Vellani will play a 16-year-old Muslim teenager and looks up to superheroes like Captain Marvel
Marvel has finally found its 'Ms. Marvel' in new comer Iman Vellani.
Vellani will play a 16-year-old Muslim teenager who lives in Jersey City and looks up to superheroes like Captain Marvel in the Disney Plus series, reported by Variety.
According to Marvel, she has an "an Inhuman ability to alter shape and size [and] employs an idealistic attitude as much as any power to make the world a better place."
The Vellani news comes less than two weeks after the series solidified its director lineup. "Ms. Marvel" tapped "Bad Boys for Life" duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, as well as Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Meera Menon to helm various episodes.
The character first appeared in the comics series in 2012, and the show is being spearheaded by writer Bisha K Ali.