In other words, it will be a while until we get the Avengers 5 film we all want to see. But as time passes, we’ll find out who will play the next major Avengers members. Deadline reports that Marvel has found its Ms. Marvel after “a long and hard search.” Iman Vellani will star in the Disney+ based on the comics, and she will then step up to join the Avengers team on bigger adventures.
The Ms. Marvel Disney+ TV series has no release date and it’s unclear when production will start, given the current health crisis. But the series will introduce the MCU’s first Muslim superhero. Deadline says that Marvel’s plan was “always was to stay true to the character in finding the right actress to play the role, even if it meant offering a person that was not well known to the public.” Vellani has never acted before in a big-budget production.
That’s all we know about Ms. Marvel at this point, so we will have to wait a while until we learn more details about the series and how it fits into the MCU storyline. Bisha K. Ali will serve as a writer on the project, with Marvel tapping Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Meera Menon to direct.
In the comics, Madame Masque’s real name is Whitney Frost. First introduced in 1968’s Tales of Suspense, Whitney was born Giuletta Nefaria and is a skilled markswoman, martial artist, and an expert in hand-to-hand combat. The biological daughter of Count Luchino Nefaria, Whitney was adopted and raised as a socialite before being asked to take over leading the Maggia, an international crime syndicate made up of several families. After a plane crash left her face damaged, she began wearing a gold mask and took on the alias Madame Masque.
In 2012’s Hawkeye Vol. 4, Madame Masque heads to Madripoor to retrieve a tape of Hawkeye killing an Asian dictator. However, the tape was only fabricated to make it look like Hawkeye was the murderer and, looking to get it first, he’s kidnapped by Madame Masque’s men and later rescued by Kate Bishop. The tape is ultimately destroyed and Madame Masque vows to get her revenge on both Hawkeyes.