‘Moon Knight’ Director Seemingly Confirms Marc Spector Will be Jewish
What has been the source of some controversy has recently been undoubtedly halted, as the director of the upcoming Moon Knight has seemingly confirmed that Marc Spector will be Jewish.
In a story that we covered here, there has been plenty of debate surrounding the newest Marvel hero, his upcoming Disney+ series, and the circumstances of his origin story and how it relates to his adaptation.
One of the character’s comic writers spoke about how MCU had every right to alter his original story to change one of his defining traits, so long as it was for an understandable creative reason; despite the importance of the character’s faith in the source material.
That is a story surrounding the upcoming series that has now been put to rest, as the Moon Knight director has seemingly confirmed that the MCU version of Marc Spector will be Jewish.
Wait until the end of the show,
You'll be pleased.
— Mohamed diab (@Mohamed51139769) March 19, 2022
The potential confirmation came in the form of a Twee, where the director of the sires, Mohamed Diab, responded to a fan asking if Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector will share the same Jewish heritage as his comic book counterpart.
Diab tweeted in response, “Wait until the end of the show, you’ll be pleased.” and this seems as good an article of evidence as any that the creators of the series have placed focus on this very important aspect of the character.
There are things that defined every Marvel hero, and many that define Marc Spector, but outside of his own mental illness and struggle with dissociative identity disorder,r none are more important than his Jewish upbringing.
The character’s connection to the Jewish heritage is a vital factor of the very trauma that created his struggle with multiple personalities, and it is his understanding of the Jewish faith that makes his connection with the Egyptian deity Khonshu so intriguing from a narrative perspective.
We hope that the series will do that aspect of the character justice, and we can only commend Diab and the series’ creative team for not backing down on doing right by those who created the character.