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The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to build its roster of young Avengers. After Wiccan and Speed in WandaVision, Kate Bishop in HawkeyeYelena Belova in Black Widow and young Loki in Loki, Ms. Marvel introduces Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), a young Muslim teenager bestowed with cosmic powers. The trailer, which has the lighthearted tone of a teenage comedy not unlike Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, sees Khan mocked for her obsessive interest in superheroes, indecisive about her career path and crushing on one of her classmates. Her thoughts often drift to what it would like to be a superhero much like her idol, Captain Marvel. “It’s not really the brown girls from Jersey City who save the world,” she says, realising that her dreams come with a reality check.

She’s wrong, eventually developing the power to shoot cosmic beams through the air, embiggen herself, create shields and manifest tangible objects such as steps. Created by Bisha K. Ali, who wrote one episode of Loki, Ms. Marvel also stars Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur and Fawad Khan. It releases on DisneyPlus Hotstar on June 8.

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