“Ms. Marvel” superfans tour Kamala Khan’s hometown

“Ms. Marvel” superfans tour Kamala Khan’s hometown

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Forward of this week’s season finale, “Ms. Marvel” superfan and TikTok sensation Uneeb Khan took his cousin and niece on a tour of the Disney+ present’s real-life places in Jersey Metropolis, NJ. The hit present follows Kamala Khan, a Muslim Pakistani-American teen, as she grapples along with her newfound superpowers.

“My complete life, I have been obsessive about superheroes, and I have been obsessive about different individuals’s tales,” mentioned Khan, who’s each Muslim and Pakistani, “and that is the primary time the place it appears like its not different individuals’s tales, it is our story.”

“It is exhausting to establish with lots of superheroes all through your life however that is the one you’ve got form of made up in your head and now she’s on the display screen so it is wonderful for me,” added his cousin, Umara Suri.

The trio began at Liberty State Park, the place they admired the New York Metropolis skyline that’s typically depicted within the present. “When you actually need to really feel like Kamala Khan, you come out right here and also you look over to Freedom Tower and you’re feeling like a superhero,” defined Khan.

Subsequent, they visited the Islamic Heart of Jersey Metropolis the place Kamala typically prays, in addition to Dr. Ronald McNair Educational Excessive College, the varsity that impressed the fictional Cole’s Educational Excessive College on the present.

The tour ended with a becoming meal at Paratha Junction on Newark Ave. “In episode 5 we discovered that parathas are actually the rationale Kamala Khan exists,” defined Khan, as a result of the superhero’s grandparents fell in love over a plate of the scrumptious, fried flatbread.

Stream the season finale of “Ms. Marvel” on Disney+ this Wednesday.

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