Besides her superhuman abilities, Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) fearlessly shows her dancing skills at her brother Aamir (Saagar Sheikh) wedding, featured in a new preview for the third episode of Ms. Marvelpremiering on Disney+ Wednesday.
Ms. MarvelExecutive producer and co-creator Sana Amanat previously told People that incorporating a Pakistani wedding into the series was vital to her. “If you’re Pakistani or Indian, having a dance sequence at a wedding is almost a rite of passage,” she shared, adding that it’s one of her favorite memories growing up.
Amanat also said the aim of the show is to inspire people to celebrate who they are. “That’s why it was extremely important and exciting for us to feature one on this show. It’s not meant to be perfect or complicated, just a joyous celebration of families together while being a window into our rich cultural heritage. that we hoped our audience would enjoy with us.
Ms. Marvel is a Muslim American teenage superhero from Jersey City who is an avid fan of Captain Marvel. Kamala mainly spends her life thinking that she doesn’t fit in at school and at home, but she soon realizes that she has superpowers similar to the superheroes she most admires.
Whereas Ms. Marvel serves as a role model for becoming Marvel’s first Muslim superhero, Vellani claimed she doesn’t feel the pressure to be the representative or “poster child” for Muslims and South Asians. “It’s a good show, and I really think we’ve represented the group of people that we want to represent pretty well,” the actress told People, adding, “I just wanted to bring everything that I love about the comics, and we got there.”
Ms. Marvel, indeed, is a new embrace of diversity in the MCU’s Phase 4 with the multifaceted portrayal of Muslim culture. Following the release of Moon Knight earlier this year, Ms. Marvel is the sixth live-action Disney+ show from Marvel Studios, extending the studio’s good run on the streaming service. Alongside Vellani and Shaikh, the TV series also stars Aramis Knight, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Rish Shah, and Yasmine Fletcheramong others.
Ms. MarvelThe first two episodes of are now available on Disney+. New episodes will air weekly, every Wednesday. In the meantime, check out the exclusive clip below.