First-Ever Muslim Teen Superhero

First-Ever Muslim Teen Superhero Ms. Marvel Joins MCU

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This summer, Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel, a fan-favorite and one of the latest superheroes added to the canon, is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). And seeing the trailer for her new Disney+ series, she’s as appealing and relatable as her comic version. 

The trailer for Ms. Marvel presents Kamala, a Muslim, Pakistani-American teenager from New Jersey who likes to doodle and imagine herself part of the team of superheroes she adores. Kamala is Marvel’s first-ever Muslim-American superhero. She was introduced in comics in 2013, then got her own series a year later. 

While we might one day see the teenage superhero placed among Marvel’s most powerful crime fighters, the series seems to set out as her own origin story. The Kamala introduced in the series will experience being bullied for her Avengers t-shirt and come across classmates who mispronounce her name. 

She gapes at a topless boy at a party surrounded by friends who are likewise amazed. Furthermore, she sees herself as an iteration of Captain Marvel, one of the most powerful female superheroes in the MCU. 

That fantasy later becomes true. The trailer does not indicate how Kamala possesses her powers or its scale; however, she details it as “cosmic.” 

“It’s not really the brown girls from Jersey City who save the world,” says Kamala in a clip in the trailer. However, Ms. Marvel the series will probably demolish that statement. 

Many questions are forming in the minds of MCU fans, but one thing’s for sure: she is expected to make an appearance in the future Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels.

The MCU is fond of a slow build of its characters, so the viewers or even Kamala may get a lot of questions that will not be answered yet. Marvel fans have possibly started to form theories; however, they all must sit tight until June 8, when the show starts airing on Disney+, to discover how Kamala’s journey sets out. 

Kamala Khan will be played by Iman Vellani, a 19-year-old Pakistani-Canadian actress. It will be Vellani’s onscreen debut.

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