Meet Iman Vellani, A Big Fan Of Iron Man And The MCU’s Ms. Marvel.

Meet Iman Vellani, A Big Fan Of Iron Man And The MCU’s Ms. Marvel.

As more information about the series continues to surface, Ms. Marvel appears to be one of the few Disney+ series that Marvel Studios is prioritizing.

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who directed Bad Boys for Life, are among the directors who have joined the series.

Recent casting speculations for Ms. Marvel have included Jasjit Williams and Saagar Shaikh joining in supporting roles. Marvel Studios is holding casting calls for more supporting parts, including those for the comic book characters Tyesha Hillman and Zoe Zimmer.

According to a casting call for four new characters for the series, Ms. Marvel appears to place a strong emphasis on family and Kamala Khan’s neighborhood.

This culminated in the announcement that Iman Vellani has been chosen to play the lead role in the Disney+ series adaptation of Ms. Marvel from the MCU.

Iman Vellani is a relatively unknown actress; Ms. Marvel will be her debut appearance in a big-budget mainstream film. However, there is some Vellani-related information that offers some clues as to what fans should anticipate from the MCU newbie.

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Iman Vellani, the Canadian Ms. Marvel from the MCU, is between the ages of 18 and 19. Borys Kit, a reporter for The Hollywood Reporter, claims that Marvel Studios tested actresses this summer before settling on Vellani in late August or early September.

Iman Vellani was one of the twelve individuals named to the Toronto International Film Festival’s Next Wave Committee last year (TIFF). Young film enthusiasts make up the Next Wave Committee, a group of students who choose the movies that will be shown as part of the festival.

In connection with this, Vellani discussed her choice for the finest film at TIFF, Hala, in an interview with CBC. The movie follows Muslim adolescent Hala as she juggles two cultures. It sounds disturbingly similar to topics explored in the Ms. Marvel comics that Hala must balance her Muslim faith with Western standards that exist outside of this civilization. Vellani stated on Hala that the movie “was truly able to relate” to her:

“I think the one that actually just spoke to me the most was this little film called Hala, and it was just beautiful the way that Minhal Baig, the director, projected her entire life story into this charming character of Hala who is this Pakistani-American-Muslim teenager with immigrant parents, actually just like myself, so I was really able to relate a lot to this film.”

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Following Is A Summary

A Big Fan Of Iron Man And The MCU's Ms. Marvel
A Big Fan Of Iron Man And The MCU’s Ms. Marvel

The following is a summary of some of Hala’s challenges from the movie that Vellani provided, which may have an impact on the actress’s portrayal of Kamala:

“It basically just follows Hala just trying to live her life separate from her school life and her home life because they’re so different with her parents just enforcing rules on her and trying to make her live life with their values and their beliefs that were mainly just present from their country, and now that she’s in this Westernized society it’s so hard for her to try to obey her parents while also keeping friendships and relationships.”

Iman Vellani clearly likes movies, especially those that address contemporary societal concerns that concern viewers:

“I think [it]’s a really important film to see when you want to take a good look at a young member of society who’s just trying to fit into the best of both worlds.”

As part of her profile for the Next Wave Committee, Vellani spoke with TIFF directly and gave some insightful responses. In three words, Vellani defined herself as “curious, adventurous, meticulous,” all of which are qualities that would be appropriate for Kamala Khan. When asked which actor Vellani would choose to portray her in a film, she replied, “Iron Man, obviously.”

Vellani obviously has a lot of affection for the MCU because she even specifically mentions Kevin Feige in a stop-motion pandemic-inspired cartoon she made for him. Could the short film she posted six months ago have aided in her landing the role of Ms. Marvel in the MCU?


Iman Vellani’s admiration for movies like Hala that chronicle the coming-of-age tales of minorities may have had some influence on her performance as Kamala Khan, though it is difficult to say for sure. It will be intriguing to see how far these links go when more information about the series emerges given how strikingly similar Hala and Ms. Marvel are. By conveying these themes to a much bigger, mainstream audience, Vellani will be able to spread the message that stories of young people bridging diverse cultures are vital.

Given her recent emergence in the Ms. Marvel role, Iman Vellani’s relationship with the MCU is intriguing. Vellani probably will be able to include her personal passion for the characters in her performance because Kamala Khan is meant to be a huge admirer of superheroes in the in-universe. Vellani will undoubtedly fit into the post well because of her past understanding of the MCU.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed, Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson in Ms. Marvel, is probably going to make an appearance in the series in some manner.

Iman Vellani will appear in Ms. Marvel when the show debuts on Disney+ in 2022.

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