New Ms. Marvel Poster Reveals Kamala Khan’s Family

Marvel Studios has revealed a brand-new poster for the upcoming Ms. Marvel series on Disney Plus, but instead of a focus on her powers or potential villains, this poster instead turns an eye toward the entire Khan family and Kamala’s close friends.

Slated for release this summer, Ms. Marvel will feature the version of the hero first introduced back in 2013. Similar to other classic teenage superheroes, Kamala will spend part of her time dodging her family’s questions about her hidden heroic exploits.

In the poster, Kamala is front-and-center in her full Ms. Marvel costume, and you can also see a smaller glimpse of her copying Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel look from the first film.

Flanking Kamala on either side are her older brother and best friend. On the left is that best friend, Nakia Bahadir, portrayed by Yasmeen Fletcher. Nakia is a classmate at Kamala’s school. Hailing from a Turkish family, Nakia belongs to the same mosque as Kamala’s family and social activist. In the comics, the gap between her and Kamala grows as the latter becomes a superhero.

That’s in contrast to Bruno Carrelli, who appears to the left of Nakia. Bruno, played by The Walking Dead and The Alienist’s Matt Lintz, is Kamala’s other best friend. Unlike Nakia, Bruno is brought into Kamala’s heroic adventures rather early, acting as her confidant for the Ms. Marvel side of her life.

To the right of Kamala is Amir Khan, her older brother. In the original source material, he avoided getting a job to focus more on religion, much to the annoyance of their parents. It’s unclear if that storyline will play out in the show. Amir’s future wife, Tyesha Hillman-Khan, also appears just below him on the poster, played by Travina Springer.

Right next to Amir is another major character in the show, Kamran, played by Rish Shah. Shah was last seen as Ravi in ​​To All the Boys: Always in Forever. Kamala has a crush on this young heartthrob who attends her school. There’s also a superheroic future for Kamran in the original comics, as he becomes an Inhuman in the same way Kamala does. Her powers seemingly come from a different source in the show, so Kamran’s character might also head in a different direction.

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Next up, there are Kamala’s parents, Muneeba Khan and Yusef Khan. Her mother Muneeba is played by The Big Sick’s Zenobia Shroff, while her father is played by Mohan Kapur, a famous Indian host and voice actor. Kamala’s parents are both immigrants from Pakistan trying to find a life for their family in New Jersey. Neither knows of her double life as Ms. Marvel, simply thinking her absences and actions spring from more mundane sources.

Underneath Kamala’s parents is Zoe Zimmer, played by Laurel Marsden. Zoe is the most popular girl at Kamal’s school and bullies her early on. She’s also the first person that Kamala saves, prior to fully becoming Ms. Marvel. Later in the original comics, Zoe does become friends with Kamala and eventually romantic even strikes up a one-sided interest in Nakia.

Ms. Marvel will be airing on Disney Plus starting on June 8. You can check back here at IGN for further news and details about the show, including the recent teaser trailer and how it changes up her powers.

Mike Williams is a freelance writer at IGN

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