Ms. Marvel adds Laurel Marsden as Zoe Zimmer

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WandaVision may have kicked off Marvel’s series of shows on Disney+, but there are still plenty more on the way, one of which is Ms. Marvel, a series centered on Kamala Khan, a super-powered teenager who broke new ground to become Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic-book.

Ms. Marvel is currently in production in Atlanta, but THR has reported that Laurel Marsden as joined the cast of Zoe Zimmer, who was the first person Kamala Khan saved in the comics and is described as Kamala’s version of Peter Parker’s Flash Thompson, “sometimes a bully, sometimes a friend.” Marsden doesn’t have much under her acting belt at this point, but she did appear alongside Sophie Turner in Survive, a thriller that debuted on Quibi, the short-lived streaming service. Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel will be played by Iman Vellani, who is also slated to reprise the role alongside Brie Larson in Captain Marvel 2. Bisha K. Ali will pen Ms. Marvel as well as serve as showrunner on the series, which will revolve around Kamala Khan and her struggles with finding her own way while accepting her identity as a Pakistani American.

The Ms. Marvel series is being helmed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the pair behind Bad Boys for Life, as well as Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who won Oscars for documentaries A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness and Saving Face, as well as Meera Menon, who has helmed episodes of GLOW, The Man in the High Castle, The Walking Dead, The Punisher, The Magicians, Outlander, and more. The series is expected to debut later this year on Disney+, but we’ve got plenty more Marvel Cinematic Universe shows on the slate before Ms. Marvel lands. WandaVision has two more episodes before it concludes, but it won’t be long before it’s slot is filled by The Falcon and the Winter Solider on March 18th, and we’ve also got Loki, What If…?, and Hawkeye expected to debut this year as well.

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