Recently a highway billboard advertising the Ms. Marvel series takes the Kamala Khan back home to New Jersey. A Reddit user shares a photograph of a large billboard in New Jersey promoting the upcoming Disney+ series Ms. Marvel.
The billboard exactly matches the sign for the New Jersey Turnpike, it looks like Ms. Marvel herself is sitting on the top of the billboard as well. The advertisement itself is a tribute to the character, the same as Kamala Khan stays and protects Jersey City in the comics storyline.
Ms. Marvel Billboard Brings the Hero to Life in Her Home State of New Jersey
Keeping in mind, that the upcoming Marvel series will keep Jersey City as Kamala’s home, the series is even filming under the title “Jersey.” Not only this, but the series will also make the character the first Muslim MCU. In 2021, Vellani said in an interview:
“The fact that the show is being made and they’re including this character in the MCU is what’s important.”
“I don’t have to go out of my way and talk about being a Muslim and being Pakistani, it all comes out in the show. People seeing a person like me involved in a project as big as this is, I think, inspiring enough.”
“In the same way you see Tom Holland as Peter Parker evolve… that’s the bar, basically. For us, personally, it’s a masterpiece of a movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home. The bar is now so high. It just inspires us and also the other people involved in Ms. Marvel, to be like, ‘What can we do to try to reach that goal one day?”
Following that Kamala Khan co-creator, Sana Amanat also commented:
“I know people are like, ‘How dare you to change the powers!’ I know people are upset about it, but as someone who’s probably one of the closest people to this character from the inception, and having spoken to [co-creator G. Willow Wilson] about this as well, I think Willow and I have always felt that this made sense. This was the right move because there are bigger stories to tell.”
Apart from Ms. Marvel, we will also see Vellani in another upcoming film “The Marvels”. It will feature Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel and Monica Rambeau, including actors Brie Larson and Teyonah Parris.
Ms. Marvel premieres June 8 on Disney+.