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MCU introduces their first Muslim superhero, Ms. Marvel and fans are delighted!

On March 15, the Ms Marvel trailer was released. Iman Vellani, who plays Kamala Khan, is a typical adolescent trying to fit in until she discovers her superpowers.

MCU introduces their first Muslim superhero, Ms. Marvel and fans are delighted!

Finally, after such a long wait the trailer of Ms. Marvel is here. MCU introduces Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager who idolizes Captain Marvel. She is the first-ever Muslim superhero of MCU who later on is seen to gain superpowers of her own, much like her idol. After the release of the trailer comic book fans have already started noticing similarities and differences from the comic book origins of the character. 

In the comics’ Kamala gained her powers after being affected by Terrigen Mist, but in the trailer, she probably gets them from something looking like a magical bracer. With abilities like shapeshifting and super strength, the MCU version of Kamala also has the ability to create and manipulate cosmic material.

Ms. Marvel Official Trailer

The trailer also includes glimpses of her high school life, social and personal life along with confirming the fact that she is showcased as a practicing Muslim. The villains can only be seen in vague shots, as there is a possibility of keeping them under wraps for a big reveal later on.

The use of The Weeknd’s popular track Blinding Lights in the background beautifully captures the essence and feel of the story. Before being a superhero we see her dealing with similar teenage issues. From being picked on, relationship troubles, and her own expectations and aspirations in life. Using this teen drama as the backdrop MCU sets up the superhero origin story. She is seen receiving an amulet that gives her superpowers, transforming her into Ms. Marvel. She faces several obstacles as a superhero and as a regular girl. The series will capture her journey through it all.

Ms. Marvel Official Trailer | Marvel's first Pakistani lead show

The show stars Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan or Ms. Marvel in the lead. It also features Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Nakli, Azhar Usman, Travina Springer, and Nimra Bucha as the supporting cast members.

Another reason for Ms. Marvel making such hype is the appearance of the popular South-Asian actor Fawad Khan. As he previously in an interview with Film Companion, confirmed being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though it is not yet revealed what role he will play, the fans have already started expressing their excitement on social media. 

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Ms. Marvel is all set to be released on June 8 2022 on the popular streaming platform Disney+, till then enjoy the trailer.

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Ankita is a passionate writer, she is a Journalism graduate who also studied Film Studies. She considers herself a Movie Buff as her interest in Cinema gradually increased after studying about it. She in her free time watches 7-8 movies at a stretch. Her interest majorly lies in Horror Movies and Horror Comedies. She has also got everything planned on how to survive a Zombie Outbreak.

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