Ethan Hawke Reportedly Signed on for ‘Moon Knight’ Without Reading the Script; Something He Had Never Done
With the brand new Disney+ series coming in just a few days, the director has noted that Ethan Hawke reportedly signed on for Moon Knight without reading the script; something that he hadn’t done in 35 years of acting.
There are few Marvel projects that have been able to boast the same level of anticipation, and mystery, as the quickly approaching Moon Knight Disney+ series.
Arriving in just a few days, the series will follow beloved performer Oscar Isaac as the former mercenary turned super-powered vigilante Marc Spector.
Struggling with Dissociative identity disorder, Spector copes with multiple personalities, including one that had been bestowed the powers of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, making him into the masked Moon Knight.
The series will also introduce veteran actor Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow, an enigmatic villain that is based around several different villains from the source material and will go toe to toe with Spector’s Moon Knight in the upcoming series.
In a recent interview, the director of the upcoming series, Mohamed Diab, spoke on the fact that Ethan Hawke reportedly signed on for Moon Knight without reading the script; something that the actor hadn’t done in his 35-year career in the film industry.
In an interview with ScreenRant, the director stated, “Ethan is someone that is– everyone sees him as this great, legendary, independent film actor, and joining the superhero world is something big.
Diab continued, “So when Oscar first approached him, and then I talked to him about it, we pitched him the idea, but told him please don’t read the script. Not that the script is bad, but when you work with him, you have to get from him.”
The idea behind the conceptualization of the character was that Harrow would be created through Diab and Hawkes collaborative effort; which makes the script incomplete without the input that the director would get from the actor.
Diab concluded by stating, “Like, I think HArrow is his son, in a way, it’s a pin pong between us all but definitely his son. So to trust us and sign without– he told me ‘this was the first time in 35 years that I signed something without reading a script.’ And he did it.”
We cannot wait to see what Diab and Hawke were able to come up with in the menacing HArrow, as the promotional material has pointed to a cult-leading presence with a deeper connection to a mythology synonymous to Moon Knight’s himself.