Ms. Marvel is one of the most anticipated characters of the next phases of the MCU, and her performer, Iman Vellani, has spoken about the role for the first time.
The young actress touched on the representation theme since, like Kamala Khan herself, she is Muslim and of Pakistani origin. The character will make her debut in a solo series and the Captain Marvel sequel.
Vellani spoke with Variety about her role, making it clear that the focus is not exactly on what she represents, but that will be part of the essence of the character, as it could not be otherwise.
“The fact that the show is being made and they’re including this character in the MCU is [what’s important].
I don’t really have to go out of my way and talk about being a Muslim and being Pakistani — it all comes out in the show. People seeing a person like me involved in a project as big as this is, I think, inspiring enough,” she said.
At just 18 years old, the actress will have the great responsibility of introducing one of the most important characters in Marvel comics in recent years. She will also be alongside Carol Danvers and Monica Rambeau in The Marvels, Captain Marvel sequel.