Ms. Marvel to release in cinemas across Pakistan

KARACHI: If there is one superhero that Pakistanis are specially looking forward to this summer, it is Marvel Studios and Disney’s Ms. Marvel. The series which will star MCU’s first Muslim superhero has an impressive lineup in the cast and crew. From Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy serving as director for three episodes to Nimra Bucha and Samina Ahmed making appearances in the show, Pakistan is being well represented through the series! Some even believe that Fawad Khan is also a part of the project while Marvel is yet to confirm the news. However, what fans did not expect was the pre-release date surprise that team Ms. Marvel had for Pakistani audiences.

On Eid-ul-Fitr earlier this week, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy announced that Ms. Marvel is coming to cinemas across Pakistan!

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“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,” revealed co-director Chinoy. “Disney and Marvel will be specially creating a cinema format version of the six episode series for Pakistan, split into three parts.”

While team Ms. Marvel announced June 8 as the release date for the OTT platform, the cinematic version for Pakistan will debut on June 16 with the first two episodes. The other four episodes will release on June 30 and July 14 in local cinemas.

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“This decision was made to celebrate the introduction of the first Pakistani Marvel superhero, Kamala Khan (played by Iman Vellani), into the MCU. The series also features a diverse cast both in front of and behind the camera. Disney and Marvel did not want Pakistani audiences to miss out on seeing Ms. Marvel and her story as Disney+ has not yet launched in their country,” stated Chinoy.

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