After learning that Iman Vellani will star as Kamala Khan for Disney’s upcoming Ms. Marvel series, fans of the Pakistani American hero from New Jersey have been eager to discover who else will join the character in her fight for freedom and justice. According to Murphy’s Multiverse, Matt Lintz (The Walking Dead, The Alienist) has recently been spotted on the set and is presumably playing Kamala’s friend and confidant Bruno Carrelli. In the comics, Bruno is a charming, tech-savvy, and enthusiast Jerseyite who is aware of Kamala’s secret identity as Ms. Marvel. In one way or another, Bruno often finds himself directly involved in Ms. Marvel’s super-heroics, as well as the object of her affections for some time.
In addition to this new casting rumor, the Marvel News Twitter account recently posted a set of behind-the-scenes photos from the Atlanta set of Ms. Marvel. In the photos, we can see Iman Vellani dressed as her personal hero Captain Marvel while speaking with who we can only assume is Lintz’s Bruno Carrelli.
???? Fotos exclusivas de Iman Vellani (Kamala Khan) fantasiada de Capitã Marvel no set de “Ms. Marvel”. pic.twitter.com/VIu6WBlsGX
— Marvel News (@BRMarvelNews) November 19, 2020
Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, burst onto the comic book scene in 2014 courtesy of Marvel editor Sana Amanat, acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson, and artist Adrian Alphona (who in the past launched The Runaways with writer Brian K. Vaughan). She is a teenager who is also part-Inhuman and hails from Jersey City. Able to change her size and heal from just about any battle wound, Kamala has been hailed as “Marvel’s newest Spider-Man,” with regard to the impact she’s had on young readers.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Meera Menon will serve as directors on Ms. Marvel, which we can only hope will launch on Disney+ sometime next year.
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While I’m excited for every MCU television series coming to Disney+ I must admit that Ms. Marvel is my most-anticipated of the bunch. Over the past several years, Kamala has grown to become my favorite Marvel character and I’m anxious for others to see all that she’s capable of. I’m also excited to see how Marvel approaches her power set, visually speaking. You see, Ms. Marvel borrows her “embiggening” powers from space and time itself, making her a manipulator of reality in one way or another. I happen to think that’s pretty badass and hope that they represent her powers with gusto when the show finally arrives on Disney+.