It may be that ‘Ms Marvel’ was not the series that the character deserved, but the finding that all of us who have followed it week by week have been with its protagonist, Iman Vellani, one of the greatest casting successes in Marvel history (and that is saying). And it is that the girl, in addition to being a fan of the character and the MCU at all costs, she is funny, natural and, why not say it, one more fan. For this reason, his AMA (Ask Me Anything, the place on Reddit where celebrities go to answer questions from fans and try to prove that they are people) is one of the best in memory. Wonderful.
616 against 199999
For those of you who aren’t Marvel fans, this is going to sound silly. It is, but at the same time it’s very important: the main Marvel universe in the comics is named 616. Every other alternate world has another number associated with it. The MCU was considered Universe 199999 until ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ left as canon that it was also 616. Yes, I know, this is a very nerdy thing, but it has interest in this story because Iman was in favor of the nomenclature of the Universe 199999 standing up to Kevin Feigesomething that fans have appreciated from the beginning.
No luck, after what I said on the ‘Ms Marvel’ red carpet I saw Kevin the next day, he stared at me from afar, punched his fingers 6-1-6 and walked away… I think about that every night before bed.
It is not the first time that she and Kevin Feige are in the same place without speaking to each other. When they met, Iman couldn’t say a word. “I stared at him until he left. And then I cried in my trailer for a minute.” But now that she can talk close to him, she knows exactly what project she would pitch to him if she could: “silver trail silver trail silver trail silver trail silver trail silver trail”. But if he had the creative power at Marvel he also knows what he would want to adapt.
I want to see the ‘Time is running out’ series, that would be fun, and give the fans what they really want…Mephisto.
His superpower? know the spoilers
Iman was already known to browse the Marvel spoiler subreddits before getting the winning call, but we didn’t know to what extent. “MarvelStudiosSpoilers is my second home…but I left the subreddit for two years around the time of ‘Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’ when I saw a leaked photo that turned out to be a Marvel security hoax. They literally faked it! And now I have a lot of respect for the security team at Marvel.” All in all, the best thing about getting into the MCU? “Knowing all the secrets that MarvelStudios Spoilers doesn’t know.” Malevolent. being a superhero is not as glamorous as we think.
It’s pretty embarrassing, actually, let me tell you: uncomfortable flashy supersuit, can’t pee, cold nights in Atlanta, bright lights, have to wear a giant cape like a Sith Lord to protect you from paparazzi, walk out of there like a thumb with a sore, you take off your cape, now you’re cold and everyone is looking at you, you stand up and poke your belly, now the purple led lights are pointing at you and you pretend that all the powers come out of you but in It’s actually quiet and you’re making weird groans because you don’t know what “strong light” sounds like.
Also, since she’s a real fan, has taken the opportunity to name some of his favorite comics (“I recommend the 2014 run of Ms Marvel, it’s very well written, and Kamala’s arc in ‘Civil War II’ is very compelling (…). I’m a big fan of Estela PlateadaOne of my favorite adventures is during the Infinity Gauntlet crossover, Jim Starlin’s 50th is sooo good. I’m also obsessed with the 2017-2019 Black Lightning series. Christian Ward and Saladin Ahmed deliver an incredibly nuanced and emotionally complex story with art that I can only rate as phenomenal”) and, for that matter, from their favorite movies, ranging from ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Spartacus’, ‘Cleo from 5 a 7’, ‘Portrait of a woman on fire’ or ‘Mamma mia’.
As they say in the comments of her AMA (which I recommend you read in full, although carefully due to spoilers), she is the actress who will bring balance to the force. Now all that’s needed is for ‘The Marvels’ to have exciting and fun script that has not had its own series.