Ms Marvel to star in 'Captain Marvel 2'

Iman Vellani, Marvel's first onscreen Muslim superhero, will be seen in Brie Larson's upcoming film

Entertainment Desk December 11, 2020

In rather exciting news, Disney has confirmed Iman Vellani's Ms Marvel will appear in Captain Marvel 2, forging new ties between the MCU movies and the companion series on Disney+, reported Variety

Neither character's role is surprising, given that both are inspired by Carol Danvers in the comics to take up Ms Marvel and Captain Marvel names, respectively.

Captain Marvel 2 will feature Brie Larson reprising the lead role. Candyman's Nia DaCosta is directing the sequel. Vellani, 18, won the Kamala Khan role after a long search. The Disney+ series follows Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager in New Jersey who will be the MCU's first Muslim superhero on screen. In a 2019 interview with the CBC, Vellani referred to herself as a Pakistani-American-Muslim teenager with immigrant parents.

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah - the directing duo behind the blockbuster Bad Boys for Life - will direct some episodes of the Ms Marvel series. The multiple Oscar and Emmy-winning Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who hails from primarily a documentary background, has also been tapped to direct episodes of the Disney+ series. Joining them in the directors' bullpen is Meera Menon, a comic book TV series veteran who has directed episodes of Marvel's The Punisher, The Walking Dead and Titans.

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