Iman Vellani Secretly Debates Ms. Marvel Theories With Fans Online
Ms. Marvel star Iman Vellani admits she uses private social media accounts to secretly debate Marvel Cinematic Universe theories with fans.
Ms. Marvel Star Iman Vellani engages in fan talk on Marvel theories using private social media accounts. Vellani portrays Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel on the Disney+ series, which premiered on June 8 and ended on July 13. The series serves as Kamala’s (and Vellani’s) introduction to the MCU, following Khan as she struggles to balance her newfound powers with her family and daily life as a Pakistani-American teenager.
The series has had no shortage of fan theories online, especially due to a mutant tease in the final minutes of the final. In the scene, Bruno, Kamala’s friend and resident scientist, says she has “some kind of mutationas a possible explanation for his powers while the X-Men theme plays in the background. With Kamala’s return to the screen officially confirmed for 2023 Wonders, theories abound as to whether the Phase 5 film will deepen mutant knowledge, and what that might lead to in later phases. The finale’s post-credits scene featured a Captain Marvel cameo that presumably sets up Wonders, sparking more burning questions from fans.
In an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Vellani discusses her connection to the character and the surrealism of being a Marvel fan and having a role in the MCU. She goes on to describe one of the benefits of being a super fan with the inside scoop. Check out what she had to say:
“I’m not on social media publicly but I have a lot of private accounts, especially on Reddit. I’m just like, chatting with people about theories like, ‘you don’t even know what’s going on with that. Come on, man! You’re so wrong!’ It’s so liberating.
This hobby marks another similarity between Vellani and his on-screen character. In Ms. MarvelKamala’s YouTube channel is featured even before she is, featuring fanart and fanfiction about various heroes as well as theories about what certain Avengers are up to. Kamala’s fandom has its roots in the comics, with Ms. Marvel enthusiastically telling other heroes about her fanfics when she encounters them. It’s safe to say that Kamala’s screen adaptation will likely follow in the footsteps of her comedic predecessor and be just as geeky as she meets her fellow heroes. With Vellani’s confession to his secret involvement with the fanbase, it’s clear the character is in good hands.
Vellani is the latest in a new cast of Marvel actors who have an intrinsic passion for their characters’ source material and the larger universes. From Tom Holland Spider Man fandom to Hailee Steinfeld’s enthusiasm for the MCU, many actors playing young Marvel heroes grew up on superhero comics and movies. This follows an in-universe MCU trend in which heroes like Kamala Khan, Peter Parker, and Kate Bishop idolize the Avengers from afar before eventually getting carried away by their world. It’s a clever and humorous way to deal with the fact that the heroes of the MCU no longer exist in a vacuum and are part of a larger, rapidly expanding world. This dynamic can also provide plenty of emotional fallout in future movies and shows, as young superfans love Ms. Marvel end up meeting – and fighting alongside – their heroes. Either way, as the internet keeps going wild with theories, maybe Vellani will strike up a conversation once in a while and set the record straight.
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Source: Late Night with Seth Meyers
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