Ms. Marvel’s directors say episode 1’s biggest action sequence wasn’t in the script
The climax of the pilot episode of the Disney Plus series
like it was designed for freeze-framers, screencappers, and “all the Easter eggs you missed” listicle-writers.
The setting is dense with in-jokey references, and the action moves
incredibly quickly, with a montage blitzing past dozens of characters and settings.
Belgian filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, producers on the show who directed
the pilot and episode 6 of the six-episode opening season, say that sequence was the
highlight of their work on the show, and of their directing career in general.
El Arbi and Fallah, who have worked together since film school,
previously collaborated on the 2020
Bad Boys For Life
and the Belgian crime thrillers