New “Moon Knight” Clip Reveals Ethan Hawke’s Villain Arthur Harrow
“Summon the suit,” May Calamawy’s Layla El-Faouly says at the start of a brand new Moon Knight clip, only the second we’ve seen of Marvel’s upcoming series on Disney+. Layla is talking to Stephen Grant (Oscar Isaac), a decidedly unheroic gift shop employee who doesn’t yet know he’s also a mercenary named Marc Spector who has a super-suit, and a superhero alter ego, that turns him into Moon Knight. The clip reveals a few things, including that Calamawy’s Layla can throw a punch, and that Ethan Hawke’s villain Arthur Harrow has some skills of his own.
Arthur Harrow is going to be a formidable foil for Moon Knight. This new clip offers the first glimpse we’ve seen of Harrow’s abilities, which include being able to summon beings from another realm with the tap of his cane. Back in January, Hawke revealed on Late Night With Seth Meyers that when working on the character he thought about, and partly modeled him on, the late Branch Davidian leader David Koresh, who got a whole bunch of his followers killed in the Siege of Wach in 1993. In the comics, Arthur Harrow is a very bad dude who appeared in a single 1985 issue of “Moon Knight” by Chris Warner and Alan Zelenetz, where he was revealed to be a scientist eager to carry on the work of the Nazis and continue experimenting with trying to make a human body immune to pain. Harrow himself had a chronic ailment, and part of his sadistic work was to cure himself.
It’s not yet known just exactly how much Moon Knight will borrow from that single issue, or, whether Hawke’s Arthur Harrow will have abilities and designs that are drawn from more than just the single source (which seems likely). We do know that Moon Knight will be “louder and more brutal than anything we’ve done before,” as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told Empire Magazine.
In this new clip, Isaac’s Stephen Grant hasn’t yet absorbed the reality of his dissociative identity disorder or the fact that he can, in fact, “summon the suit” as Layla is pressing him to do. Eventually, however, Stephen/Marc will become Moon Knight, and he’ll be able to do a whole lot more than just run for his life, as he’s doing here.
Check out the new clip below. Moon Knight arrives on Disney+ on March 30.
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