"I have exciting news to share."
Farhan Akhtar will be part of the cast of Disney Plus’ upcoming series Ms Marvel.
According to Deadline, details regarding the character are under wraps, though his participation has been couched as a guest-starring role.
Ms Marvel is set to premiere on June 8, 2022, and introduces Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, aka the titular character, who is a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City.
In 2021, it was speculated that the actor had bagged an international project with Marvel Studios and unconfirmed sources had said that he has started shooting for the project in Thailand.
However, Disney, who owns Marvel Studios, had refused to comment on the matter.
Farhan Akhtar is currently helming Jee Le Zaraa, starring Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif.
He also has a multi-year partnership with Netflix via his and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Mumbai-based Excel Entertainment.
Ms Marvel episodes are directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Bisha K. Ali are the executive producers.
Obaid Chinoy recently announced that Ms Marvel will be released in cinemas across Pakistan as well.
Grateful that the universe gifts these opportunities to grow, learn and in this case have a ton of fun while doing it. #MsMarvel on @DisneyPlusHS @Marvel #ThisJune @preena621 ?? pic.twitter.com/5fYwNZIUoR
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 7, 2022
The Pakistani filmmaker penned on Instagram alongside Shehzil Azim’s artwork of the show:
“I have exciting news to share: An Eid present for Pakistan!
“We are bringing Ms Marvel to theatres across the country! Marvel Studios’ Ms Marvel to be released in cinemas in Pakistan.”
She added: “The Walt Disney Company and Marvel Studios have a special announcement to make.
“Marvel Studios’ new original series Ms Marvel will be released exclusively in cinemas only in Pakistan, through their licensee HKC Entertainment.”
The first trailer for the new series was released on March 15, 2022.
In addition to handling school, boys, and figuring out her future, Kamala embarks on a journey to hone her powers and ultimately save the world.
The series is slated to follow the teenager’s rise to superherodom as she learns to harness her powers.
The trailer begins with Kamala in the high-school guidance counsellor’s office.
Kamala is seen as the typical superhero nerd, but at some point, she gets cosmic powers, like the ability to launch energy blasts and create stepping stones to walk in the air.
The cast also includes Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Nimra Bucha, Aramis Knight, Matt Lintz, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azhar Usman and Travina Springer.