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Ms. Marvel: Farhan Akhtar's role in the Marvel show is ‘awesome’ and 'exciting', say writers

Farhan Akhtar and Fawad Khan are part of Marvel’s latest series, which is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 08.33 AM, Jun 08, 2022

Ms. Marvel: Farhan Akhtar's role in the Marvel show is ‘awesome’ and 'exciting', say writers

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a constant state of motion and the studio have now released the first episode of their latest series, Ms. Marvel. The show’s writers have now called Farhan Akhtar’s appearance in the show as “awesome”. 

In a chat with ETimes, writer-producer Sana Amanat and director-duo Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi discussed the show and many details surrounding it, including Akhtar’s secret role. 

“I can't tell you anything about Farhan Akhtar's role, but I will say it is awesome! We love Farhan and it is really, really exciting,” said Sana. 

“The animations were not in the script, but we really wanted to add them to the show. Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse was also a big inspiration for the show,” Bilall answered, when asked about the visual style of the series. 

Adil El Arbi also revealed that the high school movies from the 80’s, Steven Spielberg and Spike Lee movies were also inspirations for the style adopted in the show, which was used to reflect the vibrant and colourful style of the comics. 

The show will follow Kamala Khan, a teenage Pakistani-American Muslim superheroine who first appeared in the Captain Marvel comics. While Iman Vellani plays Kamala, the show also stars Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Laurel Marsden, Adaku Ononogbo, Laith Nakli, Travina Springer, and Aramis Knight. While Akhtar will appear in an undisclosed role, the series will also feature an appearance from Fawad Khan. 

Ms. Marvel will also lead the latest superhero addition of the MCU straight into The Marvels, which is the sequel to Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson. The sequel is scheduled for a release in July 2023. 

The first episode of Ms. Marvel is now available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar.