With the success of Disney+’s superhero series, Marvel Studios has started to look elsewhere to find ways to keep MCU’s youthful demographic engaged. They have had great success with Tom Holland in the title role for their Spider-Man movies, and it is Kevin Feige’s casting that apparently steered them in a more youthful direction as they move forward with more original content on Disney+. Iman Vellani’s Ms. Marvel is set to be her own series on the streaming media platform, playing upon a combination of youthfulness and diversity soon.
Ms. Marvel In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Going straight from the comic panels to your living room is Ms. Marvel‘s lead, Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani). The series will follow Kamala as she not only becomes a superhero but also learns how to navigate the day-to-day life of an adolescent girl growing up in New Jersey as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She faces her first major challenge from being surrounded by all things Avengers, such as being an overprotective father and a sibling who has really impeccable hair and is too popular for her own good. This heroine will show fans what it means to be both an underdog and hope for change in at least one neighborhood of Jersey City.
MCU Boss Says Ms. Marvel’s Iman Vellani is a Marvel Fan “Like Tom Holland”
Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios President) compared Iman Vellani and Tom Holland with both sharing a similar positivity and joy that brings everyone on set together regardless of how they feel or what they’re going through because at the end of the day they’re excited to be working in entertainment. One thing that sets her apart is her fanatical drive to express her thoughts on Marvel’s decisions after the fact. The team worked closely with the Ms. Marvel lead actress to incorporate some of her ideas into the show, considering she has very strong opinions about their work.
Here’s what Kevin echoed:
Much like Tom Holland and Peter Parker, Iman is a much bigger Marvel fan than we realized. “(Onset) she carries this Unabomber notebook with her everywhere, with her scribbles and ideas. And why wouldn’t we want to hear them? Not just because she’s playing the lead, she’d be commenting on the show online. So better comment before the show’s done, and try to incorporate some of those ideas.
It remains to be seen if Vellani will hit the same peaks that Holland has in recent times, but she’s already making an impact from what we can see.
Check out Ms. Marvel’s trailer here:
Source: Great Magazines