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The MCU and Disney+ have found their Ms Marvel

October 1st, 2020 by Marc Comments

More big casting news for the MCU tonight as it seems that one of the most ‘eyes on’ roles have been cast.

We’ve known for a while that Disney+ was set to bring us a Ms Marvel series and late last week we learned that Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Meera Menon would be directing the series and now we have the name to go with the series as the titular hero.

Iman VellaniNewcomer Iman Vellani will star as Kamala Khan, “a Pakistani-American teen based in New Jersey. Ms. Marvel first appeared in 2014 as Marvel’s first Muslim character to star in her own title, and she will become Marvel Studios’ first onscreen Muslim hero. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has said that in addition to appearing on the small screen, Kamala Khan will be included in future Marvel films.”

Certainly if you look at the image above and the young actress, left, there’s no denying she certainly has the look of Ms Marvel spot on.

It’s been a big few weeks for Disney+ announcements with the news that Tatiana Maslany was to appear as She-Hulk in her own series and also the surprise news that Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury is set to get his own series too.

So, there we have it, directors and star in place, we’ll keep you posted as and when more news appears

Are you excited for the Ms Marvel series? I want to know…

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….