October 2, 2022
Directors Adil El Arbi And Bilall Fallah Talk Ms. Marvel Inspirations, The '90s, And The MCU Fandom - Exclusive Interview

The Disney+ MCU shows have been sticking to a pretty rigid setup of one director per series, with the recent exception of “Moon Knight.” Now, “Ms. Marvel” is shaking things up further with another collaboration of multiple directors — sometimes even in the same episodes. “Ms. Marvel” certainly isn’t Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s first project together, having come up together in film school and partnering for a good portion of their movies and TV shows.

During their “Ms. Marvel” run, Arbi and Fallah brought the first and sixth episodes of the series to life. It’s no easy task being responsible for the inaugural episode of a series, but the seasoned directors knew what they were doing, and even added a special touch that helped shape the show’s vibe. Before working in the MCU, the pair helmed movies like “Black,” “Gangsta,” “Image,” and “Bad Boys for Life” — and in the superhero realm, they directed the upcoming “Batgirl” film.

During an exclusive interview with Looper, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah discussed the Captain Marvel and ’90s inspiration for the show, why they love working together, and in which MCU role they would cast Will Smith. The duo also shared how they convinced Kevin Feige to get on board with their idea for the first episode. 

If you could bring Captain Marvel herself into the show, how do you think she could fit into the story? Do you know if Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson have seen any of the episodes and what their reaction to them might have been?

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