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It's official! Farhan Akhtar joins MCU with Disney+ Hotstar series Ms. Marvel

The details of his character has been kept under wraps.

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 06.02 AM, May 07, 2022

It's official! Farhan Akhtar joins MCU with Disney+ Hotstar series Ms. Marvel
Farhan Akhtar, Kamala Khan/Instagram

Farhan Akhtar, actor, director, screenwriter, singer, and producer, joins the Marvel family with Ms. Marvel, a new Disney Plus series. The multi-hyphenate will star Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Nakli, Azhar Usman, Travina Springer, and Nimra Bucha in the series that will debut Iman Vellani.

While details about Farhan's position on the show are currently unknown, it is expected that the actor will make cameo appearances on the show that will be equally as memorable.

Ms. Marvel, which premieres on June 8, stars Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teen growing up in Jersey City. Kamala is a superhero mega-fan with an enlarged imagination, especially when it comes to Captain Marvel. She is an enthusiastic gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe.

Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy direct Ms. Marvel episodes. Executive producers include Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Bisha K. Ali. Sana Amanat and Trevor Waterson are the series' co-executive producers, and Bisha K. Ali is the show's lead writer.

Interestingly, there are reports making the rounds that Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan is also a part of Ms. Marvel. However, even his presence in the Marvel superhero series is yet to be confirmed by the makers.

Farhan Akhtar is directing Jee Le Zaraa, which stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif, and Alia Bhatt. Not only that, but his production company, Excel Entertainment, which he co-founded with Ritesh Sidhwani, has a multi-year deal with Netflix.

Not just Netflix, the production house also spearheaded by Ritesh Sidhwani, has a long-term partnership with Amazon Prime Video. The majority of their films are available on the leading OTT platform, and they have created hit series for the platform, such as Inside Edge, Made in Heaven, and Mirzapur.

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