Moon Knight’s cast and crew discuss how much effort has been put into recreating ancient Egyptian aesthetics and adapting their divine characters.
WARNING: The following is an important spoiler for Moon Knight, Episode 1, “The Goldfish Problem”, now airing on Disney +.
Fantastic like Knight of the MoonMay be his protagonist, the series assures fans that he will stay true to the historical and mythological roots that inspired his character.
A new Knight of the Moon feature made in collaboration with National Geographic, entitled “World Builders”, revealed how thoroughly the production team of the series recreated the ancient Egyptian iconography for its scenery and history. According to production designer Stefania Cella, “What was challenging was to do something that has a historical feel, to stay in the world of Ancient Egypt.” Notable details include the use of the “names and roles of the gods” according to their mythology, according to Egyptologist Ramy Romany, and how, according to executive producer Grant Curtis, “we researched what a tomb would look like, what would a sarcophagus be like “while designing props.
Knight of the MoonHis pilot, “The Goldfish Problem,” established his story as a battle between two major Egyptian deities – Khonshu and Ammit – while teasing protagonist Steven Grant’s vast knowledge of the pantheon despite his humble work as a shopkeeper with types of gifts.
This comes after director Mohamed Diab criticized DC Comic films for inaccurate portrayals of Egypt, highlighting Wonder Woman 1984The Egyptian scene for issues such as including a sheikh and making the landscape look general. Diab also expressed his displeasure for Black Adam because he used the protagonist’s modern birthplace “as an excuse to throw out non-Egyptians when he was obviously meant to be in Egypt,” as Black Adam was originally from Ancient Egypt in comics.
It first appeared as a competitor in 1975 Werewolf at night # 32, Moon Knight has since evolved into an antihero who struggles with divisive identity disorder. This mental health feature is central to Knight of the MoonHis story, with Spencer suffering from what he initially thinks is sleepwalking, but is actually his personality in Marc Spector.
Knight of the MoonThe premiere saw Steven formally realize the presence of Mark – and consequently Consu, who regularly shows strong dislike for Steven – after a meeting with cult leader Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) and a plot with a mysterious beetle that Steven stole as Marc, as well as a jackal creature that Harrow sends behind him to get back the beetle.
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