Why Ethan Hawke Wanted To Play The MCU Cult Leader

Moon Knight star Ethan Hawke explains why he wanted to play MCU cult leader Arthur Harrow in the Disney+ series.


Arthur Harrow Knight of the Moon

Moon Knight Star Ethan Hawke has explained why he wanted to play villainous cult leader Arthur Harrow in the Disney+ series.

“I liked the idea of ​​playing a cult leader, you know, I always find those kinds of characters fascinating,” Hawke said during a fan Q&A conducted by Marvel Entertainment. “Someone who considers themselves a spiritual guru, someone who considers themselves enlightened beyond the rest of humanity.”

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Prior to Moon KnightPremiering on Disney+, Hawke said something similar when discussing what exactly attracted him to the role of Arthur Harrow. “Your instinct guides you,” Hawke said. “The villain’s super-rich brain doesn’t interest me. I like people who believe they’re a good person and that’s why they have to kill you. That, I find really terrifying.”

Created by Alan Zelenetz and Chris Warner, Harrow made his Marvel Comics debut in 1985. Moon Knight #2. A Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Harrow crossed paths with Moon Knight when the vigilante confronted him for performing illegal experiments on humans. In an August 2021 interview, before it was confirmed he would portray Arthur Harrow, Hawke described the villain as having “a real David Koresh vibe”, comparing him to religious cult leader Branch Davidians, who was famously involved in the years 1993. Waco headquarters.

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Moon Knight will consist of six episodes, in which Isaac will play several characters. This includes mercenary Marc Spector and alter-ego Moon Knight, as well as British gift shop employee Steven Grant and his alter-ego Mr. Knight, a more subdued version of the hero. With Isaac, Moon Knight also stars Hawke as Arthur Harrow, the series’ main antagonist and villainous cult leader, who seeks to bring “justice” to the Egyptian goddess, Ammit, upon the world.

Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, Moon Knight debuted in 1975 night werewolf #32. In the comics, Marc Spector is a mercenary who is given a second chance when the Egyptian god Khonshu gives Marc the opportunity to redeem his violent life. Khonshu makes him the bearer of the god’s powers on Earth, or “the fist of Khonshu”, ordering Marc to use his new powers to protect and avenge the innocent. Marvel Studios President and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige called the upcoming series “brutal,” saying it will push the boundaries of other Marvel content previously released on Disney+.


New episodes of Moon Knight premiering every Wednesday on Disney+.

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