New “Ms. Marvel” TV Spot Teases Marvel’s First Muslim Superhero
Marvel Studios’ youngest superhero is set to make her big debut. Ms. Marvel arrives on Disney+ in two short months and a new TV spot reveals a bit more about Iman Vellani’s teenage superhero Kamala Khan. What makes Ms. Marvel so exciting is that not only does it offer a totally different kind of Marvel series, but the first-ever Muslim superhero to lead a Marvel Studios show or film.
Kamala Khan is a Pakistani-American teenager living in Jersey City, only when Ms. Marvel begins, she’s not yet a superhero, she’s just your average teenager trying to survive high school. Soon enough, however, she’ll be facing far steeper challenges than mean girls and homework. “It’s not usually brown girls from Jersey City who save the world,” Kamala says at one point, but in Ms. Marvel, that’s precisely what we’ll get a chance to see.
Ms. Marvel‘s creative team includes head writer Bisha K. Ali and Bad Boys For Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, along with 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.
We’ll also see Vellani in Nia DaCosta’s Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels. For now, we’re excited to see her first go at Kamala Khan in what should be a summer treat.
Check out the new spot below. Ms. Marvel hits Disney+ on June 8.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Ms. Marvel,” launching on Disney+ in Summer 2022, is a new series that introduces Kamala Khan—a 16-year-old Pakistani-American growing up in Jersey City. A great student, an avid gamer, and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she has a special affinity for superheroes, particularly Captain Marvel. But Kamala struggles to fit in at home and at school—that is, until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life is easier with superpowers, right?
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Featured image: Iman Vellani stars in “Ms. Marvel.” Courtesy Marvel Studios/Disney+