Farhan Akhtar Interview: Ms. Marvel

August 16, 2022 0 Comments

Ms. Marvel, currently airing on Disney+, is a hot topic around the globe – and not just because it is the latest MCU series to hit the streaming platform. The show features the first Pakistani Muslim superhero, and even took her to her hometown of Karachi in the most recent episode. There, she met fellow hero Red Dagger (played by Aramis Knight) and his mentor Waleed.,Waleed may have met an early demise in Ms. Marvel episode 4, but actor Farhan Akhtar isn’t so sure that’s the end of the road for him. Akhtar has not only starred in plenty of films over the last two decades, he is also an accomplished director and writer in his own right. The fact that some call him one of the greatest Bollywood directors to date is further proof of how much weight his word carries, and how significant it is that he saw Ms. Marvel as a story he had to be part of telling.,Related: 2 Hidden Ms. Marvel Moments Perfectly Set Up MCU Phase 4 & 5,Screen Rant spoke to Akhtar about what made him most excited to take part in Ms. Marvel, what it’s like to work alongside a bright young actress such as Iman Vellani, and how he’s finally impressed his daughter with a role.,Screen Rant: Congrats on the show. I’ve been loving the hell out of this show. Can you tell me the story about how you got involved with Ms. Marvel? How did this come together?,How much were you told about your role? Because it seems like we only saw you for one episode, and we are missing you terribly already.,You keep mentioning how special it felt to be a part of this. When you stepped on set, was there a moment you were like, “Wow, this is something really special?”,I was gonna ask if you’re a big Marvel fan. Do you have a favorite character or favorite movie of the MCU?,Started at all. Do you think that Waleed is really dead? Do you think Red Dagger maybe should have checked his pulse? I feel like they ran away too quickly.,I agree.,What was Iman like on set? I always hear how much she is Ms. Marvel. Did you feel like that?,You’re a huge star, and you have a huge fan base. Do you go online and look at the reactions to you joining the MCU? Do you have a favorite thing that you’ve seen online?,I don’t know how old your kids are, but are they like, “Oh my god, Dad’s in the MCU?”,A great student, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she has a special affinity for superheroes, particularly Captain Marvel. But Kamala struggles to fit in at home and at school—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life is easier with super powers, right?,Check out our interviews with Ms. Marvel stars Iman Vellani, Mohan Kapur, Zenobia Shroff & Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Yasmeen Fletcher & Matt Lintz, Aramis Knight and Travina Springer.,Next: Will The Kree Appear In Ms. Marvel?,Ms. Marvel releases new episodes on Disney+ every Wednesday.