Disney has found its Ms. Marvel in newcomer Iman Vellani. She is set to star in the Disney+ series based on the comic book character. Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Meera Menon have all been named directors on the series.
Helmed by writer Bisha K. Ali, Ms. Marvel follows Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teen based in New Jersey with shapeshifting abilities who discovers that she has Inhuman genes in and assumes the mantle of Ms. Marvel from her idol Carol Danvers after Danvers becomes Captain Marvel. She’s Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic book.