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First Muslim Superhero ‘Ms Marvel’ What We Know So Far

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Scheduled for release on the 8th of June 2022, Ms Marvel is an upcoming American television miniseries for the major streaming service Disney+. The story is created by Bisha K Ali and is based on the Marvel Comics character Kamala Khan, otherwise known as Ms Marvel. With the trailer released just two days ago showcasing the first Asian and Muslim representation, there are a lot of talks on social media on the expectations of this series, so read on and find out everything we know so far!

Revealing Marvel’s first ever Muslim superhero, the official trailer for the upcoming series Ms Marvel was dropped just two days ago! Check it out below:

This will be the seventh television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), produced by Marvel Studios, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The cast is as follows:

  • Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms Marvel
  • Aramis Knight as Kareem/Red Dagger
  • Saagar Shaikh as Amir Khan, Kamala’s older brother
  • Rish Shah as Kamran, a boy Kamala has a crush on
  • Zenobia Shroff as Muneeba Khan, Kamala’s mother
  • Mohan Kapur as Yusuf Khan, Kamala’s father
  • Matt Lintz as Bruno Carrelli, Kamala’s best friend
  • Laurel Marsden as Zoe Zimmer

Cast members with undisclosed roles include:

  • Yasmeen Fletcher
  • Laith Nakli
  • Azhar Usman
  • Travina Springer
  • Nimra Bucha
  • Alyy Khan
  • Alysia Reiner
  • Fawad Khan
  • Mehwish Hayat
  • Anjali Bhimani

Description:

“Kamala Khan, a fangirl of the Avengers, particularly Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, struggles to fit in until she gains her own powers.”

Some major changes have been made to Kamala Khan’s origin story, as many have noticed, such as her powers. In the Marvel Comics, Kamala is depicted as an Inhuman who is completely unaware of her Inhuman heritage, that is until the day she is exposed to a cloud of Terrigen Mists and her powers suddenly manifest. Kamala becomes a polymorph, which gives her the ability to stretch and expand her body into all sorts of shapes; an example of this power is Mister Fantastic or Elastigirl.

Through the trailer, we learn that in the MCU, Kamala Khan “seems to gain her powers from a mystical bracelet. Instead of making her stretchy, the bracelet generates a purple energy aura that Kamala can use to form fists, shield herself and even walk on air.” 

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