Ms Marvel: Finally its official after months of speculation – Farhan Akthar is making is making his debut in MCU. According to ‘Deadline’, Farhan will be part of the cast of the upcoming and much-awaited Disney+ superhero series Ms. Marvel.
The confirmation, however, did not come through on official announcement but in the form of an appreciation post from Farhan’s wife Shibani Dandekar. On Saturday, Shibani shared a news report on her Instagram, which claimed to confirm Farhan being cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe show. Farhan later himself shared the story on Twitter, adding that he had ‘a lot of fun’ doing The show.
The actor-director Farhan Akhtar is indeed a part of the cast of Ms Marvel, joins teen actor Iman Vellani, a Canadian born to Pakistani immigrants, who will play the role of the shape-shifting superhero in the Disney+ TV series and will also reprise the role in the second Captain Marvel movie, titled The Marvels.
Created by Bisha K. Ali, the series 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.
Kamala is a teenage Pakistani-American from Jersey City, New Jersey. She took up the title of Ms Marvel after Carol Danvers, her idol, became Captain Marvel. The Kamala Khan iteration of Ms Marvel is a relative newcomer in the world. The character debuted in a 2015 comic series by G Willow Wilson (writer) and Adrian Alphona (artist). She was the first Muslim Marvel superhero to have her own comic series.
Not only is Ms Marvel an exciting character, she will be MCU’s first teenage superhero after Peter Parker or Spider-Man, and will bring with her own perspective and sensibilities due to her background.
The promos tease a coming-of-age story about a young girl figuring out her place in the world. Ms Marvel will arrive on Disney+ Hotstar on June 8, 2022.
On Friday, Deadline reported that Farhan has been cast in Ms Marvel in what was described as ‘a guest-starring role’. The report added that the details about his character are under the wraps for now. While the report did not include a comment from Farhan or the production, the news was seemingly confirmed when Shibani shared a screengrab of it on her Instagram.