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With Ms. Marvel being only a week away from the release on Disney Plus, some background information about star Iman Vellani has surfaced which mostly totally reaffirms that the young actor is the perfect person for the role; she’s a big fan of the comic book character Kamala Khan she’s supposed to portray, studied impressively with the same acting teacher as Obi Wan Kenobi star Hayden Christensen, and demonstrates a love for film.
In fact, Vellani’s status as a well-known film buff is so old that she was a member of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Next Wave committee in high school and even wrote a number of movie reviews on Letterboxd, the app social media for movie buffs.
“That and my Vimeo are the only things I’ve ever deleted,” Vellani, who is also a prolific experimental filmmaker, said in a recent interview with Now Toronto.
“I was going through a phase in high school where I thought I was really artistic and only watched art house movies. […] I’m still in this whole cinephile world. It’s so amazing that we’ve been able to experience this and shine a light on so many fresh, young voices – marginalized voices and Canadian voices – everyone making films about this coming-of-age experience.
Jump to Vellani Apparent Letterbox Accountit’s clear that she has a penchant for arthouse films, just as the interviewer mentioned, as Ingmar Bergman Character, Taxi driver, The PierLee Chang Dong The master, Burningand Portrait of a lady on fire.
However, she has also rated a number of Marvel movies, and not always favorably. Hilariously, yet accurately, Vellani assessed the 2019s Captain Marvel with only two stars, despite the fact that her character, Ms. Marvel, is directly linked to the universe of this film. Vellani’s Ms. Marvel started out as a superfan of Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers.
In the film’s review, Vellani noted, “These stars aren’t for Brie Larson, I’ll sacrifice my own life…for Brie Larson.”
She also noted 2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Sufer with only two stars, writing fashionably for a comic book fan, “Don’t be shy, Show galactus.”
However, don’t tell him that Sam Raimi Spiderman 3 it’s trash, because she’s apparently going to Stan filming this all night. She said of the over-malicious film, “It’s so great,” giving it three and a half stars.
However, she has given many other Marvel projects high marks, including giving Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse five stars, Avengers: Endgame five stars, guardians of the galaxy and Flight. 2 four stars, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far from home four stars, Thor: Ragnarok four stars, avengers five stars, dead Pool four stars, Iron Man five stars, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier four and a half stars, among many others.
Nothing to say with a little constructive criticism. Kevin Feige, take note.
You can catch Vellani’s star in Ms. Marvel on Disney Plus starting June 8.