Everyone will agree that Ethan Hawke was an outstanding villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moon knightwith the actor’s quietly bewildered Arthur Harrow acting as a vicious counterpoint to Oscar Isaac’s Steven Grant and Marc Spector, even as it fulfills the typical “good and bad are two sides of the same coin” we’ve regularly seen from the franchise over the course of time of years.
It was Isaac who convinced his counterpart when to board moon knight was still in its infancy and it would be an understatement to say that by the end of Wednesday’s final it had worked out spectacularly for everyone involved. Aside from that, producer Jeremy Slater revealed to The Direct that three other antagonists once lined up to steal Harrow’s place.
“I mean, Bushman was definitely in my first few versions of the script, and we tried to have several different versions of him. Ultimately, I was the one who made the decision to take down Bushman. I went to Marvel and said I’m not comfortable with that, can we take it out and talk about different versions and they’ve always been very supportive of me.”
As Spector’s former commanding officer, Bushman has been referred to as an Easter egg, so Moon Knight’s longtime nemesis is technically MCU canon. However, Slater went on to reveal that a pair of much lesser-known foes were also in the mix.
“And we really looked at all the classic villains. There were a few we talked about; Stained Glass Scarlet, and you know, Zodiac and various similar characters. Nobody really fit the parameters of the story we were telling, so we just said, “You know what, can we just introduce a guy, and we’ll pick a name from a few” — you know, they gave me a list of all of them villains who have ever appeared in one moon knight cartoons I just went through it and said, ‘Arthur Harrow, that sounds like a cool villain name, let’s get on with it.'”
Sounds like nomenclature prevailed in the end, although it’s hard to imagine Hawke infusing any of the other names listed above with a similar level of quiet malevolence.
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