Trailer for Marvel's first Muslim superhero, Ms. Marvel, drops and film fans love it

Trailer for Marvel's first Muslim superhero, Ms. Marvel, drops and film fans love it
The trailer for Marvel's Ms. Marvel has been released, and warmly welcomed by fans, who are excited to see the first Muslim superhero in action.
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15 March, 2022
Ms. Marvel will be released on Disney+ [Marvel Studios]

The trailer for Marvel's much-anticipated first Muslim superhero has dropped to huge fanfare online. 

The upcoming Ms. Marvel TV miniseries stars Iman Vellani as the titular character and is set to air on Disney+ on 8 June. 

In the trailer, the daydreaming Pakistani-American teenager Kamala Khan imagines she has superpowers, before becoming a superhero herself. 

Marvel's announcement that it would introduce a Muslim character into its cinematic universe was lauded as a huge step forward for representation.

Marvel fans have already reacted warmly to the first glimpses of Kamala Khan. 

"Love this, Thank you Marvel #representation," said one commenter on YouTube. 

"Finally a Muslim superhero! This makes my heart so happy," said another.

The commenter did question the scene that featured Ms. Marvel praying at a mosque. 

"Though, I am kind of doubting the accuracy from the quick shot of their prayer outfits... yikes," the commenter added. 

Specific details of the plot have not been revealed, but the trailer suggests Khan will have to face issues on her identity and background at school, with classmates incorrectly pronouncing her name. She will also face pressure from her parents. 

"It's not really the brown girls from Jersey city who save the world," Khan tells one character. 

Many of the multi-billion dollar franchises’ fans welcomed the long-awaited arrival of a Muslim character. 

"I'm so excited we’re finally getting muslim representation in the mcu!" one commenter declared.