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‘Ms. Marvel’ to Get a Theatrical Release in Pakistan

We are a little over a month away from the release of Marvel Studios’ newest series, Ms. Marvel, on Disney+. However, in Pakistan, they will be getting to see the Pakistanian character in a different way.

Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shared the news on Instagram that Disney has decided to release the whole series exclusively in theaters in Pakistan as the country does not have Disney+ yet. Episodes 1 and 2 will debut on June 16, with the remaining episodes being released every two weeks. Episodes 3 and 4 will debut on June 30, and Episodes 5 and 6 will debut on July 14. The theatrical release dates overlap with the Disney+ releases of Episodes 2, 4, and 6, respectively. This is being put into place to prevent spoilers/leaks from getting out. The theaters will only screen episodes that have dropped on Disney+.

Ms. Marvel stars Iman Vellani, who is also set to appear alongside Brie Larson in the Captain Marvel sequel recently retitled to The Marvels. The series also stars the Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azher Usman, Travina Springer, Nimra Bucha, and Farhan Akhtar.

The new series introduces Kamala Khan (Vellani), a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega-fan with an oversized imagination — particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home — that is, until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with superpowers, right?

Bisha K. Ali serves as head writer on the series. Bad Boys for Life filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah direct along with two-time Oscar doc short winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and The Walking Dead director Meera Menon. Ms. Marvel will begin streaming on Disney+ in the U.S. starting June 8.

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