Posted on October 1, 2020

Who Is Iman Vellani? ‘Ms. Marvel’ Casts First Muslim Superhero Kamala Khan

Emma Nolan, Newsweek, September 30, 2020

Marvel has finally found its Ms. Marvel and she is to be played by newcomer Iman Vellani who will make history as Marvel Studio’s first onscreen Muslim superhero.

Vellani is set to star in a Disney+ series based on the comic-book character, Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager based in New Jersey whose alter-ego is superhero Ms. Marvel.


Vellani is herself the daughter of Pakistani Muslim immigrants and hails from Markham, Ontario.


Written by Bisha K. Ali, Kamala Khan became the first Muslim character to star in her own Marvel comic book back in 2014 and now the character is finally being brought to the small screen.

Deadline reports that Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has said that as well as appearing on the Disney+ series roster, Kamala Khan will be included in future MCU movies.