Ms Marvel Episode 1: Kamala Khan makes a dazzling entry into the MCU as a nerdy South Asian Avengers geek
A New Jersey teen Kamala Khan who is always lost in her own fantasy land featuring the Avengers, discovers she has super powers as she dresses up like Captain Marvel at a superhero convention.
- Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah
- Iman Vellani,
- Matt Lintz,
- Yasmeen Fletcher,
- Zenobia Shroff,
- Mohan Kapur,
- Saagar Shaikh,
- Laurel Marsden,
- and Azhar Usman
- Fantasy/ Superhero
- Disney+ Hotstar
Marvel is busy introducing a new line of superheroes in MCU ’s phase 4 and finally Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel has entered the scene. The series which arrived on Disney+ Hotstar today the reasons why you absolutely can’t miss out on it go beyond Farhan Akhtar or Fawad Khan star in the series and well you are a fan.
For most part of Phase 4 that we have seen after Avengers Endgame, Marvel has been busy introducing replacements to the original Avengers but despite being based on a Carol Denvers aka Captain Marvel fan, much like Hawkeye, this series is remarkably refreshing. You instantly fall in love with Iman Vellani as the Pakistani-American teen from New Jersey who is the biggest fan of Captain Marvel and while she’s good with all the Avengers knowledge, she’s struggling through her life as a high school teen.
If you are South Asian, you’d fall in love with Kamala Khan for how relatable her life might seem. If you’re not, well then you are in for discovering a whole new world through the story. The strong and witty writing from Bisha K Ali of course deserves much of the credit for making the series the gem that it is.
The scenes simply look like pages of a comic book come alive and the performances especially Iman Vellani who sparkles as the nerdy New Jersey teen who wants nothing more to win the cosplay contest at the AvengersCon dressed as Captain Marvel and there discovers she has superpowers as she puts on an old family heirloom for effect.
In an unconventionally bold move the series introducing the first Muslim superhero to the MCU is bighearted, delightful and remarkably different from the superhero origin story stereotypes that we have seen repeated in the MCU umpteen number of times.