People raised their eyebrows when they heard of a new actor landing the role of Ms. Marvel. But that’s what the MCU is like, they not only make awesome movies and shows for every fan but also give new and second chances to everyone.
Iman Vellani is quite new compared to the popularity of all the marvel shows, but the makers of the show were looking for someone as grounded as the titular character, and Vellani fit the description perfectly. As per her audition, she is an Avengers fan, which is the life of the protagonist, Kamala khan.
Who is Iman Vellani?
Iman Vellani is the Pakistani-Canadian actress who appears in the upcoming Marvel show, Ms. Marvel. She will also appear in the 2023 film, The Marvels.
Vellani was born in Pakistan but moved to Canada a year after her birth. She graduated from Unionville High School in the Regional Municipality of York. However, she was cast as Kamala Khan at the end of her senior year in high school. She aims on attending Ontario College of Art & Design University in integrated media.
How did she get the role of Kamala Khan, a.k.a, Ms. Marvel?
As we have found, Vellani is a real-life Kamala Khan, minus the superpowers. She even had a poster of Captain marvel on her bedroom wall. The actor said that she deeply connected with her character for a long time. She had read all her comics in high school and even used to dress up as her on Halloween. She became attached and protective of this character.
The executive producer, Bisha K. Ali said that they auditioned Vellani knowing that it was her first time in front of a professional camera, but they knew in an instant they had found their Kamala khan. The character is the first Muslim superhero in the MCU, which made finding the right actor a challenge, but Vellani was perfect for the role. The way MCU is going ahead, we can be sure that Ms. Marvel won’t be the last South Asian hero.
What was Vellani’s reaction?
Vellani expressed that she was delighted when she found out that she got the role. She says that in the era where films and series shape our perspective of the world so much, she felt wonderful Muslims and Pakistanis were shown in such a positive light. She is really glad to be a part of such a huge franchise.
What are her future projects?
Well, the MCU needs a lot of time from its actors. As of now, Iman Vellani has worked on the Ms. Marvel project and will reprise her role in the future film ‘The Marvels’.
What is this new film?
The Marvels is the sequel of the film Captain marv and is the 33rd film in the MCU. The film will star Brie Larson, Iman Vellani and Teyonah Parris reprise their roles as Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan, and Monica Rambeau respectively, from the previous installments. The film will also have Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury.