DISNEY+ has cast the first ever Muslim superhero in a new Ms Marvel series.

The show will track a teen who possesses abilities that will allow her to 'alter shape and size.'

Both Deadline and Variety reported that newcomer Iman Vellani will play the lead role of Kamala Kahn.

Despite little being know about Iman, 18, she was a part of the "Next Wave Committee" at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival.

Whilst there she mentioned films that showcased diversity both in front of the cameras and behind, that she believed would inspire her peers.

Kamala has been described as a 16-year-old Pakistani-American girl who resides in New Jersey and has a huge passion and admiration for superheroes such as Captain Marvel.

She's also been described as someone who "employs an idealistic attitude as much as any power to make the world a better place".

In 2014, Ms. Marvel became Marvel's first Muslim character to star in her own comic and now the superhero will be brought to life on the Disney streaming service.

Ms Marvel will also make appearances on the big screen as Marvel boss Kevin Feige the character will appear in future films as part of The Avengers.

Imran took to Instagram to share the news with her fans.

The teen posted a picture of herself alongside the Ms. Marvel logo and gushed: "Speechless and excited! Wish me luck. #msmarvel."

In a separate post, Imam posted a picture beaming with pride and wrote: "Still smiling 💕."

Speaking of Disney+, SKY TV and Virgin Media have removed Disney Channel from their platforms from today.

The move means that fans will only be able to access Disney content through the streaming service Disney+.

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