Iman Vellani, a former Marvel star, claims to have totally lived the Kamalas life

Iman Vellani, a former Marvel star, claims to have totally lived the Kamalas life

While being the subject of review bombers in its first week of release, the Disney Plus series has been hailed as a fresh addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iman Vellani, a star of the film, plays the defiantly Muslim teenage superhero of the title, (Kamala Khan by day) and claims she enjoys living Kamalas life.

The Disney Plus program started streaming on June 8 (new episodes each Wednesday) and has been a hit with fans and critics, claiming that it is a pleasure to see from its energetic style, exceptional camerawork, and fantastic performances, especially from the lead singer.

Despite a continuous stream of negative one-star reviews on, some MCU fans criticized it for being childish (well, it about teenagers) and worse, as being awake because it has elevated a Muslim actress and dynamic to the tens of thousands of fans.

Iman, a Pakistani-Canadian actor, told BBC Asian Network before her appearance. She felt incredible knowing that Marvel trusts me to hold this title and to kind of bring character to life. And aside from that, were bringing an entirely new diaspora of fans into the MCU and im excited to see their reaction.

All my friends back in Pakistan are so eager and so heart-warming to hear. I do not think about it too much and all the pressures that result in being the first of anything, according to her.

When she was 17 she became Kamala, a 16-year-old woman, and she claims that her character on screen has so much of her own life in her story (and back story).

We had so many conversations, both directors and I, only sharing so much of my real-life and real-life experiences. I feel like I completely lived Kamalas life.

Rish Shah (Kamran) co-stars echoed her sense of being in such a varied production, claiming that it was not often that he got to go onto a set where he felt like he existed.

He believed that the goal of this program would help others in search of future opportunities, and said it was a pleasure to tell a heroic superhero tale within a Muslim context.

The six-part series is a precursor to the big-screen MCU movie, expected to arrive in summer 2023, which will reportedly feature Iman with herself, Brie Lawson, Samuel L Jackson, and British star Zawe Ashton, with a script written by WandaVision screenwriter Megan McDonnell.

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