Kamala Khan is Marvel’s first Muslim superhero headliner, played by 19-year-old Pakistani-Canadian actress Iman Velani.
She told Harun Rashid of the BBC Asian Network that it was exciting to attract an “entirely new diaspora” from MCU fans.
“We had so many conversations, the directors and I, just including so much of my real life and real life. “I feel like I’ve lived Kamala’s life to the fullest,” Iman added.
Her colleague Rish Shah plays the role of Kamran and says that he felt that he could “merge naturally” on the set due to the diversity of the cast and crew.
“We hope this paves the way for more opportunities for other people,” he said.