TE24 Entertainment Desk:
Despite being the president of Marvel Studios and one of the biggest names in Hollywood, Kevin Feige still has his fears, and one of them is Ms Marvel star Iman Vellani.
During a virtual interview yesterday (June 2), executive producer Sana Amanat spilled the beans on how the 19-year-old’s first encounter with Kevin went down.
“Kevin Feige is a bit afraid of her,” shared Sana. “She had, like, 78 questions for him the first time that they met. She wrote it on four pages of paper and she threw it at him because she was so nervous.”
In a previous meeting with Comicbook.com, Sana said Iman is a colossal Marvel fan and has a storeroom loaded up with Iron Man stock.
Iman even sent Sana a rundown studying all the past Marvel motion pictures, revealed diversion news site MovieWeb.
“Some of the time I feel like I’m continually on my toes simply attempting to respond to a portion of her inquiries since she’s continuously posing to me Marvel questions,” Sana added. “I couldn’t say whether I know this large number of answers since she knows to such an extent.”
Ms Marvel is a six-episode series on Disney+ highlighting Kamala Khan (Iman), a Muslim American young person from Jersey City and a hero megafan, particularly with regards to Captain Marvel. She’s constantly battled to fit in, both at school and at home, until she acquires superpowers like the legends she’s constantly gazed upward to.
Ms Marvel is outstandingly Marvel Studios’ most memorable Muslim superhuman.
However, in spite of her endless questions, Iman is still the perfect Kamala in their eyes.
“She matched exactly what we had in our minds. And she played it even better than what we expected,” said director Adil El Arbi.
“We needed somebody who was charming and likeable and somebody who could also have that range because it’s a real coming-of-age story.”
“The scariest and the easiest thing, oddly enough, was casting Kamala,” Sana said.
“I think it was the scariest because of what was in my head and being nervous to be able to match that, and then the easiest was finding Iman Vellani because there’s no other version of Kamala than Iman.”
She added: “What’s really amazing about that is that she really captures the essence of who Kamala is, and her quirkiness, nerdiness, bluntness and the amount of joy and love she has and vulnerability at the same time. And yet she brings her own kind of spice to it. She’s got a personality and she’s so fun to be around.”