Marvel’s first Pakistani Muslim woman superhero has just been finalized, and what better representation than to have a teenager who’s just that bag the role.
Cue Iman Vellani, Disney Plus’ Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teen based in New Jersey; with her inhuman ability to extend her limbs, alter her appearance, and shift her shape and size, Kamala works tirelessly to make the world a better place.
“In the course of becoming a local hero, Khan would encounter various peers in the super-powered community, always with enthusiasm and unbridled joy,” Marvel revealed. before adding that Khan’s character will also be a part of future Marvel films.
Oscar-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy alongside Meera Menon, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are ready to bring this superhero’s story to the screen.
Written and developed by British writer Bisha K. Ali, this marks Vellani’s first major Hollywood production, with hopefully many more to come.