Who is Kamal Khan?

By: Abrar Khan

Newcomer Iman Vellani will play Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager based in New Jersey who becomes the titular Ms. Marvel.

Who is Ms. Marvel?

In 2013, Marvel Comics introduced Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teenager from New Jersey who idolizes Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel.

By 2014, Kamala had superhuman abilities, her own solo series and her own superhero moniker — Ms. Marvel — making her the first Muslim superhero to headline a Marvel comic.

How does Kamala Khan become Ms. Marvel?

Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel is a Muslim Pakistani-American teenager from New Jersey. She possess latent Inhuman lineage activated by the Terrigen Bomb.

When she was exposed to the Terrigen Mist she became a polymorph with the ability to stretch her body in almost any way imaginable.

How does Kamala Khan get her powers?

In the comics, she gets powers after a Terrigen bomb goes off in New York City during the events of the 2013 Marvel crossover Infinity.

The Terrigen Mists unlock dormant “Inhuman” alien genes in everyday people, which grants them superpowers.

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What are Ms. Marvel's powers?

What are Ms. Marvel's powers? Kamala is described as a polymorph in the comics, meaning she can change her size and shape — and she can even shape shift.

However, Ms. Marvel mostly uses her powers to stretch and grow and embiggen (as she says) her fists into giant battering rams.