She is the first Muslim superhero to headline a Marvel comic book series and now fans have been given a new look at newcomer Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel.
Disney has released its first trailer of Ms. Marvel, showing the first footage of Vellani as the superhero.
In the clip that is just over a minute-and-a-half, The Weeknd's Blinding Lights plays in the background as we’re introduced to Vellani as Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager living in New Jersey. We see her in school, where she is being teased about her Avengers T-shirt by a fellow classmate, and sitting at a desk looking bored and daydreaming about her crush.
"Maybe they're right, I spend too much time in fantasy land," she says at one point in the trailer. She is then shown floating in a cosmic universe, before seemingly discovering her new powers on Earth.
Later on, she also says: “It’s not really the brown girls from Jersey City who save the world,” before being shown in action in her suit and fleetingly alluding to her character’s powers. She’s later seen in a home-made costume similar to that of her hero, Captain Marvel.
The clip has had more than 9.7 million views since being uploaded on Tuesday. Ahead of the show’s debut, here’s everything we know about it so far.
When is 'Ms. Marvel' coming out?
It has been announced that the show will stream on Disney+ on June 8. The first season of Ms. Marvel will contain six episodes.
Who is in the cast?
The show stars Vellani as Khan in her first acting credit. She was announced for the role in October 2020, months after Disney revealed that it was turning the comic book into a live-action series.
The rest of the young cast consists of Aramis Knight as Kareem (who is also a vigilante named Red Dagger), Saagar Shaikh as Kamala's older brother, Matt Lintz as Kamala's best friend and Rish Shah as Karman. Zenobia Shroff and Mohan Kapur will play her parents, Muneeba and Yusuf Khan.
How will 'Ms. Marvel' tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
In the series, like the comic book, Khan is a huge admirer of Captain Marvel. This is where she takes her superhero moniker from. The MCU is set to release a 2023 sequel to Captain Marvel, titled The Marvels, which is expected to also feature Vellani as Khan. It will also star Brie Larson and Teyonah Parris as Captain Marvel and Monica Rambeau.
— This article was first published on November 14, 2021