Arthur Harrow Reportedly Changed Dramatically After Ethan Hawke Joined ‘Moon Knight’
One of Marvel Studios’ exceptional projects, Moon Knight has been a series that stands alone; one of its best parts, Arthur Harrow, reportedly changed dramatically after Ethan Hawke signed on to join the series cast.
There are few Marvel properties that can boost the level of critical acclaim as the incredible Disney+ series, Moon Knight.
Oscar Isaac portrays the eponymous character whose struggles with dissociative identity disorder have ruined his life, with massive gaps in memory taking away from his ability to live a normal existence.
Steven Grant is the former gift store clerk sharing one person with Marc Spector, a former mercenary whose deal with an Egyptian deity has forced himself to act as the avatar for the banished mythic’s quest for justice and vengeance over the human race.
The series explores some of the MCU’s most mature storytelling and brings to life an underrated and enigmatic character that is among the publisher’s most violent.
Yet, what makes the series that much better is how intriguing and interesting the antagonist of the title has been; which becomes all the more interesting considering that Arthur Harrow was reportedly changed dramatically after Ethan Hawe joined the series.
In a recent report by ComicBook.com, the writer of the series, Jeremy Slater, spoke on how that character evolved through the development process.
Slater stated, “I pitched and wrote a draft where he was much [older]. In that version, it was very much someone looking at their own mortality, reaching the end of the road, being terrified of that, and desperate to do anything to capture it.”
The writer continued, “The second Oscar came to everyone and said, ‘Look, I think I can get Ethan Hawke in this,’ We quickly abandoned the idea f an older Harrow because when you get a chance to get Ethan Hawke, you take it.”
Slater concluded by stating that Hawke approached the team with, “a really fascinating take”, on Harrow, stating, “He had a lot of ideas of things he hadn’t necessarily done yet in his career, and things that he could really bring to the character.”
It is interesting to imagine a different Arthur Harrow, as Ethan Hawke brings such a beautiful and contradictory character to the series.