‘Ms Marvel’ on Disney+: Mehwish Hayat opens up on possibility of 'Clandestines' spin-off series
After the superb success of ‘Ms Marvel’ on Disney +, there are many questions arising in relation to Marvel's superhero Kamala Khan’s origin and the story behind her superpowers. One of the most surprising connections in the series was her deep connection with 'Clandestines' through her great-grandmother Aisha (Mehwish Hayat). It is true that the elusive and powerful immortal beings from the Noor dimension hold a lot of potential for a spin-off or a prequel series if Marvel would ever love to tap into that area.
In a recent interview with Popculture.com, the award-winning star Mehwish Hayat opened up on a possibility of a 'Clandestines' spin-off series. She also mentioned about the show's strength being rooted in authentic South Asian representation. Although she hasn’t confirmed any such production or her part in it. Hayat speaking up on the idea for a spin-off series shared, “First of all, I don't know about it, obviously, if there is going to be a prequel or something, I hope there is. But there were a lot of questions that were left unanswered, like, 'What were we doing? Why were we not being able to go back home? Why were we stuck in that place where we were as Clandestines?' And Waleed Farhan Akhtar knows Aisha, when he meets Kamala, he says, 'Oh, your great-grandmother's story's of a legend.' How do they know each other? What happened? Exactly, how did they come in contact?.”
Furthermore, revealing even more details about the same in reference to her character Aisha, mentioning the bangle won’t work in the series which leaves more room for a possible prequel or spin-off series in the near future if it ever happens, Hayat adds, “Also the fact that, when Aisha says, 'This bangle is not going to work, it's not going to work,' so how did she know that it's not going to work? And the fact that she decided to stay there with the family, but also she did not probably want the bangle to — because obviously, it was going to destroy the whole world.”
Hayat gave an insight into how there are so many things that could still be addressed and explored. Revealing that if a spin-off or prequel series ever happens with the backstory related to 'Clandestines', more specifically Aisha or the Red Daggers and their relationship, she would be game for that. Talking about it, she said, “I think so much can be done and there are amazing show creators out there who must, at least, listen to us.”
Hayat also added that her biggest reason for doing this role in the series had been the way it was written for the Disney+ adaptation and the mystery around her character. She shared, “In each episode, you would hear about her — you would hear something either negative or positive, but there was a lot of mystery and curiosity around her. There was this whole buildup, and when you actually see her in the third episode, you're like, 'Oh, that is Aisha. Okay, cool,' and then the bangle and everything. But after that, you see her as this warrior when you see her first, but then you see her vulnerabilities, her strength and as well as her, I would say, still being able to understand that she had this human side to her, or this need to want to have a family. And once she did, she decided to stay there, make her home on earth. I think so much that's still unanswered, and still, there's a lot of mystery around her character.”
‘Ms Marvel’ will be coming back with Season 2 while its first season is now streaming on Disney+.