‘Moon Knight’ Originally Left Out One Important Character
There is little denying the incredible feat that the series ended up being for the MCU, but it almost looked a lot different, as Moon Knight originally left out an important character.
We’ve remained steadfast in our love and appreciation for what we truly believe to be the best series that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever produced.
Moon Knight not only stands as the best Disney+ project for Marvel Studios, but it also is significantly impressive as an overall narrative and could be in the conversation for one of the better entries for the MCU As a whole.
Speaking on some of the most mature and layered subjects and themes that the MCU has ever explored, Moon Knight already sets itself apart in the approaches it takes and continues that with its execution in relation to that approach.
With the creative forces behind the series crafting something that is so incredibly great, it is incredibly interesting to hear how it was almost very different, with one specific interview explaining how Moon Knight originally left out one very important character.
As reported by ComicBook.com, the director of most of the series episodes, Mohamed Diab, spoke on how Layla El-Fouhly’s Scarlet Scarab was nowhere to be found in early incarnations of the series.
Diab stated, “The show didn’t start with the Scarlet Scarab, but seeing May (Calamawy) and developing her as an Egyptian character, step-by-step, the idea came up let’s make her into a superhero.”
The director continued, stating, “Right now, Marvel is the world to a lot of people, kids, teens. To be a part of that world it means you exist. Representation really, this word has been thrown right and left, but having someone like this on screen, defending good, that’s the kind of story that brings propel together.”
Diab continued, “We zeroed in on an Egyptian superhero in the Marvel Universe named the Scarlet Scarab, traditionally it’s a male character who goes and re-appropriates Egyptian artifacts from people who have stolen or gotten them by ll means and returns them to their rightful owners.”
It ended up being a brilliant development, having Layla embody this new hero, and crafting a character that seems incredibly important to both representations, and the overall narrative of Moon Knight