Marvel Cinematic Universe soundtracks have always featured an eclectic mix of artists and songs whose themes are conscious of the title hero’s journey. So, when it comes to characters like Ms. Marvel, fans get something that’s not only exciting but reflective of the tone and genre.
ThatsItLA joined their fellow journalists for the “Ms. Marvel” virtual press conference, where the cast and crew got a chance to talk about their experience making the six-episode series which, in the two episodes that press previewed, had quite a mix of artists ranging from The Linda Lindas, Mase, The Ronettes and Swet Shop Boys to Pakistani favorites like Ahmed Rushdi to Naheed Akhtar.
“I think there’s always a vision of the energy and the tone that the entire crew brought to this and how we bring this character to life. And the music is such an integral part of it,” Head writer and executive producer Bisha K. Ali, said. “It’s just banger after banger on the soundtrack. Sana [Amanat] had such a clear vision of what those songs should be. I was like, ‘what about this one?’
“I think South Asian music and South Asian diasporic music is probably some of the best music in the world. And it was just a great platform,” producer and writer – based on the character by Sana Amanat said. “The studio, and Kevin, was so excited and gracious about hearing different kinds of music and celebrating that in the show.”
And Amanat carefully created playlist ever since Feige called her to join the show. Since then, she and her music team with Dave Jordan and Shannon Murphy kept adding songs that would not only shape the tone of the show but also be a reflection of Kamala’s character. “Really we dove in and we’re excited about it,” she said. “It was really challenging to get clearances on a lot of these songs. So, I’m just really happy and I feel like the music is a blend like Iman was about to say.”
“It’s like bringing together worlds,” Vellani praised. “The entire show is kind of about bringing together all the generations and you know; we have old Pakistani old Bollywood and then modern pop music and just it’s just bringing together a lot of people.”
“I think the music scene in Pakistan is so vivacious, and that I would flood Sana’s WhatsApps with like, 10 tracks, or and I’d be like, “listen to this,’ “director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy said. “And I think so much of that is in the series, and it really does make you smile.”
Ms. Marvel debuts exclusively on Disney+ on June 8, 2022.