has been making major moves in recent weeks to move forward with its Disney+ series. The studio cast Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk and has also started developing a series featuring Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury character. The Marvel Studios series to debut on the series will be WandaVision.

Marvel Studios president and Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige previously revealed that characters such Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk will appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies following their Disney+ debuts.

“Some characters like we’ve announced, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight, you will meet for the first time on a Disney+ show and then they’ll go into the movies but the MCU will now go back and forth,” Feige said.

“We are certainly doing cinematic art-level productions for Disney+,” Feige added. “All of [the] characters will undergo transformative, I hope very-exciting changes in that show and then go into our movies, so they’ll go back and forth.”

Coming later in 2020, Marvel Studios’ WandaVision blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) — two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives — begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

Also starring in the series are Kat Dennings and Randall Park who will reprise their roles from Thor and Ant-Man and The Wasp, Teyonah Parris is playing a grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, and Kathryn Hahn has been cast as a new character in the series.

Coming in 2021, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier pairs up two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most popular heroes — Sam Wilson aka The Falcon and Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier — in a series of action-filled adventures as they fight together against evil after the events of Avengers: Endgame.

Anthony Mackie (The Falcon), Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier), Daniel Brühl (Baron Zemo), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), and Wyatt Russell (John Walker) will star.

In Marvel Studios’ Loki, the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Kate Herron directs and Michael Waldron is head writer.

The Loki series debuts on Disney+ in 2021 and the other series in the works are Hawkeye and What If…?

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