American comic Hasan Minhaj has expressed his happiness that Marvel has decided to launch its first-ever Muslim superhero. Sharing a photo of himself with Iman Vellani, Minhaj wrote that he simply loved the idea of a Muslim girl playing the lead role in a globally popular series.
A visibly elated Minhaj wrote, “What a time to be alive. We have a Muslim girl in the MCU. Started watching Ms. Marvel and absolutely loved it.”
Minhaj added, “Iman Vellani is a star, the cast is amazing, and the series gets even better over time. Shout out to @sanaamanat622 (the director) for championing this project for the past decade.”
Imani will be playing the lead character of Kamala Khan in the Marvel superhero film. The project also includes several prominent Pakistani actors namely Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, and Nimra Bucha. Bollywood actor and singer Farhan Akhtar will also be making a guest appearance in the film.
Reaacting to Minhaj’s Instagram post, actress Mindy Kaling wrote, “glam fam jam.” Social media star Lily Singh commented, “We love to see it.” “Then Brown Renaissance is upon us!” wrote Indian-American wrapper Raja Kumari.
Marvel had revealed in March this year its first-ever Muslim superhero as it released the teaser video of the upcoming new series, Ms Marvel. The first-ever Muslim superhero is Kamala Khan, a young girl with a big imagination who loves gaming and writing fanfiction about her super-idols. Kamala Khan’s character has been essayed by Iman Vellani.
Marvel’s decision to create the first-ever Muslim superhero was widely hailed by netizens including the star cast of the series such as Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo and Kumail Nanjiani.