Kevin Feige Compares Ms. Marvel’s Iman Vellani to Tom Holland
With the long-awaited Ms. Marvel series coming to Disney+ this summer, the architect of the MCU discussed how its star reminds him of another young Marvel hero, as Kevin Feige compares Iman Vellani to Tom Holland.
The Summer box office has just gotten its first massive hit in the form of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness; the MCU adventure that was primed to be the mind-bending conclusion to the multiversal narrative that has been a focal point of the MCU’s Phase Four.
Thor: Love and Thunder is quickly approaching, with the two being the big film project Marvel is banking on for their summer slate; prior to its arrival, however, there is one Marvel hero set to make her long-awaited MCU Debut in the coming months.
With Ms. Marvel fast approaching, the newest hero is one of the MCU’s most anticipated arrivals, as Kamala Khan has long been one of the most beloved Marvel comic heroes.
In a recent interview with Empire Magazine (Reported via The Direct), the man behind the Marvel Universe, Kevin Feige compared Ms. Marvel star Iman Vellani to Tom Holland!
Speaking of Vellani, Feige stated, “Much like Tom Holland and Peter Parker, Iman is a much bigger Marvel fan than we realized. (On set0 she carries this Unabomber notebook with her everywhere, with her scribbles and ideas.”
Feige continued, “And why wouldn’t we want to hear them? Not just because she’s the lead, she is commenting on the show online. So better comment before the shows are done, and try to incorporate some of those ideas.”
The co-creator of Kamala, Sana Amanat, spoke on Vellani, echoing a lot of the praises Feige shared.
Amanat stated, “She really encompasses the character, not just in her passion and her neediness. She has this sense of soulfulness and maturity that is beyond her years.
Amanat continued, “In one screen test she flipped in maybe a minute from very awkward and teenager-like to very sad and wanting, and that’s hard to do for someone with no experience acting”
It was words then echoed by eh series writer, Bisha K. Ali, who stated, “The day I met her I was like, ‘Oh, I’m talking to the character that we’ve been agonizing over for the past year.’ Draft after draft, I could hear my dialogue in her mouth.”
These are incredibly high marks for the young actress, and one can only hope that she will be able to continue to endear herself to Marvel fans in the same way that Tom Holland has since his MCU debut six years ago.