Moon Knight is one of the newest Marvel shows on Disney+. It is already raising eyebrows and grabbing the attention of Disney+ and sci-fi lovers from around the world. Ancient Egyptian cosmology and history run deep throughout the new Marvel seducers. For anyone who watched the first two episodes or read the comic, they saw that the main character of the series and his alter egos. These alter egos are Stephen Grand and Marc Spector, who are the avatars of Konshu. Konshu is the god of the moon in ancient Egyptian mythology, and it is depicted as a god with a bird skull for a head. He is played by none other than Oscar Isaac. He gains the supernatural powers of the Moon Knight and carries out the holy vengeance of the Moon God.

The primary foe of the Moon Knight is played by Ethan Hawk, who plays the role of Arthur Harrow. He is a zealot for the Devourer of the Dead, Ammit. He believes that deadly justice should be doled out. The trick is that it is based on crimes that did not happen yet.

Marvel Ventures Into Ancient Egypt and Egypt Itself

This is the first time that a marvel title ventures into Ancient Egyptian mythology and history. However, that is not all, as it is also the first one to take place in the Arab World. As you will notice, as the series progresses, more and more of the action at Moon Knight takes place in Egypt. But, in fact, that is also not all, as the connection to Egypt does not stop there. There is an array of Egyptian talent that is involved in the making of the show, whether off-screen or on-screen. For example, for total authenticity, the executive producer and director of the show is Mohamed Diab. He is the first-ever Arab Filmmaker for a Marvel Movie.

Moon Knight – A Real Depiction of Egypt For a Change

Mohamed Diab had some major hits in Egypt that including El Gezira, as well as directing some acclaimed dramas such as Clash and Cairo 678. In addition, he has been at the helm of three episodes (out of six) of the new Marvel series, Moon Knight. The 200-page pitch that he gave to Marvel alongside his writer-producer Sara Goher, his wife, focused on a major point. That point ensures that the citizens of his country, and Egypt itself, were depicted correctly on-screen. He planned to do that by avoiding the clichés and stereotypes often seen on the big screen.

He said that a big part of the pitch was to duck the orientalist appearance, which always dehumanizes Arabs and Egyptians in movies. It always showed men as evil and women are submissive. So it wasn’t only about the people’s representation but of Egypt itself. For example, he has pointed out a few movie names and how badly it depicts Egypt. The movies were not even shot in Egypt. He says movies always show Cairo as a mysterious, exotic place instead of the chaotic, bustling, and noisy modern metropolis that it is.