Iman Vellani Dons Comic-Inspired Ms. Marvel Costume
On Friday evening, Dailymail.com dropped new behind-the-scenes photos of Iman Vellani in a comic book accurate costume on the set of Ms. Marvel in Atlanta, Georgia.
Iman Vellani’s Ms. Marvel
Vellani, who is playing the show’s eponymous character, Ms. Marvel, also known by her name given at birth, Kamala Khan, was seen in her superhero costume for the first time in Atlanta on Friday evening.
On set, the 18-year-old actress appeared ready to spring into action to save the swarm of onlookers from some off camera danger… maybe the paparazzi?
Marvel Blog True Believers, the latest photos from Atlanta are also our first look at the character’s new super suit for the forthcoming Disney+ series (although we did get a previous glimpse at an earlier version of the fan-fiction loving character’s duds).
Ms. Marvel Costume
Previously, Vellani was seen costumed in a bright blue-and-yellow leather jacket inspired by the final costume of Carol Danvers (A.K.A. Captain Marvel) in Captain Marvel, which a young Monica Rambeau (played by Akira Akbar) helped design.
Since Ms. Marvel is a follow-up to Brie Larson‘s Captain Marvel, the young Kamala Khan of the MCU is inspired by the in-universe version of her favorite hero.
However, in the most recent set photos, Vellani was seen in a blue-and-red metallic top – patched with Khan’s signature golden lighting bolt insignia – that turned into a skirt. And, excitingly for comic book fans, her outfit is paired with a matching mask, as well as a scarf that’s tied around her neck.
Clearly, the super suit is heavily influenced by the comic book version of the young hero, who has had many first appearances, but was fully introduced to readers in 2013 in Captain Marvel #17 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Filipe Andrade, Jordie Bellaire, Joe Quinones, and Joe Caramagna.
In Captain Marvel #17, fans only get a first glimpse at Kamala Khan, as she’s beginning to explore her new inhumane abilities.
A few years later, Ms. Marvel became the first Muslim hero to headline her own series, starting with Ms. Marvel #1 by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, Ian Herring, Joe Caramagna, Sara Pichelli and Justin Ponsor, and as you can see, Vellani’s new costume is heavily influenced by the comic book character’s superhero outfit.
Captain Marvel 2
Marvel Studios Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige has already announced his plans to have Vellani portray Ms. Marvel in the upcoming sequel to Captain Marvel, as well as other Marvel Studios’ projects.
According to Feige, he’s attempting to develop the character before her first appearance on the big screen. After Ms. Marvel streams on Disney+ later this year, where do you hope to see Kamala Khan appear in the MCU next?