Pakistani Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has added yet another feather to her directorial cap but this time it is HUGE!. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Roped in to Co-Direct Marvel’s First Muslim Superhero Film.
Chinoy will join Meera Menon, Adil El Arbi, and Bilall Fallah in fetching the Disney’s Ms. Marvel series to life. IT IS UNDOUBTEDLY A SANGUINE MOVE ON A GLOBAL SPECTRUM.
According to the Hollywood Reporter,
“Oscar-winning film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been roped in to co-direct much-anticipated Ms. Marvel. The Emmy-winning director will be sharing the seat with the Disney+ series, which centres on teenage hero Kamala Khan. The character, a Pakistani American, is Marvel’s first Muslim superhero. The Marvel venture will also see Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah on the helming roster as Obaid-Chinoy. Also directing is Meera Menon, whose credits include episodes of The Walking Dead, The Punisher, and Titans.”
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 18, 2020
Earlier, Marvel announced Kamala Khan’s Game by Sana Amanat
The character of Kamala Khan was the Muslim girl embraced with “inhuman” qualities of shapeshifting. It was the creation of Marvel editor and director Sana Amanat, who is a Muslim-American herself. Khan was co-created by Amanat in 2014. The underneath inspiration stanched from a craving to create a character that young girls of similar background could identify with.
Amanat has earlier said,
“I think it’s absolutely insane that Kamala Khan is in one of the biggest Marvel games that we’ve done. The fact that she’s the entry point character in this game makes so much sense. People from all backgrounds can relate to her.”
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Becomes first Pakistani filmmaker to join Marvel film
— MCU Direct (@MCU_Direct) September 18, 2020
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Roped in to Co-Direct Marvel’s First Muslim Superhero Film
The teenage Pakistani American superhero first debuted in a Captain Marvel comic book series in 2013 and is later given her own series in 2014!
Though, even with her debut comic book series, Ms. Marvel, Kamala has remained one of the lesser-known characters in the gigantic world of Marvel Comics and was given a lack of attention. She became a more striking character with the children’s cartoon series Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors in 2018. Moreover, the announcement of her own Disney Plus series that is connected with the popular Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Twitter Shows an Inside out Reaction to the Flashing News
Dubai-based journalist Mahwash Ajaz tweeted,
“Menon is known for her 2013 indie road trip comedy Farah Goes Bang, about a young Muslim woman seeking to lose her virginity”
— Mahwash Ajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) September 19, 2020
Echoing her sentiments, journo Haroon Rashid penned,
Wow this is very impressive. I’m especially very happy for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy – an Oscar winning filmmaker from Pakistan who is an inspiration and role model to thousands of young people aspiring to be a part of a global film industry. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/hUsIHwwAlO
— Haroon Rashid (@iHaroonRashid) September 18, 2020
Another Twitter user probed,
— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) September 18, 2020
Perchance the most thrilling point of this release is that out of all of the acquainted and prevalent characters in the series, the limelight is handed to a Muslim woman of colour to SHINE AND BEHOLD.