As per a Deadline report, Marvel Studios’ has found its Ms Marvel in newcomer Iman Vellani
The new Ms Marvel is significant for varied reasons. Its the maiden MCU attempt in diversifying its superhero league with a Pakistani-Muslim character. MCU phase 4 is the studios’ attempt to restructure its ranks. Many new characters are debuting in the upcoming phase and will fill the ranks of future Avengers.
Who is Iman Vellani?
A fresh face debutant Iman Vellani has no previous body of work. Per Deadline report, during the 2019 Toronto Film Festival, Vellani was part of the Next Wave Committee. Which was tasked with adding a special tag to films (pre-programmed into other categories) they believed would resonate with their peers. While unconfirmed, internet sleuths have figured she also runs a Letterboxd account where she reviews films in less than 20 words.
In the absence of previous work, it is hard to figure what the young Marvel recruit brings to the table however the studio has been successful in its past gambles. Did you know in 2009, Vulture’s casting news for the first Thor movie called Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston ‘no-names.’ Funnier is the fact that it’s true!
Prior to joining the MCU Hemsworth and Hiddleston were not Hollywood A-listers or bankable for that matters.
In retrospect, the fourth Thor instalment Love & Thunder and Disney+’s two season-long Loki series is a proof that Marvel rolled the right dice.
And Marvel Studios’ casting history has been full of such stories. In time Iman Vellani will write her own and probably the most crucial one in Hollywood’s turn of events.
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Ms Marvel’s MCU Future
Going by Marvel Head Kevin Feige’s words at D23 in 2019 fans understand Kamala Khan will be first introduced on Disney+ and will further show up in movies. “You will meet her in her Disney+ series, and then you will see her in our films,” Feige confirmed in 2019.
While it is unconfirmed which movies Iman Vellani will appear as Ms Marvel there are many speculations. There have been strong rumours about the Young Avengers movie. The Young Avengers is the set of sidekicks fulfilling the role of earth’s mightiest heroes. The team is supposed to include Kamala Khan (Ms Marvel), Kate Bishop (Hawkeye), Wanda’s children Wiccan & Speed (seen in WandaVision Trailer), Iron Lad, Miss America – both rumoured as of now.
In another rumour, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel sequel will serve as a mini Avenger movie. Given the intertwining of the two characters in the comic universe, fans are waiting with a baiting breath for the two to rub shoulders on screen. Nonetheless, for that, we would have to wait till 2022.
More so it should be just the start for the young recruit given she is the namesake of the studio and undeniably the successor to Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel.