Iman Vellani Wiki – Iman Vellani Bioraphy
Iman Vellani is a Canadian actress. She is set to play Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel star in Disney+’s adaption of the comic book story of “Ms. Marvel,” a Pakistani-American teen from New Jersey. The character first appeared in 2014, becoming Marvel’s first Muslim character with her own title. The television series adaption will mark the screen debut of the hero.
According to ComicBook.com, “In the comics, Kamala is a teenage girl who learns that she has polymorphing powers, allowing her to ’embiggen’ or shrink any parts of her body. Inspired by Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Kamala uses her powers to protect her hometown of Jersey City, and eventually joins the Avengers.”
Vellani was previously part of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival’s Next Wave Committee, where she helped add tags to the films she thought her peers would like the most.
The film fest tweeted: “Introducing Ms. Marvel. Sending [love] and congratulations to #TIFFNextWave alum Iman Vellani, who will star as Kamala Khan and the titular superhero.”
“The Big Sick” and “Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani congratulated Vellani on Twitter. Nanjiani tweeted: “I just saw they cast Ms. Marvel and legit got teary eyed. Congratulations Iman Vellani! Your work is going to mean so much to so many people, myself included. I can’t wait.”
The civil rights organization Muslim Advocates tweeted: “JUST IN: We’re so ready for Iman Vellani to be the first of *many* onscreen Muslim heroes.”
Newcomer Iman Vellani has been chosen to play Ms. Marvel a.k.a. Pakistani American Kamala Khan, Variety has confirmed with a source close to the project.
The character she will play is a 16-year-old Muslim teenager who lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, and looks up to superheroes like Captain Marvel. 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.”
Disney Plus and Marvel declined to comment on the casting.
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.
“Ms. Marvel” is one of multiple Marvel series in various stages of development and production at Disney Plus. Just last week, Variety exclusively reported that Samuel L. Jackson is set to reprise the iconic role of Nick Fury for a new series.
Much closer on the horizon is “WandaVision,” which is slated to drop later this year on the streamer, with “The Falcon and Winter Soldier” and “Loki” on their way in 2021.
It was also recently reported that Tatiana Maslany is attached to star in a “She-Hulk” series. Otther Marvel shows on the Disney Plus slate include “Hawkeye,” and “Moon Knight.”
Kamala Khan Age
Kamala Khan is a 16-year-old Pakistani-American from New Jersey.
Iman Vellani Age
According to a September 3, 2019 article on CBC, Iman Vellani’s age was listed as 17 years. She is 18 years old as of September 2020.