Fawad Khan to enter MCU with Disney+ series 'Ms. Marvel'?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has entered its fourth phase and we have been promised the first-onscreen Muslim superhero in the upcoming Disney+ series Ms. Marvel. Now, it's being speculated that Kapoor & Sons actor Fawad Khan is part of the cast, too, based upon the IMDb page of the show. Farhan Akhtar has also been reportedly roped in for the Iman Vellani-led show.
The matter came to the fore when BBC journalist Haroon Rashid tweeted about Khan's name being included in the cast list. "Wow! Fawad Khan set to appear in Ms Marvel - the Disney+ series about Marvel's first titular Muslim character... Farhan Akhtar, Nimra Bucha and Samina Ahmad are reportedly part of the cast too," he wrote. He concluded: "Marvel yet to comment. Amazing if true!"
Wow! Fawad Khan set to appear in Ms Marvel - the Disney+ series about Marvel’s first titular Muslim character. He's listed on the show's official IMDB page. Farhan Akhtar, Nimra Bucha and Samina Ahmad are reportedly part of the cast too. Marvel yet to comment. Amazing if true! pic.twitter.com/FFdvBHXRGO— Haroon Rashid (@iHaroonRashid) June 4, 2021
While confirmation is yet to come, the IMDb page doesn't say much, except for Khan's character name and the number of episodes he features in. Apparently, he will play Hasan and only appear in one episode of the six-episode series. Akhtar, who was said to be shooting for a Marvel project in Bangkok earlier this year, is not yet credited on the IMDb page.
For the unversed, Ms. Marvel is about a Pakistani-American teenager Kamala Khan from New Jersey, who idolizes Carol Danvers, the original Ms. Marvel. The first-look pictures from the set were leaked last month and fans were impressed with the comic-accurate outfit. Apart from Vellani, the confirmed cast includes Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Matt Lintz, Mohan Kapur, and Zenobia Shroff.
More details are going to come soon, given the Disney+ venture is releasing later this year. But before that Khan's Indian fans can watch him in Pakistani serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai on their televisions again. The Sultana Siddiqui-directorial was brought back to Indian television on popular demand, as per Zee. It first aired here in 2014 but was dropped following the 2016 Uri attacks.
Lekar apna dil jeetne waala andaaz, aa raha hai aapse milne Zaroon #OnDemand. Drop a ❣️, aur bataaiye kitne excited hain aap? Dekhiye #ZindagiGulzarHai, starts 5th June, Sat, 12PM – 2PM, sirf #ZeeTV par. #FawadKhan #SanamSaeed pic.twitter.com/VbNcQVPedH— ZeeTV (@ZeeTV) June 3, 2021