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Iman Vellani to play ‘Ms. Marvel’, Disney Plus’ Pakistani superhero

Iman Vellani has been cast to play the lead role in Disney Plus’ “Ms. Marvel”, according to Variety.

The newcomer on Wednesday said she is excited to have landed the role of Ms. Marvel.

She would portray the role of Ms. Marvel a.k.a. Pakistani American Kamala Khan.

Variety reported that, Iamn would play the character of 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.

Pakistan’s Oscar winning director Sharmeen Obai-Chinoy is among the people who would helm various episodes of the Disney Plus Series.

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