As the search for the MCU’s Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan finally comes to a close, fans everywhere are abuzz with excitement for up and comer actress, Iman Vellani, to take on her very first leading role in Hollywood! For those who don’t know about Vellani, she helps to make strides in the film industry for more diversity! At the 2019 Toronto Film Festival; or TIFF for short; she was part of the Next Wave Committee, which was tasked with adding a special tag to films; already programmed into other categories; which they believed would resonate with their peers.
Now believe it or not but Iman Vellani is also a huge film nerd! Over social media accounts like Twitter, people have found out she has a Letterboxd account and boy is it amazing! We compiled some of our favorite reviews and wanted to share these with all of our readers!
1) Captain Marvel
In the comics, Kamala is a big fan of Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers. In Kamala’s first comic book run, she eventually meets up with the cosmic Avenger and to her surprise, Carol actually gives Kamala her blessing to let her use the Ms. Marvel moniker! Now of course Vellani doesn’t say she hates Brie Larson, it’s just that she isn’t a fan of the movie. With a new director taking charge in Carol’s next solo outing, we can only hope that Nia DaCosta improves on the MCU counterpart. Here’s also hoping that we can see Brie Larson and Iman Vellani fighting together side by side!
2) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
She has a good point.
Christopher Nolan’s filmography is certainly a sight to behold but movies like this do tend to jump to the confusing explanations.
4) Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
This just oozes big Kamala Khan energy!
5) Spider-Man 3
Sure this comic book movie has its faults but it’s still very entertaining.
While Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani has shared his excitement for the casting, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Simu Liu sings his praise on the news!
Ms. Marvel creator G. Willow Wilson also gives her thoughts on the news!
Vellani also shows a lot of love for the MCU, even calling out Kevin Feige by name in dedicating a stop-motion pandemic-inspired animation to the Marvel producer. You can watch the short right below!