Marvel finds its first Muslim superhero in Canada

TORONTO: An upcoming actress Imaan Vellani will be seen as a Muslim superhero after being roped in by Marvel Studios as Ms. Marvel.

An 18-year-old Vellani, hailing from Canada will be seen in a Marvel movie as a first Muslim super-hero. Marvel had earlier named Pakistani Oscar-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy as one of the directors for the Disney+ show along with Meera Menon, Bilall Fallah, and Adil El Arbi.

Ms. Marvel is about a Pakistani-American 16-year-old based in New Jersey who looks up to Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers.

In the midst of her normal life as a teenager, Kamala discovers her superpowers which include, shapeshifting, invulnerability, and elasticity. By using her prior knowledge of superheroes, she goes on to become one of the fiercest crime fighters.

While this will be Vellani’s first Hollywood project, she has previously worked with the Next Wave Committee in a bid to make the industry more diverse.

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