Disney+ Casts Newcomer Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel For Upcoming Series

Disney+ found a new star in Iman Vellani!

The newcomer actress will star in the title role of the new Marvel Studios/Disney+ series titled Ms. Marvel, as well as future Marvel films, THR reports.

Ms. Marvel centers on New Jersey teenager Kamala Khan, who broke ground in 2014 as Marvel’s first Muslim character to star in her own comic book title,” THR says. “Her comics are known for exploring Kamala’s identity as a Pakistani American living in a religious family while trying to find her own way.”

Marvel’s The Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani celebrated the news and welcomed Iman to the Marvel family.

“I just saw they cast Ms. Marvel and legit got teary eyed,” he wrote on Twitter. “Congratulations Iman Vellani! Your work is going to mean so much to so many people, myself included. I can’t wait.”

After the news broke, Iman launched a new Instagram account, sharing the news, and writing, “Speechless and excited! Wish me luck. ❤️ #msmarvel”

See her photo and send her congratulatory messages – @imanvellani!

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