We have been anxiously waiting for Ms Marvel – Marvel’s upcoming series on its first-ever Pakistani Muslim superhero, Kamala Khan. While the buzz around the upcoming show has been rife, Marvel has now released its official poster. And what’s more, it features artwork by a Pakistani artist! 

Shehzil Malik took to Instagram and shared that her artwork was chosen by Marvel to be included in the poster. “The Ms Marvel poster is here!” the artist penned on Instagram. “Marvel asked to use some of my artworks in the show to represent Kamala Khan’s heritage as a Muslim/Pakistani-American superhero, and it’s so exciting to see it come together!”

She went on to express her gratitude to Pakistani filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, who has also directed two episodes of the Marvel web series. “Thank you to Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for thinking of me and the Marvel team for including my art in the show.”

Malik concluded her post by clarifying that the poster is designed by Marvel. “Original artworks that they’ve collaged in the background are by me,” she wrote. 

Playing the role of Kamala Khan/Ms Marvel is Iman Vellani. The cast also includes Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Nimra Bucha, Aramis Knight, Matt Lintz, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azhar Usman and Travina Springer. 

Ms Marvel, which is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4, will premiere on Disney+ in the summer of 2022. The show is created by Bisha K Ali.

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