‘Ms. Marvel’ Co-Creator on Iman Vellani’s Casting  

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With the premiere Ms. Marvel coming at the start of June, we’re starting to hear a bit more about the show. Sana Amanat, who co-created the character, is working on the show as an executive producer. She has been talking to Total Film about Iman Vellani’s audition as the titular character and Kamala Khan’s place in the Marvel Universe. Amanat describes Vellani’s acting prowess in her auditions in parallel to how she views Kamala Khan:

She just had this energy, and this innocence, and this quirkiness to her […] In one of her auditions, she really went from being very nerdy and quirky, to emotional and almost like she had this understanding of a world that someone beyond her years should have.

Sana Amanat

Similarly, Amanat describes Kamala’s place in the Marvel Universe as one going from a fan to a powerful person in her own right:

She’s this young character who is very much a fan of the bigwigs of the Marvel Universe like the Avengers, and she doesn’t feel necessarily like she can stand toe to toe with them. But I think, ultimately, she can, and she does.

Sana Amanat

Ms. Marvel is the second Marvel Studios Disney+ this year to introduce us to a new character in the MCU. Kamala Khan is more instantly connected to the universe around her as a fangirl. The multitudes of identities she embodies as a superhero, fangirl, teenager, and Muslim will be fascinating to see play out. Similarly, Iman Vellani’s career will be fascinating to watch as she takes off from Ms. Marvel and into The Marvels. 

Source: Total Film

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