Newcomer actress Iman Vellani is set to play teenage superhero Ms Marvel in an upcoming Disney series.
Hollywood Reporter cited sources saying that Marvel Studios had been scouting actors throughout the summer before deciding on the 18-year-old Canadian in late August or early September.
Following her appearance on the small screen, Vellani is expected to reprise her role as the elasticated superhero in future Marvel films.
The comics became known for depicting Kamala’s struggles with her faith and identity as she attempts to pave her own path in the world.
Bisha K Ali will be the head writer for the Disney adaptation and Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Meera Menon are expected to direct.
Pakistani-American actor Kumail Nanjiani, who stars in the upcoming Marvel film The Eternals, said he got “teary-eyed” when he heard the news of Vellani’s casting.
“I just saw they cast Ms Marvel and legit got teary-eyed.
“Congratulations Iman Vellani! Your work is going to mean so much to so many people, myself included. I can’t wait,” Kumail wrote.
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