Pakistani Actor Fawad Khan Finally Made a Major Entry in Marvel Cinematic Universe Series Mrs. Marveland the verdict of the internet is that it has been worth the wait. Fawad’s appearance fits in well Mrs. Marvel, in its fifth installment, and serves to reveal more details about protagonist Kamala Khan’s heritage. Kamala, one of the MCU’s two South Asian superheroes (Kumail Nanjiani starred in Eternals as Kingo), is played by Canadian actress Iman Vellani. Kamala is a Pakistani-American teenager who receives superpowers from a bracelet given to her by her grandmother. In episode 5 of Mrs. Marvel, fans were introduced to Fawad Khan as Hasan, a freedom fighter in the British Raj who falls in love with Aisha, a creature from another dimension trying to return home. Hasan and Aisha, played by actress Mehwish Hayat, are Kamala’s great-grandparents.
As Hasan, Fawad Khan gets to show his range both in romantic scenes with Aisha and in dramatic scenes in his role as a freedom fighter. Twitter is excited and Fawad Khan is one of the top trends since the Mrs. Marvel episode aired. One fan was impressed by the Hasan-Aisha dynamic, writing, “Gawd, Mehwish Hayat and Fawad Khan’s chemistry in Ms. Marvel’s new EP (isode).”
gawd, mehwish hayat and fawad khan’s chemistry in ms marvel’s new ep <3 pic.twitter.com/bKABDjiGl3
— (@nachtsley) July 6, 2022
Another fan shared snippets of Fawad’s expressions from the episode, writing, “We can all agree that Fawad Khan is ordinary in Episode 5 of Ms. Marvel” using the hashtag #MsMarvel.
— z (@reblmoon) July 6, 2022
A tweet critically criticized the unwavering portrayal of one of history’s most troubled chapters: “The fifth episode of #MsMarvel is unafraid to tackle a dark period in history and examine generational trauma, but through the short runtime makes the flashback sequence feel rushed. Fawad Khan and Mehwish Hayat are great together, even though their relationship feels underwhelming.”
The fifth episode of #MsMarvel isn’t afraid to tackle a dark period in history and explore generational trauma, but the short running time makes the flashback sequence feel rushed. Fawad Khan & Mehwish Hayat are great together even if their relationship feels undercooked. pic.twitter.com/8tSwONBo0m
— Maxance Vincent (@MaxFromQuebec) July 6, 2022
Fawad Khan “owned the episode single-handedly,” read a tweet.
— Mohammed Huzaifa (@huzzi_123) July 6, 2022
This fan was blown away: “Fawad Khan in MCU is a day I never thought I would see, but I loved every second of it.”
— this user is watching Ms. Marvel (@underooswebsss) July 6, 2022
Mrs. Marvel has received praise for its immersive portrayal of South Asian culture and traditions. The cast is made up of a million Pakistani and Indian actors and Fawad Khan is not the only mainstream star in the series – Farhan Akhtar appeared in a pivotal role in the fourth episode as Waleed, a vigilante leader who aids Kamala while being chased in Karachi.
Other important roles in Mrs. Marvel are played by Mohan Kapur, Zenobia Shroff, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Samina Ahmad and Saagar Shaikh. The series will be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar with a new episode every Wednesday.