Marvel’s Runaways Actress Gets Recurring Role on Ms. Marvel

Marvel's Runaways Actress Gets Recurring Role on Ms. Marvel

Anjali Bhimani, who appeared on the Hulu original, Marvel’s Runaways, has been cast in a recurring role for the upcoming Disney+ show, Ms. Marvel.

A new actress has been announced for the cast of Ms. Marvel, but this is not her first Marvel role. Ms. Marvel is an upcoming show on Disney+ set in the MCU. It follows Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Pakistani American who idolizes Captain Marvel. The show was announced at the D23 Expo in 2019 and has been delayed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kamala Khan is also confirmed to be making an appearance in Captain Marvel 2, alongside Monica Rambeau, and will likely continue to appear throughout future MCU titles.

Now, Deadline reports that actress Anjali Bhimani will be appearing as a recurring character in Ms. Marvel, though further details about the character are unknown. Bhimani previously appeared as Mita Nansari in Marvel’s Runaways, a Hulu original series that ran from 2017 to 2019. She is better known for her roles in games and animated series as she voices Symmetra in Overwatch and recently appeared in Critical Role’s The Legend of Vox Machina.


Ms. Marvel as Iman Vellani.

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Runaways has yet to be brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe cannon, so it is unlikely that this casting choice is related. Bhimani played a relatively small role in the Hulu Original, so it could be easy for Ms. Marvel to introduce Runaways into the MCU without making too much of a splash. Regardless, Bhimani was already well-versed in “nerd culture” before joining Ms. Marvel and is likely to be a quality addition to the Ms. Marvel series when it releases later this year.

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Source: Deadline

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