Since the last episode premiered last Wednesday, moon knight Head writer Jeremy Slater has revealed some new behind-the-scenes details about the series’ production process under Oscar Isaac. talking to StraightSlater confirmed that the original script included special cameos from «three or four» Eternals, including Kingo Kumail Nanjiani. Eternal Cameos were originally conceived as a large action sequence that served as a cold opening for one of the episodes.
“I tried very hard to include the Eternals in the show just because I’m friends with Kumail Nanjiani… I want to[ed] a bit of Kingo,” Slater said. “At one point there was a flashback on the page that sort of showed one of the avatars of Khonshu in ancient Egypt, sort of like Ammit was locked up and Alexander the Great and all that. You kind of saw that Avatar team with the Eternals. It was a really fun scene, but then again, it was very expensive to recreate Ancient Egypt to add 3 or 4 Eternals for this big action sequence.»
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The main cameos were eventually canceled due to their high production value, with everyone agreeing that it was the right decision to direct the show. The canceled connection to the MCU also allowed viewers to focus solely on the introduction of Moon Knight.
“It was one of those things where there was a very funny scene and it would have been very cold to open one of the episodes, but it also had to come out of our budget somewhere else and it would probably have hurt. our finale is along the way,” Slater said. “So that was the cameo that I had to cut. It hurt, but it was right for the show and I think everyone collectively agreed. There will be plenty of time in the future to pair this guy up with other MCU characters and start making those connections; let’s not force something just because it’s been on every other show.»
moon knight stars Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant/Mark Spector. It also features Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow, F. Murray Abraham as the voice of Khonshu, and May Kalamawi as Layla El-Fawley.
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Based on the character created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin. moon knight hails from head writer and executive producer Jeremy Slater (Umbrella Academy). The episodes are directed by acclaimed director Mohamed Diab along with Synchronous duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
The executive producers are Isaac, Diab, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Grant Curtis, Trevor Waterson and Rebecca Kirsch.