Marvel Studios has dropped the first trailer for its latest small-screen MCU adventure: the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel.
Newcomer Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan. Like her Marvel Comics character, she’s shown trying to balance her dreams of being a superhero with her reality as an awkward high schooler in a traditional Pakistani Muslim family in New Jersey.
“It’s not really the brown girls from Jersey City who save the world,” Kamala laments to a friend at one point.
The trailer hints that Kamala’s powers were acquired differently than they were in the books: It seems for the series, a special bracelet grants her the ability to alter her appearance, leap through the air on plasma pools, and “embiggen” herself — that is, shape-shift her fists and other body parts to deliver cosmically-powerful blows.
And while she has fun with the powers she’s always dreamed about, it appears others are after Kamala: At one point, armed agents are shown stalking her high school, evidently on the hunt for her.
“I always thought I wanted this kind of life, but I didn’t imagine any of this,” she admits.
That said, she’s pretty enthused about her new identity. “I’m a superhero!” she excitedly tells a friend, before running away smiling.
The series debuts June 8.
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