“It’s not really the brown girls from Jersey City who save the world.”
Yes they are.
Disney+ dropped the first trailer for Ms. Marvel and announced a June 8 premiere date for the introduction of the stellar Iman Vellani as the titular Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero.
There wasn’t one moment in this trailer when I looked at Vellani as Kamala Khan as a proud older brother… or maybe an guncle considering my age. In any case, Ms.Marvel is a moment that is groundbreaking and needs to be celebrated.
With Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy at the directing helm I already love how unapologetically Brown and Muslim this show is. Also, I am living for her snark and also the fact that the love interest is another Brown boy. This film is going to be drenched in Brown Asian and South Asian excellence and even further bolster Asian representation.
Marvel Studios’ Ms. Marvel introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega fan with an oversized imagination—particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. That said, she must navigate her teenage life on top of having superpowers. That should be easy, right?
The cast also includes Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Nakli, Azhar Usman, Travina Springer, and Nimra Bucha.
Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Bisha K. Ali are the executive producers. Co-executive producers for the series are Sana Amanat and Trevor Waterson, and Bisha K. Ali is the head writer.
Check out the poster and stills from Ms. Marvel below.