‘Moon Knight’ Director Explains Why There Are Two Different Costumes
With one of the best parts of the latest MCU entry being the debut of Mr. Knight, Moon Knight director Mohamed Diab explains why there are two different costumes.
Debuting to a fantastic reception, its first two episodes have been some of the MCU’s best- with the second episode nearing perfection– as Moon Knight has been a trailblazer as far as Marvel projects go.
A character study with a singular focus on exploring gone of Marvel lore’s most complex and interesting creations, the series brings to life some of its most intriguing themes in a story that goes to some of the darkest depths of the Studio’s vast history.
At the center of that story is Steven Grant, a mild-mannered (former) gift store clerk whose life is slowly falling apart as a byproduct of his debilitating dissociative identity disorder.
Steven Grant is the perfect title character, as the entire series has worked to endear fans to his innocence and charm, while desperately wanting what’s best for the clearly defeated individual.
That personality, however, is balanced by the presence of Marc Spector; a confidant- and dare we say dangerous- American man who speaks with an assertiveness completely foreign to his other half.
Together, these two very different halves of the same whole combine to be the avatar of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu; acting as the fist of vengeance in defending the innocent from the unjust
One of the coolest developments of the near-flawless episode two is the debut of Mr. Knight; the byproduct of Steven- not Marc- calling on the powers of Khonshu.
In a recent interview, Moon Knight director Mohamed Diab explains why there are two costumes, and how that works to further the narrative of the two separate but connected entities.
Speaking with Collider, Diab stated, “Ironically, we started with Steven having Moon Knight and Marc having Mr. Knightm ironically, but that’s one of the best things about taking your time developing things.”
The director continued, “You start to realize no, no, no, this costume is for this guy. This is what works for them. And we realize whats the logic? The logic should be that each one of them inspires their suit.”
Diab concluded by saying, “So the suit is inspired by who you are, or what you love, or what your imagination of a suit. That’s why Steven whos completely away from the superhero world, his cool thin is when they tell him to summon the suit, it’s a suit. It’s an almost Armani suit.”
It is interesting to explore the vast differences between the two characters, and how the creative team behind the fantastic show has manifested that.