The premiere of Ms. Marvel has fans everywhere talking and theorizing about Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is well underway. The production team behind Ms. Marvel did a great job finding a diverse set of actors to bring Kamala Khan’s story to life.
While Iman Vellani is new at acting, many of her co-stars are not. Some of the cast got their starts in Hindi films while others began their career in internationally-revered films. Meanwhile, several of these actors already have their next role lined up or their next project just waiting to be released.
Polite Society – Nimra Bucha
Release Date Unknown
Nimra Bucha plays Najma in Ms. Marvel and she is credited for all six episodes of the show. Her character has not been explored much yet, but Najma is rumored to be a part of a sinister group operating in Jersey City.
Nimra is set to appear in the upcoming action-comedy, Polite Society. Her role is unknown, but she is listed as one of the top-billed cast members on IMDb. The movie is about a school girl who plans a heist at her sister’s wedding in an effort to ruin the impending marriage and give her sister a chance to live out her dreams. Polite Society is directed by Nida Manzoor, the creator of the well-received Peacock show We Are Lady Parts. It will be exciting to see what Nimra brings to both Ms. Marvel and Polite Society.
All Fun And Games – Laurel Marsden
Release Date Unknown
Laurel Marsden plays Zoe Zimmer, one of the popular girls at school who often picks on Kamala. She secretly loves the Avengers and witnesses Ms. Marvel’s powers at AvengersCon, which was filled with desirable MCU items.
Marsden is set to appear in All Fun and Games, a movie being executive produced by the Russo Brothers. Also starring Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things and Asa Butterfield of Sex Education, this upcoming thriller tells the story of a group of siblings who find themselves in a demon’s presence while playing childhood games. Based on what has been revealed about the synopsis of All Fun and Gamesthe film seems to give off Squid Game vibes but with a supernatural twist.
What You Taught Me – Yasmeen Fletcher
Release Date Unknown
Yasmeen Fletcher plays Nakia in Ms. Marvel, one of Kamala’s best friends. They belong to the same church and have each other’s backs at school.
Yasmeen will play Zoe in What You Taught Me, an independently-produced short film based on a poem written by Piper Curda. The film will follow a woman as she documents what she’s learned from important people she’s met in life. The director has stated that the mini-movie is inspired by many contemporary dramas and indie classics.
Baby Blue – Aramis Knight
Aramis Knight, known for his roles in Ender’s Game and Into The Badlandsplays Kareem in Ms. Marvel. While the character hasn’t yet been explored in the MCU, it’s a possibility they follow his arc from the comics. Under the guise of Red Dagger, Kareem fights crime in Pakistan and becomes a love interest for Kamala.
Knight plays Jay Jay in Baby Blue, a comedy horror film that follows a group of vlogging teens as they discover a serial killer’s grave and find themselves targeted by its spirit. Not much is known of the movie as of right now, but some terrifying images have been released. Director Adam Mason considers Baby Blue a “love letter” to Stephen King, known for his many book-to-film adaptations. Knight has proven his range of acting skills and is sure to bring sincerity to his character.
Strangers – Rish Shah
Expected Late 2022
Rish Shah plays Kamran in Ms. Marvel, a potential love interest for the titular character. In the comics, Kamran has special abilities like Kamala, but he is not so concerned with using them to help people.
Shah plays Russ Lee in Strangers, a comedy about two girls who agree to seek revenge on each other’s bullies. This upcoming Netflix film also stars Maya Hawke, Sophie Turner, and Camila Mendes. This movie is directed by the co-writer of Thor: Love and Thunder, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The premise seems similar to I Want You Backa new romantic comedy in which two people agree to befriend each other’s exes and do everything in their ability to break up their new relationships.
Retribution – Arian Moayed
Arian Moayed plays Agent Cleary in Ms. Marvel, an agent of the US Department of Damage Control, employed to investigate individuals with special — and dangerous — abilities. Agent Cleary first appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home to interrogate Peter Parker and his companions.
Moayed is one of the top-billed actors set to appear in Retribution, an American remake of a 2015 foreign film. The movie is an action thriller about a man driving his kids to school when he receives a threat that if he stops and gets out of the car, the car will explode. Moayed stars alongside Matthew Modine, who plays one of the biggest villains in the Stranger Things universe. Retribution appears to be similar to Ambulancea 2022 release involving car chases and also based on a foreign film.
The Independent – Alysia Reiner
Like Moayed, Alysia Reiner plays an agent with the US Department Of Damage Control. Agent Deever is tasked with finding and bringing in Kamala Khan after the AvengersCon incident.
Reiner plays Kathy Gibbs in The Independent, a movie about a novel journalist who unravels a conspiracy surrounding a presidential candidate that would have a drastic effect on the country if it were to go public. This movie also stars John Cena, Ann Dowd, and Brian Cox. Not much else is known about this film, but with its cast, The Independent has the potential to be a great political thriller.
The Marvels – Iman Vellani
Coming July 28, 2023
Newcomer to acting Iman Vellani plays Kamala Khan as her character learns she can wield powers with the help of an old family relic. This is different from her comics origins, in which her powers were unleashed when the Terrigen Mist was released into the air and enhanced those with Inhuman DNA.
Vellani will reprise her role as Kamala Khan in The Marvels, one of the next feature-length installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Considered a sequel to Captain Marvel, this film will bring together the likes of Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan, and Monica Rambeau. It will be interesting to see what elements of Captain Marvel, WandaVisionand Ms. Marvel are explored in The Marvels.
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