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Ms. Marvel launches newcomer Laurel Marsden as Zoe Zimmer

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Newcomer Laurel Marsden has reportedly been cast for Zoe Zimmer in Ms. Marvel, the upcoming Disney + series focused on teenage superhero Kamala Khan. The Hollywood Reporter, Marsden, who recently starred in Quibi’s Survive, has now joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She would appear alongside Iman Vellani, who was once cast in title role, playing Marvel’s first mainstream Muslim hero in the highly anticipated live-action series, set to debuts on Disney + in late 2021.

In the comics, the character of Marsden was featured on the pages of Ms. Marvel (Vol. 3) # 1 of 2014, written by G. Willow Wilson with works by Adrian Alphona. In fact, Zoe was the first person Ms. Marvel rescued – after falling into the Hudson River – although she was initially seen as an “enemy” of Khan at Coles College High School.

As a newcomer to Hollywood, Marsden made her debut in the Quibi television series Survive alongside Sophie Turner. Although the the streaming service was short lived, Survive was one of the shows that deserved a watch. The gripping drama followed the heart-wrenching journey of two plane crash survivors who were forced to fight under brutal conditions and personal trauma while exiting the desert.

Ms. Marvel’s cast also includes Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azher Usman, Travina Springer and Nimra Bucha. The episodes will be directed by Bad Boys for Life duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, starring The Walking Dead helm Meera Menon and Oscar-winning documentary director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

An embarrassed look at Ms. Marvel from her debut

Disney has already confirmed that the two Iman Vellani’s Ms. Marvel and Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau to appear in Captain Marvel 2, forging new ties between the upcoming series and the MCU movie, which is currently in the works with Nia DaCosta realizing. Captain Marvel 2 is slated for release on November 11, 2022, after Ms. Marvel premieres on Disney +.

For more on Studio Marvel’s upcoming list of projects and releases, read our breakdown of the biggest and most notable developments in the MCU, on Disney + and in comics this year.

Adele Ankers is a freelance entertainment journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.


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