Another collaboration between Disney+ and Marvel Studios was further elaborated on during the 2020 Disney Investors Day Presentation. The upcoming series Ms. Marvel revealed a first-look video of newcomer Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel as well as some Marvel executives providing some context behind the series’ creation and casting, according to Marvel.com.
Ms. Marvel, a newer character to Marvel comics has grabbed the world’s imagination and we are excited to announce Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 11, 2020
Ms. Marvel centers on the teenager Kamala Khan who unexpectedly acquires superpowers. The series is set in Jersey City and on Khan’s life as a Pakistani-American teenager dealing with her double life as a superhero. Khan is portrayed by Vellani. Additionally, the cast includes the likes of Saagar Shaikh (Unfair & Ugly), Rish Shah (Years and Years), Mohan Kapur (Gully Boy), Yasmeen Fletcher (Let Us In), Matt Lintz (The Walking Dead), Aramis Knight (Into the Badlands), Azher Usman (Mooz-lum), Travina Springer (The Mule), Laith Nakli (Ramy), and Nimra Bucha (Churails).
Furthermore, the superhero and comic book series is slated to premiere on Disney+ in the late window of 2021. The series’ episodes will be directed by Bilall Fallah (Black, Bad Boys for Life), Meera Menon (Farah Goes Bang), Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Saving Face), and Adil El Arbi (Black, Bad Boys for Life).
Vellani was also announced at the Disney Presentation to appear in the upcoming MCU film Captain Marvel 2 alongside Brie Larson (Room) and Teyonah Parris (Dear White People, Mad Men).