Ever since Ms. Marvel, the first MCU title to feature a Muslim superhero was announced, speculations around its cast line-up have been doing the rounds on the internet. We already knew that Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar will be making an appearance in the show but details about his character were kept under wraps. And now, Marvel has finally given us our first glimpse at his role in the series.
In a new clip from Ms. Marvel, Farhan Akhtar can be seen as a kurta-wearing mystic of sorts. He offers some advice to Kamala Khan saying, “What you seek is seeking you”. Could that mean he’s going to help Kamala understand her newly discovered cosmic powers? While it’s unclear, it looks like we’ll find out soon.
Ahead of Ms. Marvel’s premiere, Akhtar had shared a note about the series saying, “The show is a celebration of diversity and it certainly will bring joy and pride of self-identity to millions of young girls and boys of the sub-continent.” While Farhan Akhtar is officially in the MCU, we also know that Pakistani actor Fawad Khan will be seen in a cameo. The show also has several Bollywood references.
Ms. Marvel’s synopsis reads – 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?
The show’s first episode is out on streaming with new episodes dropping every Wednesday.