Disney Plus series “Ms. Marvel,” has officially wrapped up the filming in Bangkok this past Friday (May 7). With the conclusion of the third phase of filming in Bangkok, the series has successfully concluded the filming on the whole series.
Filming began in early November 2020 at Trilith Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, with El Arbi and Fallah, Obaid-Chinoy, and Menon serving as directors of the series. El Arbi and Fallah concluded their episodes on March 5, 2021. Obaid-Chinoy began filming the fourth and fifth episodes in Thailand by March 23, occurring in Bangkok and at The Studio Park facilities, Second phase of filming occurred in Hudson County, New Jersey from March to early April.
The six-part series features newcomer Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, a New Jersey-raised teenager who discovers that she has special powers. The character arc has her finding out who she is and learning about relationships. Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) is a 16-year-old Pakistani-American Muslim teenager, who lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, and looks up to superheroes like Captain Marvel. According to Marvel, she has “an Inhuman ability to alter shape and size [and] employs an idealistic attitude as much as any power to make the world a better place.”
The series also stars Aramis Knight as Kareem Red Dagger, A vigilante; Saagar Shaikh as Amir Khan, Kamala's older brother; Rish Shah as Kamran; Matt Lintz as Bruno Carrelli, Kamala's best friend; Zenobia Shroff as Muneeba Khan, Kamala's mother and Yusuf's wife; Mohan Kapur as Yusuf Khan, Kamala's father, and Muneeba's husband. Additionally, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Nakli, Azher Usman, Travina Springer, Nimra Bucha, Alyy Khan, and Alysia Reiner have been cast in undisclosed roles, while Laurel Marsden is set to appear as Zoe Zimmer. Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar is also set to star in an undisclosed role in the series.
Ms. Marvel hails from writer Bisha K. Ali, Marvel, and Disney Plus recently named Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Meera Menon as directors on the project. In addition to appearing in this series, Iman Vellani's Kamala Khan will also appear in Captain Marvel's sequel movie “The Marvels,” which also stars Brie Larson.
According to news website Variety, "Filming was able to continue through April and early May, despite a third wave resurgence of the coronavirus in Thailand that caused the city and provincial governors to impose severe new restrictions and a near curfew in the evenings. The measures, in effect from April 19, 2021, have closed schools, restaurants, gyms, sports facilities, and cinemas. They also specified that film and TV productions should be halted. However, “Ms. Marvel” was able to obtain a waiver and continue filming as it was already observing strict anti-virus protocols. Measures included closed sets, mandatory masks and face shields on set, and virus testing twice per week."
“Ms. Marvel,” is set to premiere on Disney Plus later this year.
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