Newcomer Iman Vellani To Play Title Role In Marvel’s ‘Ms. Marvel’ Series For Disney Plus https://t.co/ZOfdPK4qV5— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) September 30, 2020
Marvel has cast relative newcomer Iman Vellani in the role of Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel. Vellani is an 18 year old Canadian actress who is Muslim and is of Pakistani descent.
According to deadline, the plan always was to stay true to the character in finding the right actress to play the role, even if it meant offering a person that was not well known to the public (so all the rumors about Ger*ldine Visw*nathan being a frontrunner for this were pure bullshit).