“Ms. Marvel” Star Iman Vellani Teases Epic MCU Connection in New Video
Now that we’ve seen the first Ms. Marvel trailer and gotten a glimpse at newcomer Iman Vellani in the title role, Marvel Studios is having a little fun with us. In a new Ms. Marvel teaser posted recently, Vellani talks about the excitement she feels over the world finally seeing a look at her upcoming series on Disney+. Vellani stars as Kamala Khan, Marvel Studios’ first-ever Muslim superhero. Only in the series, Kamala isn’t aware she’s a superhero at the outset. In fact, she’s just a regular teenager, trying to get through high school, and that’s made a touch more difficult by the fact that she’s mocked for her love of superheroes, Captain Marvel in particular.
Yet Kamala will soon discover that she’s a superhero herself, and her connection to Captain Marvel and the rest of the Marvel legends is soon to shift from idolization to membership amongst them. It’s at the very end of the new video where Iman reveals one such connection to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it’s a doozy.
Yup, you saw that correctly, that was the Infinity Gauntlet, formerly possessed by none other than the Mad Titan himself, Thanos, then wrested away in a team effort by the Avengers and, in his final act, Iron Man, in Avengers: Endgame. It’s a clever little twist to end the teaser, and a nice reminder that all of Marvel’s series on Disney+ are connected to the larger MCU.
Ms. Marvel‘s creative team includes head writer Bisha K. Ali and the series directors—Bad Boys For Life helmers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, director Meera Menon, and documentarian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Joining Vellani in the cast are Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Nakli, Azhar Usman, Travina Springer, and Nimra Bucha.
Ms. Marvel arrives on Disney+ on June 8.
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Featured image: Iman Vellani stars in “Ms. Marvel.” Courtesy Marvel Studios/Disney+