Disney’s ‘Ms. Marvel’ Series Casts Newcomer Iman Vellani As Kamala Khan

With all of the news swirling around the Ms. Marvel series headed to Disney+, we knew this had to be coming. THR reports that Disney has found their Kamala Khan in newcomer Iman Vellani, who will debut on the small-screen before heading into the MCU big leagues.

Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel is one of Marvel’s most popular heroes. The teenager is an Inhuman gifted with shapeshifting and polymorph abilities. What makes her different from another young crime-fighters in the MCU is her Pakistani heritage, juggling a desire to please her conservative Muslim family with a need to forge her own destiny. She is Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline a comic title, and has made a tremendous cultural impact since debuting in 2014. She is currently a prominent character in the hit Marvel’s Avengers video game.

Ms. Marvel will boast directors including Bad Boys for Life duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, plus documentarian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Titans filmmaker Meera Menon.  The series joins WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, and other shows headed to Disney+.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.