We’ll be waiting a while longer for Kamala Khan’s arrival.
Ms Marvel was initially expected to air later this year, but Variety is now reporting that the new series – starring Iman Vellani as Marvel’s first Muslim lead character – will instead premiere some time in 2022.
No exact release date has been confirmed, but Ms Marvel‘s exciting premise is enough to keep the excitement building for now.
The latest team-up for Marvel and Disney+ will follow 16-year-old Pakistani-American Kamala Khan, a superhero super-fan who has a particular fondness for Captain Marvel.
Kamala channels her enthusiasm into writing fan-fiction, and lo and behold, ends up developing some incredible shape-shifting powers herself.
Ms Marvel also features Aramis Knight as the vigilante Red Dagger, Matt Lintz as Kamala’s best pal Bruno Carrelli, Mohan Kapur as her dad Yusuf, and Zenobia Shroff as her mum.
Opening up about the significance of portraying a Muslim superhero in the MCU, Iman Vellani said recently that she hopes the show is “inspiring” for audiences.
“The fact that the show is being made and they’re including this character in the MCU is [what’s important],” the young actress explained.
“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.”
Ms Marvel is expected to debut on Disney+ later this year.
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