Ms.Marvel dropped its first official trailer today ahead of its June premiere, giving us our best look at Kamala Khan and the series overall. The footage gave us our first look at Kamala’s world and her obsession with superheroes, especially Captain Marvel. That is not all, as in a blink and you’ll miss it scene, we also got our first look at actor Aramis Knight in the series as the vigilante Red Dagger, a superhero from Pakistan.
The scene is brief but around the 1:25 mark, you can spot Knight as Red Dagger seemingly in combat with Kamala. Dagger jumps and narrowly dodges an incoming fist construct from Khan. The character is sporting some street clothes along with the red bandana he wears around his face, which doesn’t quite pop out at first like it did in the comics.
For those unfamiliar with the character, Kareem, better known as Red Dagger, first appeared in Ms.Marvel Vol. 4 #12 in October 2016. He was created by G. Willow Wilson and Mirka Andolfo. Kareem grew up in Badin, Pakistan with his mother who was good friends with Kamala’s aunt. He would come to live with her grandmother in Karachi, where he would suit up as Red Dagger at night and protect the people of the city. It looks like these scenes in particular take place in Pakistan, based on the language spotted on the sign near Kareem.
Ms.Marvel is set to start streaming on Disney+ on June 8th and will star Iman Vellani in the titular role. The series was written by Bisha. K Ali and featured directors like Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Source: Marvel Studios